Baldimo
 
Reply Wed 9 May, 2007 01:08 pm
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RICHMOND, Va. - Barack Obama, caught up in the fervor of a campaign speech Tuesday, drastically overstated the Kansas tornadoes death toll, saying 10,000 had died.

The death toll was 12.

"In case you missed it, this week, there was a tragedy in Kansas. Ten thousand people died - an entire town destroyed," the Democratic presidential candidate said in a speech to 500 people packed into a sweltering Richmond art studio for a fundraiser.

Obama mentioned the disaster in Greensburg, Kan., in saying he had been told by the office of Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius that the state's National Guard had been depleted by its commitment to the Iraq War.

"Turns out that the National Guard in Kansas only had 40 percent of its equipment and they are having to slow down the recovery process in Kansas," Obama said, his shirt sleeves rolled up and his head glistening with sweat.

As the Illinois senator concluded his remarks a few minutes later, he appeared to realize his gaffe.

"There are going to be times when I get tired," he said. "There are going to be times when I get weary. There are going to be times when I make mistakes."

Obama spokesman Bill Burton said later that the senator meant to say "at least 10," instead of 10,000.

During his speech, Obama stirred the crowd as he often does by skewering President Bush over the unpopular war and noting that he opposed it from the outset.

"How could we have been involved in a war that never should have been authorized, that has already cost us half a trillion dollars," Obama said.

It was Obama's third visit to Virginia's capital in eight months. It came as national polls show him trailing rival Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., by double digits.


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So Obama is tired and gets a pass. Sounds like a lame excuse to me. If he gets elected pres how is going to handle that sort of pressure and at times lack of sleep? Continue to play the blame game?
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ebrown p
 
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Reply Wed 9 May, 2007 01:19 pm
I am guessing that you are a Hillary fan then, Baldi?
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DrewDad
 
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Reply Wed 9 May, 2007 01:27 pm
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Baldimo wrote:
So Obama is tired and gets a pass. Sounds like a lame excuse to me. If he gets elected pres how is going to handle that sort of pressure and at times lack of sleep? Continue to play the blame game?

Maybe he could take enough vacations to break even Dubya's record.
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Baldimo
 
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Reply Wed 9 May, 2007 01:27 pm
ebrown_p wrote:
I am guessing that you are a Hillary fan then, Baldi?


Don't know at this point. Likely hood of supporting a Dem is low but you never know. I don't even know which Rep I like right now. Romney seems the best person but I also like the guy in your avatar because of his stance on immigration. I don't think Tom is going to get the nod but at least he is one of the few candidates that is pushing something of real essence when it comes to immigration. Lets hope the others pick up some of what he is saying with some real gusto.
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dyslexia
 
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Reply Wed 9 May, 2007 01:29 pm
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As the Illinois senator concluded his remarks a few minutes later, he appeared to realize his gaffe.

"There are going to be times when I get tired," he said. "There are going to be times when I get weary. There are going to be times when I make mistakes."
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ebrown p
 
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Reply Wed 9 May, 2007 01:48 pm
Baldimo wrote:
ebrown_p wrote:
I am guessing that you are a Hillary fan then, Baldi?


Don't know at this point. Likely hood of supporting a Dem is low but you never know. I don't even know which Rep I like right now. Romney seems the best person but I also like the guy in your avatar because of his stance on immigration. I don't think Tom is going to get the nod but at least he is one of the few candidates that is pushing something of real essence when it comes to immigration. Lets hope the others pick up some of what he is saying with some real gusto.


I like Tom too... and I truly hope he either wins the Republican nomination (unlikely), or makes the Republican nominee cater to the rabid right (likely). But, Tom or no, the Democratic nominee will mostl likely be the next president.

Attacking Obama is the way to ensure that Hillary gets to the White House.

Personally, I don't like this idea. I prefer Edwards to Obama... but Edwards hasn't gotten much traction yet and it looks like it is either Obama or Hillary.

I
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Wed 9 May, 2007 02:26 pm
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It was in reaction to Bush's faux pas Monday after he formally greeted the queen with trumpets, a 21-gun salute and a march by the Old Guard Fife & Drum Corp.

At one point in the South Lawn ceremony, Bush noted that the queen had dined with 10 U.S. presidents and had helped the United States "celebrate its bicentennial in 17 ... ." Bush caught himself and corrected the date to 1976." This brought loud laughter from many in the invited audience of thousands.

A chagrined Bush deadpanned that the queen just "gave me a look that only a mother could give a child."
forbes

Pretty much a <shrug> for both of them.

As long as nobody makes a habit of mis-speaking. k?
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