Oprahpalooza Opens BIG– Massive Rally in Des Moines
THE END OF THE CLINTON MACHINE?
Hillary and the Clintons can’t stop this…
Oprah opens big in Iowa with Barak Obama.
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) is joined by entertainer and talk show host Oprah Winfrey (R), as he addresses a campaign rally in Des Moines, Iowa, December 8, 2007. Iowa holds the first-in-the-nation caucuses for the 2008 presidential election on January 3.
Oprah joined her friend Barak today for their weekend palooza.
The AP reported:
The weekend “Oprahpalooza” lends A-list star power to Obama’s campaign, drawing huge crowds that Obama hopes will turn into his fans. Tens of thousands were expected to turn out for the media diva’s Iowa stops and her Sunday visits to South Carolina and New Hampshire with Obama and his wife. In South Carolina, the campaign ran out of the 18,000 tickets originally available for the biggest event and moved it to the 80,000-seat University of South Carolina football stadium.
…”The amount of time you spend in Washington means nothing unless you are accountable for the judgment you made,” Winfrey said. She said from the beginning Obama “stood with clarity and conviction against this war in Iraq.”
“There are times that I even worry about what happens to our country,” Winfrey said, standing on a small stage before a sea of people in the 100,000-square-foot hall. “That is why for the very first time in my life I feel compelled to stand up and speak out for the man who I believe has a new vision for America.”
Reuters has more.
From the video clips it looks like Oprah took a pretty good swipe at the Clintons at the Des Moines rally.
Democratic presidential hopeful, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill.. waves to supporters as he stands with Oprah Winfrey during a rally, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2007, in Des Moines, Iowa.(AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
Meanwhile… Hillary dragged Chelsea on stage today.
The Politico has more on the “O” Show.