May 31st, 2008
03:33 PM ET
13 years ago

Obama finale at GOP convention site

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(CNN) - Barack Obama will close out the primary season on Tuesday with a campaign event at the site of the Republican convention.

His campaign announced on Saturday that the Illinois senator will team up with his wife Michelle at a rally at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, the same arena which will house the 2008 Republican National Convention in September.

Obama's rally will take place as Montana and South Dakota close out the Democratic primary season on Tuesday. Thirty-one delegates are at stake in those two states.

Minnesota is considered a battleground - or swing - state that both parties will fight for in the general election.

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soundoff (105 Responses)
  1. Farrell, Houston, Tx

    Obama needs to tell John McCain to go back to Iraq and get a correct count of troops before he tries to teach him anything.

    May 31, 2008 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  2. Dave - Minneapolis

    I'll be there!


    May 31, 2008 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |
  3. roger Salvo

    I'm a Floridian, and I think DMC should seat them all or non of them. If not McCain will be the next president.


    May 31, 2008 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |

    Senator Obama is one of the most disrespectul, divisive,corupt and fraudulent politicians that I have seen in my 61 years on this earth. You are as "cute" as a button and you will pay for your actions and screwed up attitudes. I WILL DEFINITELY KEEP YOU IN MY PRAYERS AND MAY THE LORD HAVE MERCY ON YOUR SOUL!!!

    HILLARY, 08

    May 31, 2008 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  5. Reality

    AWESOME !!!!!! 🙂

    OBAMA / HAGEL 2008

    May 31, 2008 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  6. Sylvia Johnsen

    "Mission Accomplished 2".

    Since admitting this race is not over by going to Puerto Rico and campaigning in South Dakota and Montana, Obama will once again start a general election ignoring Clinton. If he can't bully the opponent out before election day, like he did in Chicago, he aim to marginalize Clinton. Continuing the saga of disrespect, division by belittleing and negativity. There is nothing left of the Obama pillars of change, briding the divide and hope. The more we learn about Obama, the more we dislike him; Obama has become what he is – a Chicago politician.

    If we agree the popular vote is a tie, then I see no reason why superdelegates should gamble the election on Obama. He ran the most negative campaign and should not be rewarded for it. Clinton has to stand up to the bully, if anyone can it's her.

    May 31, 2008 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  7. Chris Woltman

    Gee, I wonder why he's so confident. Did anyone SEE that crowd that gathered for him in Portland, Oregon. Obama why don't you just have a pre convention in front of the White House tomarrow and we can all show up and drag George W. out into the streets!

    May 31, 2008 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  8. barackobama4prez

    Go get 'em Barack! We've got your back. Take it to the repubs!

    May 31, 2008 01:02 pm at 1:02 pm |
  9. suz

    Go away, oh arrogant one from Chicago. You are not presidential material.

    May 31, 2008 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
  10. Gaylon

    OBAMA you relly are pitififul. You send some one like Rep. Wexler to present your cause to the DNC Committe with such a ridiculous proposal that the delegates be split in half tnd say this will bring party unity. Think again. I hope you can win with what you get. Because without Hillary you will get nothing. Wexler is an idiot.

    May 31, 2008 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  11. Olivia

    Remember the name Hillary Clinton, Barack. That is the candidate you continue to diss by pushing her out of the way.
    Remember the name Hillary Clinton, Michelle. That is the candidate you say can't run her own house, so how can she be expected to run the white house. She had 8 years in the white house and did very well as a respected first lady, may I remind you.
    As an american, I am the one who is worried about what might eventually end up in the white house.

    May 31, 2008 01:12 pm at 1:12 pm |
  12. Turnabout is Fair Play

    Good for you Obama! By doing this, you will make us supporters think of you when the RNC has their convention at the same site. Make sure it is a rousing finale so that those who are uncommitted and your supporters as well as Hillary's supporters who will come into our fold will think of a democrat when the Repugnicans have their convention there. Woot!!

    Obama/Sebelius '08!

    May 31, 2008 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  13. jim carroll

    Florida and Michigan proved that politicans do not need to spend money on advertising to know how to vote. All of Florida's and Michigans's votes should count. The News Media does a good job of informing people about the politicans. Take credit.

    Thank You, Jim Carroll Internet Free Press

    May 31, 2008 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |
  14. Leo Antony

    Barrack Obama will score a huge victory over mcCain on 4/11/08. He will be a great American President non as been since JFK.
    Will Americans be crasy enough to choose Hilary as their democratic Nominee after what she has demonstrated over the past 6 months, viz the following to name a few:
    1. Florida & Michigan: She signed up to penalize states for breaking Rules and repeated it after winning New Hampshire primary, i.e. when she was leading the delegate count. Didn't she know then about what she is now saying? Doesn't that worry Americans what type of President she will turn out to be? Think hard, think again, you voters in Puerto Rico, S Dakota & Montana. Send her a message what you think of her.
    2. Hilary lied , for a fact, that she faced a hail of cross fire on her peace mission to Bosnia. Can Americans accept Liar to be their President? If you do, then you shouldn't complain ever if she turns out to be a Bill Clinton Plus, worse than George Bush. Then even God cannot help America. By the way, if we are to believe Bill Clinton that Hilary misspoke due to tiredness after a late night, how in the world would Americans expect her to answer that 3am call? Bill Clinton to the rescue? Didn't you get lies, lies and lies from this guy ? remember?
    3. Hilary repeated the reminders on RFK , not once but said it 4 times. This is no slip but intended to convince suspected 'Fence sitters amongst the Uncommited Super-Delegates'. Imagine the idea she is throwing out to all those 'crazy guys' of the likes of Sirhan Sirhan, and there are plenty of them in the USA. Just recollect the numeruous shootings oevr the past 3 years. This act alone is unforgivable and all demos participating in the next 3 primaries should vote their displeasure of her act, and remind all future candidates that this type of dirty politics must face the wreath of the people.
    4. Hilary has said that Obama can win the GE'08 at one of the last Clinton/Obama debate. She now says not likely. Do Americans still believe her? My gosh, is anyone uncertain about how big a victory the Demo Party will win come 4/11/08, no matter who the candidate is.?
    Come on Democrats, surely Hilary's often repeated claim that hard working white Americans will not vote for Obama is tantamount/ attempt at making it a reality in the event she loses, and/or blackmail the Super-Delegates to choose her. Playing a Racist card is putting the race relations decades back and no politician should be allowed to use it to succeed in their political ambitions.

    God Bless America,

    Leo Antony

    May 31, 2008 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |
  15. Jenny

    I support the democrats and have no favourites, but thing the should be a winner soon unless it will destroy the unity of the party. It will get to a position when the domocrats which democrats wont be able to resolve fairly in the eyes of all.

    May 31, 2008 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  16. Rave

    Mr. Obama, you rock. Now go get them tiger
    OBAMA (2008 -16)

    May 31, 2008 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |
  17. jimmy velman


    May 31, 2008 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |
  18. lily

    Im sorry barack hussain obama, if you will be the nominee, we cant support you. I hope you will lose in november.

    May 31, 2008 01:37 pm at 1:37 pm |
  19. Chuck

    Wonder if he's going to bring Rev Wright, Minister Flegler, Mr. Rezko, and all his other cronies?

    This man isn't fit to lead our country!!!

    Hillary '08 &'12

    May 31, 2008 01:37 pm at 1:37 pm |
  20. Jim Florida

    I do not trust obama

    May 31, 2008 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |
  21. rumpusgoopus

    And I will be there! MN for Obama!

    May 31, 2008 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |
  22. Time to move on

    Good thinking.Your campaign is unique.
    OBAMA 08

    May 31, 2008 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  23. GAE

    Senator Obama should have stood on top of Mt. Rushmore and explained what happened to the tenants in the housing project in Chicago who froze their behinds off because his buddy Rezko did not pay the gas bills. Or better yet, he should stand in front of his mansion in Chicago and explain how Rezko helped him get it..........

    May 31, 2008 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  24. travis

    there r all going to be upset with you now, watch your back there will be comming after you now with a lot of attacts on you.

    just keep doing what your doing.

    May 31, 2008 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  25. obama rocks

    hang in Barack.! it is now amatter a few days .
    Obama 08!

    May 31, 2008 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
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