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. Lindsay

    This is all going to end in very bad taste and the whole process is going to make the USA look even worse than ever.

    The DNC will pander to HRC as most of those "high up" in the DNC did not expect or want Obama to be the nominee. At the time, no one was worried 'cos HRC was ahead. Now those in power in the DNC see the FL and MI case(s) as one last chance to help HRC over the top, which is what was "planned" and "expected" all along – her being the nominee that is.

    Somehow, HRC is going to be "given" the nomination in spite of being beaten and it'll all be made to look "right" and "legal" following a new interpretation of the "rules".

    Obama is the USA's best hope to move forward and from the brink of falling into a very dark period but he'll be ousted by the more "powerful" and the world will look on and groan and laugh (maybe) and loose even more respect for a once all-powerful nation.

    Oh how the mighty fall. Not just Clinton, McCain, Obama but the USA as a whole.

    Sad, but the whole world still looks on with a little hope and faith.

    May 31, 2008 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  2. Elizabeth, NC

    Mr President. We all know the GOP shake in their shoes anytime they hear your name. But do you have to rub it in this way.

    May 31, 2008 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  3. kenny cole

    keep going forward the almighty God is with youi

    May 31, 2008 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  4. Mighty Blogger, Seattle, Wash

    Seems to me that Senator Obama does know how to play hard ball.
    He just does it as a gentlemen. Refreshing...

    May 31, 2008 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  5. Ben

    go boy, you're the best. take your good works to the white house and bring our boys home from Iraq. you're a gift to us.
    God bless America

    May 31, 2008 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  6. outsider

    Great idea. Great job.

    May 31, 2008 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  7. Chris, Antioch, CA

    Very nice message, Obama!

    May 31, 2008 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  8. too much of Bama

    and when does Obama get blessings from his old pals Rev Wright and Father Michael Pfleger ?

    May 31, 2008 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  9. Melissa

    I RSVPed on his site, but apparently there are no tickets and it's just first come first serve.

    I waited with a ticket for over 3 hours in February. Am I supposed to camp out for 24 hours beforehand? Anyone else going - how early to you plan to get there?

    May 31, 2008 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  10. AJM

    A good move by the Obama Campaign!

    May 31, 2008 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  11. dan davenport

    What an EXCITING moment in the history of our great country!!!! Obama embarking on a historic journey into the doors of the White House as our next PRESIDENT of the USA!!!!!!! We've waited a very long time for Camelot to come home.......welcome Barack Obama!!!!!!

    May 31, 2008 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  12. For leftist bush

    I doubt people will simply trade the right-wing dingbat Bush for the left-wing nut case, Obama.

    We are ready for change, but won't repeat the same mistake of electing a cocky, boastful, mocking, dismissive inexperienced and under qualified elitist to the presidency.

    May 31, 2008 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |

    when you play by the ruels, sometime it get hard and seen like you are drowing BUT-– keep playing by the ruels doing what the ruels agree and you and your party will shing because i believe that our father in heaven are looking down. now in this race you got to be carefull what you ssay about the father. when this country was build on the father. OBAMA----NO MATTER WHAT PEOPLE SAY YOU ARE THE MAN ----–YOU WILL BE THE ONE -so keep running by the ruels and understand that people will come around when all of this mess get behind us.i am for you and so many peoples here in FLORIDA. keep your head up and never hold your head down unless you are picking something up you are on the high road and never forget that. WE LOVE YOU MR. O---------------–

    May 31, 2008 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |
  14. Didine in Maryland

    Go Obama! Keep up the good job. We all love you and believe in you. We will claim victory finally on tuesday. Sorry HRC, go back to New York or rally behind Obama, if you still want to be his VP.

    May 31, 2008 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  15. Mulato in Canada

    I strongly believe that Obama will win the democratic party elections, and I hope he will be elected president as well.

    I really hope that the democrats choose a winner between today, when the DNC rules committee makes a final decision on FL and MI, and the end of the primaries on June 3rd. Superdelegates need to come forward and support the front-runner at that time, and math so far says that it will be Barack Obama.

    I strongly believe that Obama will win the democratic party elections, and I hope he will be elected president as well.

    By the way, I was once Hillary Clinton's supporter, but after her behavior in this presidential campaign I have experienced deception after deception.

    The whole world is looking at these elections; USA desperately needs a new image abroad.

    May 31, 2008 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  16. why?

    Michelle Obama herself said that she would have to think about voting for HRC, were Clinton the nominee of the democratic party.

    How then do all the Obama supporters get off blogging that all the HRC supporters should back Obama? Why do you think we owe you all any unity, when clearly you do not believe the reverse? If Michelle needs to think about the worthiness of the other dem, believe will all the HRC supporters.

    You can forget the support of any true democrat. We will vote our conscience and vote for the best candidate (HRC) and against the worst candidate (Obama).

    May 31, 2008 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  17. Sara

    – Go OBAMA – waiting for you to become the nomination for president!

    OBAMA – 08!

    May 31, 2008 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |
  18. steve H.

    i was a clinton supporter untill Hillary used underhanded tactic its time to move on and support the dem. party. George bush stole the country last election,Is hillary tring to do the same this election.its time for all snakes to move on.

    May 31, 2008 05:29 pm at 5:29 pm |
  19. Perusing-through

    Go Barack, Go!!

    . . . and by the way, , , nice suit. You fit is well. I’m happy to see you threw on some spring colors.

    May 31, 2008 05:39 pm at 5:39 pm |
  20. Perusing-through

    Go Barack, Go!

    . . . and by the way, , , nice suit. You fit it well. I’m happy to see you threw on some spring colors.

    May 31, 2008 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |
  21. Ann

    He's going to team up with his wife Michelle? How touching...why not take Wright and Pfleger along? He would probably be doing himself a tremendous favor by leaving that wife at home..but we need her to keep talking so we can finally get Hillary nominated!

    May 31, 2008 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |
  22. K.L. Sullivan

    We have screwed up bad feilow Dems, this guy is slimey and we may be stuck with him. Write Senator Clintons name in. We do NOT want him in the White House even if we have to suffer McCain for 4 year.

    May 31, 2008 05:42 pm at 5:42 pm |
  23. AZ

    God Bless the people that are now awake and have Clear vision.

    God Bless America and continue leading your children !!!!!!

    May 31, 2008 05:43 pm at 5:43 pm |
  24. Sharon, PA

    a bit presupmtive, eh?

    May 31, 2008 05:43 pm at 5:43 pm |
  25. GM from MN

    Battleground State? McCain won't even come close to getting my state. You'll see about as many republican votes for Ron Paul.

    May 31, 2008 06:36 pm at 6:36 pm |
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