Obama rallies supporters in Seattle to 'write our own destiny'
September 25th, 2011
05:09 PM ET
8 years ago

Obama rallies supporters in Seattle to 'write our own destiny'

(CNN) - In a fund-raising pitch in Seattle, President Barack Obama implored his supporters to rally behind him once again, saying that helping secure his re-election is the best way to turn around a sluggish economy and overcome strident political opposition.

"We are tougher than the times that we live in, we are bigger than the small politics that we've been witnessing," he told the audience at the city's Paramount Theatre. "We are a people who write our own destiny, and it is fully within our power to write it once more."


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  1. cooldaddy1

    Obama and the Democrats has a super majority with 100% control for the first two years.
    What he did with that power is why the Republicans won in a land slide in 1010.

    September 25, 2011 05:24 pm at 5:24 pm |
  2. glcox

    What a trooper, I bet he had to give up a round of golf to fly to this fundraiser. The only thing Shovel Ready about Obama is his popularity... his approval rating is cratering deeper than a Cascade Volcano...

    September 25, 2011 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |
  3. CA Dream USA

    Mr. President just keeping talking jobs and soon corporations will start listening and start building again...

    September 25, 2011 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |
  4. TPaw

    God's speed.

    September 25, 2011 05:45 pm at 5:45 pm |
  5. Senior Citizen

    We have to beat the Republican/Obstructionist before they bring this country to it's knees so I hope that he raises millions. The party of NO doesn't even want to help all the people who have had disaster strike their lives. I lives about 50 miles from Joplin and have seen the destruction and also the flooding along the Missouri River in Iowa and other states and there is no way that people with above average income can recover without help. We manage to help all the Foreign Countries and when our country need help the Republican's say NO, but that's the only word they seem know when it comes to the people who are the backbone of this country. I guess you could say that they are not humanitarians except when it comes to the rich, the oil co., the insurance companies, the pharmacitucal companies, Halliburtan and their ilk.

    September 25, 2011 05:45 pm at 5:45 pm |
  6. Hussein Obama

    Barry, it's not that you have not made enough speeches, nor is it that your policies are too 'advanced' or 'nuanced' for us to understand. It is your policies themselves, your philosophy and your tactics that we oppose. For the sake of our great country, WE HOPE YOU FAIL!

    September 25, 2011 05:52 pm at 5:52 pm |
  7. nuff said

    Does this guy ever stop campaigning long enough to run the country? Just curious who is paying for this blatant campaign tour? By all accounts the taxpayers keep getting stuck with millions in expenses so he can raise less than the cost of the trip. It would be cheaper if he stayed home and we gave him the money. Anyway as more and more shady backroom deals emerge like Solyndra someone should look and see if the President is personally becoming enriched somehow. Oh maybe that was what he was talking to Clinton about–wealth management–I seem to remember him entering office $5mill in the hole and now $$$$$$$$

    September 25, 2011 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
  8. PhonyRepubs

    Wow. Had I known, I would be present at the Calif townhall

    Go Obama! We the people have your back in 2012!

    September 25, 2011 06:08 pm at 6:08 pm |
  9. Louis Wu

    Is anyone troubled by how much money the taxpayers spent this weekend helping Obama raise money

    September 25, 2011 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |
  10. A Democrat in North Carolina

    Keep fighting President Obama even though it may seem you are losing the fight and some supporters which were just fair weather supporters anyway they didnt really support you. Some may not like you and cant stand the ground you walk on some may even want you to fail. but admid all the criticism znd the hatred there are real supporters who are saying we are with you all the way just dont give up on us. I truly believe you were elected for a reason and to me that reason is to fight for the poor and the middle class. I know that Republicans think that you want to take from the rich and give to the poor which i feel is ok because the rich have been taking far too long, and its time for someone to stand up and say enough. Some Republicans even feel you just want to look out for us black folk because you are a black President but we didnt feel that way when they was in the whitehouse. I Thank GOD for you and i just say keep the faith! fight on!!!!!!!

    September 25, 2011 07:02 pm at 7:02 pm |
  11. Ed 1

    When you were running for office you said if you can't fix the economy in three years after taking office you should not be re-elected well why are you running for office.

    The only thing you have fixed is to divide this country father than ever before with all your lies. If you don't think he lies then I suggest you stop drinking the Kool Aid and do you research.

    I have tried in the past to post the backup but CNN has never approved my facts even when the proof was there.

    Obama is running this Country into the ground but from what I see you hate the Repubs so bad you can't see it.

    If this gets posted I know there will be a lot of name calling but he has been caught with to many facts that Obama has said that just are not true period.

    Obama has said the buck stops with him but he continues to blame everyone else but himself.

    September 25, 2011 08:11 pm at 8:11 pm |
  12. Hammerer

    Heard that speech before.
    How about some action!

    September 25, 2011 08:13 pm at 8:13 pm |
  13. izzieie

    Look at that face, so smug. Guess he doesn't ready the polls or comments. He is going down.

    September 25, 2011 08:17 pm at 8:17 pm |
  14. CheeseSteak

    Why bother. He's done. He had his chance and blew it.

    September 25, 2011 08:20 pm at 8:20 pm |