Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Barack the Vote - This Friday!

Here's just the thing for anybody looking to combine good politics and good music.

Join our very own Sen. Barack Obama THIS FRIDAY night for an evening featuring musical performances by:

Jeff Tweedy
Stephan Jenkins
Jill Sobule

The event is at the Riviera Theater, 4746 N. Racine Ave. at 7p.m.

For security reasons, no bags will be allowed inside.

Also, no signs or banners are permitted.

To purchase tickets, go to donate.barackobama.com


At December 4, 2007 at 4:15 PM, Anonymous lake county democrat said...

I didn't know you endorsed Obama. I'm sorry to hear that -- I voted for him twice but have been left cold by his campaign: he's lying about my second most important issue (national health insurance -- see Paul Krugman's columns in the New York Times), he endorsed candidates like the Strogers and Dorothy Tillman, and he's basically run as Jimmy Carter in 1976 (remember? not from the beltway? smart with my engineering degree? Obama's even brought back Zbigniew Brzezinski: the Dem's match for Dubya in foreign policy, unless you think converting Iran from pro-West to pro-Islamic terror was a good thing). And I'm sorry: you can't say you oppose torture and be a strong backer of torture-enabling Mayor Daley.

Even if I did like Obama, there's not a lot of policy difference between the leading Dem candidates. I'd save your money for the real election, or give it to people who really need it.

At December 4, 2007 at 4:20 PM, Anonymous lake county democrat said...

John, here's something else you should tell your readers: if you give your name at this thing (or similar event for another candidate), you will probably be making your "endorsement" public. That happened to a friend of mine when he went to an ACT concert with John Cougar Mellencamp. Next thing he knew, he was on a bunch of public campaign finance search engines saying he had donated to John Kerry's general election campaign (no mention of a concert)and a coworker spread the word. (This is the dark side to all that "open disclosure" business -- it discourages people from participating in politics, but it is what it is and people should make an informed choice).


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