MOBILE USERS: m.isthmus.com
Connect with Isthmus:         Newsletters 
Sunday, December 28, 2014 |  Madison, WI: 18.0° F  A Few Clouds
Collapse Photo Bar

Obama Coming to Town

Races for the Senate, U.S. House, etc. and other issues of national importance.

Obama Coming to Town

Postby Endo Rockstar » Mon Oct 01, 2012 10:45 am

Who's going to go?

Thursday at noon on Bascom Hill (I'm assuming quite the photo op, next to Abe).

It will be his first appearance after the first debates so there should be a lot of fodder --and a lot of press.

-Dan Motor
Endo Rockstar
Forum God/Goddess
 
Posts: 1266
Joined: Wed Nov 06, 2002 11:16 pm
Location: Madison

Re: Obama Coming to Town

Postby Ned Flanders » Mon Oct 01, 2012 11:00 am

Strange. You'd think his time could be better spent elsewhere...
Ned Flanders
Forum God/Goddess
 
Posts: 13533
Joined: Wed Jun 13, 2001 2:48 pm

Re: Obama Coming to Town

Postby Stebben84 » Mon Oct 01, 2012 12:23 pm

Ned Flanders wrote:Strange. You'd think his time could be better spent elsewhere...


PR. Huge crowds make him look good on the teevee, especially after the debates. Plus, as Dan said, good photo ops. It's all the campaign game.
Stebben84
Forum God/Goddess
 
Posts: 5175
Joined: Thu Mar 02, 2006 12:59 pm

Re: Obama Coming to Town

Postby Henry Vilas » Mon Oct 01, 2012 1:32 pm

It's a GOTV appearance. Dems outnumber Repubs, but Dems don't always show up at the polls. Obama's going after the college crowd.
Henry Vilas
Forum God/Goddess
 
Posts: 20286
Joined: Wed Sep 04, 2002 8:57 pm
Location: Name sez it all

Re: Obama Coming to Town

Postby Lily » Mon Oct 01, 2012 7:56 pm

IMPORTANT: You MUST register online for a free ticket to attend. Here's is the info:

http://www.nbc15.com/home/headlines/Pre ... 30621.html
Lily
Forum God/Goddess
 
Posts: 929
Joined: Tue Jan 11, 2005 11:02 pm
Location: Madison

Re: Obama Coming to Town

Postby Shorty » Mon Oct 01, 2012 8:13 pm

Will he sit on Lincoln's lap? The only entrance will be at Charter and Linden near Van Hise and Van Vleck bldngs. How will they block off all the other entrances along bascom hill? How will students who have classes in bldngs on bascom hill get there?
Shorty
Forum God/Goddess
 
Posts: 1671
Joined: Mon Jun 02, 2003 12:53 pm

Re: Obama Coming to Town

Postby Henry Vilas » Mon Oct 01, 2012 8:53 pm

Shorty wrote:How will students who have classes in bldngs on bascom hill get there?

Here.
Henry Vilas
Forum God/Goddess
 
Posts: 20286
Joined: Wed Sep 04, 2002 8:57 pm
Location: Name sez it all

Re: Obama Coming to Town

Postby rabble » Mon Oct 01, 2012 11:00 pm

I'm going if it stays quiet at work.
rabble
Forum God/Goddess
 
Posts: 6552
Joined: Tue Jun 10, 2008 7:50 pm

Re: Obama Coming to Town

Postby Meade » Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:35 am

Is this shutting down of the University even legal?
http://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/code/admin_code/uws/21

Imagine ( I wonder if you can) the outcry from Madison and UW Romney opponents if this was Romney shutting down school and getting a campaign contribution(http://www.news.wisc.edu/21107) from the State of Wisconsin, the University, and the City of Madison in the form of a huge photo op.
Last edited by Meade on Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:47 am, edited 1 time in total.
Meade
Forum God/Goddess
 
Posts: 3341
Joined: Fri Apr 23, 2010 6:26 pm

Re: Obama Coming to Town

Postby Stebben84 » Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:47 am

Meade wrote:getting a campaign contribution(http://www.news.wisc.edu/21107) from the State of Wisconsin, the University, and the City of Madison in the form of a huge photo op.


Every place that a candidate visits is basically a photo op. So you're saying every business, city, state, and municipality that hosts a candidate is a contribution?
Stebben84
Forum God/Goddess
 
Posts: 5175
Joined: Thu Mar 02, 2006 12:59 pm

Re: Obama Coming to Town

Postby Meade » Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:51 am

More or less, yes. And in this case, more. Way more. A quarter million dollars is what it cost the city alone the last time Obama came to Madison in 2010.

Why didn't the UW decline? After all, the best public university in the nation did: http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/20 ... ign-rally/
Meade
Forum God/Goddess
 
Posts: 3341
Joined: Fri Apr 23, 2010 6:26 pm

Re: Obama Coming to Town

Postby Henry Vilas » Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:55 am

Why doesn't Romney come speak to the public (for free) in Madison?
Henry Vilas
Forum God/Goddess
 
Posts: 20286
Joined: Wed Sep 04, 2002 8:57 pm
Location: Name sez it all

Re: Obama Coming to Town

Postby wack wack » Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:56 am

Meade wrote:Is this shutting down of the University even legal?
http://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/code/admin_code/uws/21

Imagine ( I wonder if you can) the outcry from Madison and UW Romney opponents if this was Romney shutting down school and getting a campaign contribution(http://www.news.wisc.edu/21107) from the State of Wisconsin, the University, and the City of Madison in the form of a huge photo op.


They wouldn't need to shut down anything for a Romney visit. Well, the sidewalks around Lisa Link Peace Park maybe, but that's about it. Nor would many photogs show up, so another non-issue.
wack wack
Forum God/Goddess
 
Posts: 3192
Joined: Mon Jan 20, 2003 5:32 pm

Re: Obama Coming to Town

Postby Stebben84 » Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:57 am

Meade wrote:Why didn't the UW decline?


UW-Madison and the Obama campaign are working on a contract to cover the university's costs for hosting the president, Sweeney said.

Read more: http://host.madison.com/news/local/govt ... z289b9S2wI
Stebben84
Forum God/Goddess
 
Posts: 5175
Joined: Thu Mar 02, 2006 12:59 pm

Re: Obama Coming to Town

Postby jman111 » Tue Oct 02, 2012 10:05 am

Did someone suggest that te University was "shutting down" for this event?
That sounds like a bit of an exaggeration (or an outright lie) to me.
jman111
Forum God/Goddess
 
Posts: 3126
Joined: Wed Aug 12, 2009 12:43 pm
Location: Dane County

Next

Return to National Politics & Government

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

moviesmusiceats
Select a Movie
Select a Theater


commentsViewedForum
  ISTHMUS FLICKR
Created with flickr badge.

Promotions Contact us Privacy Policy Jobs Newsletters RSS
Collapse Photo Bar