Obama campaign registers voters at MLK Day Parade

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Submitted: Mon, 01/16/2012 - 8:21pm
Updated: Mon, 01/16/2012 - 10:09pm

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — While Republican presidential candidates get ready to debate tonight in Myrtle Beach, President Obama’s campaign used this MLK Day to register voters.

Volunteers for Obama for America took today’s MLK Day Parade in Wilmington as an opportunity to reach a lot of folks and get them signed up to vote. Although they are rooting for the President to stay in office, volunteer Carter Jewell said it does not matter what party you belong to. She just wants people to be informed and aware of the upcoming election.

“Martin Luther King was all about empowerment of people, empowerment of your voice, finding your voice in your community, so we are out here today not only to register people and to get them to vote, but also just to empower them and to make them aware that they can make a difference,” Jewell said. “Their voice is important, and it does need to be heard in November.”

Jewell said she’s hopeful about President Obama’s campaign and that the American people are seeing what she says is a great president in action.


  • robo says:

    This tactic by Obama and the Democrats shows no respect for Martin Luther King Day. Dr. King would be appalled.

  • GuestFunny says:

    Funny…I tend to think he would help them.

  • Guest1165 says:

    This makes no more sense than your post last week. Instead of going there again, just re-read the post from last week. It is titled “Robert Green’s Rant”. You’re a regular one-trick pony, aren’t you?

  • Robert Green says:

    Look to the socialized gravy trains in Europe(i.e Greece).They have run off the end of the tracks.The cars in the train ( Prescription drug program,social security,Obamcare,Medicaid and Medicare) will derail the nation financially likewise.Socialism settled upon the nation when LBJ’s “Great Society” took root.Obama has only expedited the movement.

  • Commonsensenotcommontoday says:

    …but at least they’re not trying to destroy America as we know it.

  • Guest1165 says:

    Get ready. Obama will win again because there is not one person the republicans can nominate that can beat him. You might as well nominate Reagan again. He’s dead and has as much chance as any of them.
    Mitt – Could debate himself. He been one every side of every issue.
    Ron – A crachpot that originally got voted in because he believed in term limits. He’s been there ever since.
    Rick – Either one. Ooops.
    Newt – Nobody liked him 20 years ago and I don’t think he has endeared himself to anyone since.
    So have fun in November and get ready because you ain’t seen nothin’ yet.

  • Commonsensenotcommontoday says:

    …that Barrack Obama is intent on destroying the United States as we know it by crippling Capitalism and turning us into a European Socialist nightmare.

    The same can be said for Dick Durbin, Nancy Pelosi, Bawney Fwank and ninety-five percent of the “mostly White” Democrats.

  • Guest1165 says:

    I suppose Romney, Perry, Paul, Newt, or any others running for the tea bagger party has your best interests at heart.
    By the way, Why don’t you googlr santorum and check out the first definition. That’s right up your alley, so to speak.

  • Guest CommonTater says:

    So the “issues” to you are using the word tea bagger and santorum eh? Deep…… And you vote? God we are doomed!

  • Guest54 says:

    Lord help us!

  • Guest461 says:

    I’m extremely hopeful…that he doesn’t have the opportunity to screw this country up any worse than he’s already done. NOBAMA 2012!!!

    I only hope and pray that the 1st time, minority voters have enough knowledge now to keep him OUT of office during the next term. These ARE the voters the Obama campaign attempted to register, correct?

    That “FREE STUFF” you were supposed to have coming to you didn’t turn out so good did it?

    Keep in mind that if you were able to run around a tree at 186,999 miles per second, there is the distinct possibility that you will screw yourself. Voting for Obama again will provide the exact same results.

  • GuestReality says:

    I have voted in every presidential election since 1968. I can assure you…it doesn’t matter who you vote for; they all turn out the same.

  • Robert Green says:

    What issues have made the President great in action for Americans to watch? Most people promoting Obama could not have an intelligent converstion concerning the issues.I suspect many were with the NAACP,ACORN and other Democratic operatives that perpetuate myths within the African-American community.

    Obama’s signature accomplishment(Obmacare) will be a tremendous failure once implemented. The only issue they are probably well versed in is keeping the dependency culture(welfare) alive.Achieving socialized healthcare is nothing to crow about unless you will be predominately on the receiving end without making a significant contribution.You establish the largest bureaucracy in the government.Socialized healthcare is Obama’s legacy that will come back to haunt him.As for being a leader,Obama has been a spectator on foreign policy and domestic issues.He allows his liberal cronies to shape his policies by implementing the Saul Alinsky playbook.

    I suspect Obama will receive around 99% of the African-American vote due to his skin pigmentation.An objective analysis of his policies will not be given serious consideration.This logic goes against what MLK promoted…studying the content of a man’s character regardless of race.

  • Guest1165 says:

    Is what you wrote supposed to be an intelligent discussion? I don’t think spouting tea bagger rhetoric qualifies.
    We already have socialized medicine,you idiot. What do you think Medicare, Medicaid, Presciption drug program are?
    As far as being a spectator, ask Osama Bin Ladin if he is a spectator. I’m sorry, you can’t, he’s dead. Ask Quaddafi, oops, same answer.
    I can tell the content of your character by your racist post.

  • Robert Green says:

    If you are opposed to Obama, you are automatically qualified as being racist.To show your true character, how about use your real name instead of guest?

  • Reginald Denny says:

    If you voted for obama because you are black, that would qualify you as the racist. Now, if you voted for him because you share his political belief’s, that would make you either stupid or a communist.


    Reginald Denny

  • guest11 says:

    I think its funny how politic discussions turn out to skin color discution and racism. When people are actually gonna figure it out that there is no difference between human beings. If there were less discussion of who is racist and who is not and more discussion about politics itself, these country would actually leave the hole that its in.

  • Guest461 says:

    ..to get what you want, right? Just throw your hands up, say “I quit” and walk away as a helpless pitiful skink.

    I have never, ever, NOT voted in any one single presidential election since I turned 18. It is the one single tool we have as a citizen in an attempt to get people in office that can lead this country in a positive direction for the benefit of its people.

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