Obama in Raleigh Thursday

Barack Obama will be at the Kerr Scott Building in Raleigh for a Town Hall meeting at 11:30 a.m.

Details on tickets via the campaign:

Thursday’s Town Hall in Raleigh is free and open to the public, but tickets are required. See details of ticket distribution locations and times below. For more information please call 919-828-0080.

Ticket Distribution Location
Obama for America Raleigh Headquarters
130 E. Morgan St. Raleigh, NC
Wednesday, April 16

The release:

Barack Obama’s North Carolina campaign today announced the details of Senator Obama’s visit to Raleigh on Thursday.

Senator Obama will host a town hall meeting focusing on the economy and his commitment to investing in middle class families. The event will build on tonight’s statewide North Carolina Economic Forum – during which undecided voters will be able to read and discuss Senator Obama’s Economic Blueprint for North Carolina at one of 47 house parties and other events in communities across the state.

To read or download a copy of Senator Obama’s Economic Blueprint for North Carolina, visit nc.barackobama.com.

The event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required. See details of ticket distribution locations and times below.

Following the town hall in Raleigh, Obama will host a rally in Greenville Thursday afternoon.

Comments

Yeah, The Line's Going to Be Insane

We'll see if my dad will be able to get tickets. Might be the best opportunity to get my nephew's picture taken with Obama.

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Sold out

Bah. Sold out before 10 AM. I left their office grumbling.

Obama better get a bigger bandwagon because he's leaving plenty of people at the curb. I hate to see that.

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Small crowd

Thanks, Jerimee. I lurk here every day already. Just need to post more.

I see now that Obama's event was limited to 2,000 tickets. No surprise now that I didn't get in.

For any BlueNC readers who managed to get tickets, please blog the event. Thanks!

www.markturner.net

and i think they might be going for a more "intimate" feel, too

The big panning shots of super-stadiums full of adoring fans were said to have not connected with some voters. The "town hall" forum gives it a more folksy feel (people at home can get that feeling by watching it,too) instead of it being a big, majestic speech in a packed stadium. This may not be the reason for this particular event's location, but i heard folks talking about this issue a few weeks ago when talking about Obama's troubles connected with "down-scale white voters".

Maybe

If that's so, why not choose the Graham building rather than the Kerr Scott building? Its 5 times bigger. Heck, why not Dorton? Twice the seating and nice dramatic, camera-friendly building. Neither one appears to be booked tomorrow.

Maybe the real problem is trying to hold a "town hall" meeting in Raleigh, a city that long ago outgrew town status. There's certainly no shortage of Obama supporters here. Obama signs outnumber Clinton signs probably eight to one.

I'm interested to see what the campaign is trying to accomplish with tomorrow's event. It just seems to me by limiting seating the campaign might unintentionally alienate more voters than it serves.

Mark

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There has been a lot of talking-head talk...

about Obama losing support because all he does is give rally-speeches. I think the campaign is trying to give more intimate town halls so he can appear in-touch.

They just need to give five of them every day. Edwards used to do at least that many town halls everyday.

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I'm trying for press credentials

Wish me luck...I signed up on the media page.

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Good luck!

I still have the press pass I got last year at an Obama event in Greensboro, I live blogged on here then.
Maybe you can use that and sneak in :-)

Yeah!

That would be awesome if you get that. Good luck! :)

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