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Stevie Wonder Obama Rally: Hardly Anyone Showed Up

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Cleveland, OH — Perhaps because of its last-minute nature, only a small group of people were in attendance this morning for an Obama get-out-the-vote rally featuring legendary music superstar Stevie Wonder giving a free concert.

The event was held at Cleveland State University in the city of Cleveland, Ohio, starting at 9:30 am.

According to the Cleveland Plain Dealer, “Fewer than 200 people showed up to watch Wonder perform a handful of his hits at the early voting event in support of President Barack Obama.”

The Washington Post reports that the crowd was only 50.

The Plain Dealer added that Obama for America Ohio tweeted its 34,000 follower about the event shortly before Wonder took the stage at 10:30.

Even though there was a shuttle bus standing by, Steve Wonder’s performance reportedly did not motivate anyone in attendance to actually head to the polls, however, although apparently many of them had already early voted:

” ‘I do a song. You go vote. You come back. We do some more music,’ [Wonder] said before opening with ‘Sir Duke.’

“No one left to vote after the first — or any — song.”

Stevie Wonder, who recently wrote a new song for the president called “Keep Moving Forward,” performed at a fundraiser for President Obama on October 7. He also joined Katy Perry, Bon Jovi, and Earth, Wind & Fire at a campaign rally on October 21 in Las Vegas. Wonder has also made other campaign appearances for the Obama-Biden ticket.

As a singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, Stevie Wonder has recorded more than 30 top ten hits and received 22 Grammy Awards, the most ever awarded to a male solo artist. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989.

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6 Responses to “Stevie Wonder Obama Rally: Hardly Anyone Showed Up”

  1. Milt Cross

    The nation’s problems will be solved when Barack Obama and his staff, his cabinet and his czars, his undersecretaries and “special assistants,” are finally evicted from their tyrannical and destructive positions of power. The ticket to ending joblessness is replacing the job destroyer with the job creator. That single act – the replacement of Barack Obama with Mitt Romney – may not do everything we need, but it will do more good with one single flick of a switch than any other action ever could.

  2. Katy McCain

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    From Dreams from My Father,“ I FOUND A SOLACE IN NURSING A PERVASIVE SENSE OF GRIEVANCE AND ANIMOSITY AGAINST MY MOTHER’S RACE”. Barack Hussein Obama.

    From ‘Dreams from my Father’, The emotion between the races could never be pure, even love was tarnished by the desire to find in the other some element that was missing in ourselves. Whether we sought out our demons or salvation, THE OTHER RACE (WHITE) WOULD ALWAYS REMAIN JUST THAT: MENACING, ALIEN, AND APART.” Barack Hussein Obama.

    From Dreams from My Father:“THAT HATE HADN’T GONE” he wrote, BLAMING “WHITE PEOPLE — some CRUEL, some IGNORANT, sometimes a single face, sometimes just a faceless image of a system claiming power over our lives.” Barack Hussein Obama.

    From ‘Dreams from My Father’,“There were enough of us on campus to constitute a tribe, and when it came to hanging out many of us chose to function like a tribe, staying close together, traveling in packs,” he wrote.“It remained necessary to prove which side you were on, to show your LOYALTY TO THE BLACK MASSES, TO STRIKE OUT and name names” Barack Hussein Obama.

    “Dreams From My Father,” page 101 (paperback, ISBN 978-1-4000-8277-3).
    Dreams From My Father: To avoid being mistaken for a sellout, I chose my friends carefully. The more politically active black students. The foreign students. The Chicanos. The Marxist professors and structural feminists“Dreams From My Father,” pages 99-100.

    Then there is his love of Islam:

    Quote from Barack Obama’s book, Dreams Of My Father:

    “THE PERSON WHO MADE ME PROUDEST OF ALL, THOUGH, WAS MY [half brother], ROY..HE CONVERTED TO ISLAM”.

    From ‘Dreams of my Father’,“IN INDONESIA, I SPEND TWO YEARS AT A MUSLIM SCHOOL”“..I STUDIED THE KORAN..”.

    From ‘Audacity of Hope:“LOLO (Obama’s step father) FOLLOWED ISLAM….”I LOOKED TO LOLO FOR GUIDANCE”.

    From ‘The Audacity Of Hope,“I WILL STAND WITH THEM (MUSLIMS) SHOULD THE POLITICAL WINDS OF WAR SHIFT IN AN UGLY DIRECTION..”.
    From The Audacity Of Hope,“WE ARE NO LONGER JUST A CHRISTIAN NATION, we are also a Jewish nation, a MUSLIM NATION, a Buddhist nation, a Hindu nation, and a nation of nonbelievers.”.
    __________
    Don’t believe it? Think these comments taken ‘out of context’? Here it all here in his own works;.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B6zM5ldO35A
    __________
    Still need convincing?
    Race: http://theobamafile.com/obamarace.htm
    Islam — early years: http://www.theobamafile.com/_Islam/ObamaIslamEarlyYears.htm.
    Islam — candidate: http://theobamafile.com/_Islam/ObamaIslamCandidate.htm.