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October 27, 2010

Barack Obama: " My name's not on the ballot, but my agenda is "

Obama: My name's not on the ballot, but my agenda is

The Hill

Obama said Tuesday that while his name isn't on the ballot on Nov. 2, his agenda practically is.

The president stopped short of saying that next week's election is a referendum on his policies, but suggested that the outcome of key elections next Tuesday could determine the fate of his agenda.

"My name may not be on the ballot, but our agenda for moving forward is on the ballot, and I need everybody to turn out," Obama said during an appearance on the Rev. Al Sharpton's radio show this afternoon.

Obama made the remarks during an appearance on Sharpton's radio show to appeal to African American voters to turn out for Democrats at the polls. The president has made appeals to young voters and Latino voters in recent days in order to try to drive high voter turnout and replicate the coalition that propelled him and congressional Democrats to victory in 2008.

To that end, the president will also participate this evening in a conference call with black leaders this evening.

Obama has tried to be as stark as possible about the stakes the election poses for his legislative priorities while keeping the heat on Republicans. Many Democratic candidates who have enjoyed success in their campaigns have often done so by making the race about their GOP opponent, rather than Obama, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), or any of the signature bills the Democratic Congress has passed in recent years.

"They can't talk about their record," House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) said on Monday in a radio appearance. "You know, this election is going to be a referendum on their job-killing policies."

"I also think anybody who is concerned about the direction of the country has to understand that this election is just as important as 2008," Obama explained to Sharpton.

He added that the 2008 elections only won Democrats the ability to start effecting change in Washington -- a variation on the president's frequent admonition on the campaign trail that the "change" he promised in his campaign is difficult.

"Essentially, in 2008, we won the ability to start making change, and that's what we've done over the last two years," Obama said.

Wild Thing's comment.........


"My name's not on the ballot, but my agenda is"

Obama turns it into being all about him even though it should not be (but this could be good for our side, you know the ones that sit in the back).

And don't worry Obama........WE KNOW!! Believe it, your agenda has to be stopped and that is what we are trying to do with this election as best we can.

ME ME MY MY ME ME MY MY, what an arrogant narcissist little wannabe king he is.

Posted by Wild Thing at October 27, 2010 03:47 AM


On 2 November I hope that statement bites obama in the ass.

Posted by: TomR, armed in Texas at October 27, 2010 11:28 AM

Like Nixon said in '68: "This time, vote like your whole world depended on it." It does.

Posted by: Anonymous at October 27, 2010 09:53 PM

Tom I do too soooooooo much.

Anonymous, great quote wow how perfect for what all is happening.

Posted by: Wild Thing at October 28, 2010 12:04 AM