First official Obama rally of 2012 in Columbus, Ohio – PHOTOS & Interactive PANOS


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These are a few images from the first official campaign rally for Barack Obama for the 2012 election. It took place in Columbus, Ohio at Ohio State on Saturday, May 5. At the bottom is an interactive panoramic image from the Rally and along with a panoramic still that can be zoomed in so close you can actually find yourself if you were there. Enjoy!

From Obama’s Speech:

“We came together because we believe that in America, your success shouldn’t be determined by the circumstances of your birth. If you’re willing to work hard, you should be able to find a good job. If you’re willing to meet your responsibilities, you should be able to own a home, maybe start a business, give your kids the chance to do even better — no matter who you are, no matter where you come from, no matter what you look like, no matter what your last name is.”

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NOTE: This first pano is a unique in that you can view it on an iPhone or iPad. This cutting edge technology available very few sites at this time. You can use your mouse to spin the image around and you can also zoom in and out using the scroll button on your mouse (or use “gestures” to zoom in and out with your iPad/iPhone.)

For transcripts of the speeches by First Lady Michelle Obama and President Barack Obama from the Columbus, Ohio event, click HERE.