Category: Obama

There is nothing more powerful than ordinary citizens coming together for a just cause.

There is nothing more powerful than ordinary citizens coming together for a just cause.

“Forward Together” — a new photomosaic of Barack Obama

Four years ago, I was busy devoting most of my free time knocking on doors and talking to people about the presidential election. At first I was very uncomfortable disturbing folks at their homes to talk about a subject that most would prefer to avoid: politics. Admittedly, it took me a little while to become comfortable with the front porch conversations, but, as soon as I did, there was no stopping me. I loved it. All of it.

In ’08, I also spent some time traveling around Michigan photographing Obama rallies. While Obama spoke to the crowds, I photographed them. I viewed, intimately through my lens, the large diverse crowds while he spoke the words “Yes we can” and shared a message of unity and how together we can bring about change.

Click through to learn more about the photomosaic of Barack Obama.

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National Voter Registration Day: Amplify your vote

National Voter Registration Day: Amplify your vote

It’s like voting more than once

One person, one vote. That’s what you learn about our democracy — each person gets one vote. But there is a way to, in essence, vote more than once; to amplify your vote: register others to vote and make sure they DO vote.

That’s the Obama campaign’s single-minded goal for the next 42 days.

Today is National Voter Registration Day and it’s a fine day to dust off your GOTV shoes and go out to register some voters. The voter registration deadlines are looming so time is running out. A list of voter registration deadlines by state can be found HERE. Need more information on voting in your area? The Obama campaign has put together a terrific website called WWW.GottaVote.Com that has all of the resources you could hope to find.

More details and resources await you after the jump.

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PHOTOS: A look back at the Democratic National Convention

PHOTOS: A look back at the Democratic National Convention

DNC photo-extravaganza!

I would have loved to have shared more images with you last week but there just wasn’t enough time for uploading and editing images, unless I wanted to lose more sleep, and that wasn’t an option. However, for those of you who were there, the timing of this photo post is probably just right giving you the weekend to catch up on sleep and email.

LOTS more photos after the jump.

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EXCLUSIVE: Interactive PANORAMIC IMAGES from the last night of the Democratic National Convention

EXCLUSIVE: Interactive PANORAMIC IMAGES from the last night of the Democratic National Convention

The next best thing to being there

Want to feel a little of what it was like to be at the Democratic National Convention during President Obama’s acceptance speech? Click through for two exclusive interactive panoramic images from the last night of the DNC and experience a bit of the excitement yourself!

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Obama breaks new ground in social media with Reddit “AMA”, broke record & almost broke Reddit

Obama breaks new ground in social media with Reddit “AMA”, broke record & almost broke Reddit

Ask me anything…

Reddit is a force of nature. The biggest traffic days on Eclectablog are directly attributable to us hitting the front page of Reddit and doing that actually shut the site down at one point because we overloaded our host’s servers.

On Reddit, people post links, photos or commentary for others to look at. There are subreddits which are categories. For example, links to stuff at Eclectablog typically end up in the Politics reddit. Links that get popular enough in a specific reddit get promoted to Reddit’s front page and that’s where the traffic really gets heavy.

There’s a specific type of post on Reddit called an “AMA” which stands for “Ask me anything”. Some of them are “IAMA” which means “I am a … ask me anything”. They are very popular and numerous celebrities, business owners and other folks have done them. You can read more about AMAs at Reddit’s blog HERE. Last week, President Obama did an IAMA titled “I am Barack Obama, President of the United States — AMA”.

He almost broke the internet. Details after the jump.

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Even Barack Obama likes Eclectablog

I’m just sayin’… Recap @BarackObama’s speech in Cleveland last week through quotes and photos: http://t.co/h9mrr7Oy — OFA (@OFA) June 19, 2012

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Photos and quotes from President Barack Obama’s speech in Cleveland Ohio

Photos and quotes from President Barack Obama’s speech in Cleveland Ohio

“Don’t let anybody tell you that the challenges we face right now are beyond our ability to solve.”

President Barack Obama visited Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland, Ohio yesterday to talk about the two completely different views he and Romney have about how to create jobs and grow the economy.

Click HERE for read the entire speech or watch the video.

MANY more photos with excerpts from his speech after the jump.

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

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

Fired up and ready to GO!

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!

[LOTS of photos (and other treats) after the jump.]

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Super PACs turn their attention from supporting candidates to destroying President Obama

Super PACs turn their attention from supporting candidates to destroying President Obama

Get ready, this is about to get VERY ugly

The opening salvos in the involvement of Super PACs in the 2012 presidential race happened in the past week. There are two very obvious examples and they should give us all a taste of the bitterness we’re going to see over the next seven months.

First, American Crossroads, Karl Rove’s privately-funded group, announced…

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Holy cow. Our president is actually rational.

Unlike the media. I couldn’t possibly be more proud of the POTUS or the fact that I have worked so tirelessly to (a) get him elected and (b) help him get his agenda passed. I’m just sayin’…

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“MOMMY!!! Barack won’t let me keep hitting him!”

He was warned, oh yes he was. Having missed Bill Maher’s “New Rule“, the GOPosaurs warned the president that, by God, if he made any recess appointments, well, they would just quit being all bipartisany. So he did anyway. 15 of ’em. Average number of days these folks have been waiting to be confirmed: 214. Now he’ll have to pay […]

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