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Obama’s Visit Jolts Redwood City

The President invigorated the crowd inside Fox Theatre.

Whether attendees paid $250 for general admission tickets or $1,000 for premium seating, everyone in the Fox Theatre were bursting with excitement during

From the moment President Barack Obama said “Hello Redwood City,” the cheers and applause would not subside the entire night.

As part of a re-election fundraiser, the President Wednesday evening after landing in Moffett Field. He attended a fundaiser dinner in Atherton where plates cost $38,500 then ultimately to Redwood City for a rally. 

The night was a combination of the President recounting his accomplishments and mobilizing the audience to help him with his re-election campaign.

“I may not be a perfect man or a perfect president,” Obama said. “But I wake up every day thinking of you and how to make each and every one of your lives better.”

Any mention of re-election was answered with an eruption of applause and chants of “four more years.”  

The attendees, some who paid as much as $12,500, were quick to jump to their feet and to sustain their applause until the President had to continue on his with 20-minute speech.

When Obama mentioned the continuing fight to ensure a quality education for all, the audience cheered particularly raucously.

“Education is not a luxury, but a necessity,” he said. “And everyone should have that chance at higher education.”

The President made several mentions of the necessity of innovation and risk-taking, emblematic of Silicon Valley, where attaining dreams was also a reality.

“We can see it in Redwood City, where there are people from every corner of the world,” he said. “If we work hard, we can create the life we want, no matter who you are.”

He suggested that rather than funding $4 billion subsidies to oil companies that this money burgeoning start-ups, like in Silicon Valley, or renewable energy.

Obama touched on topics like the economy and the war in Afghanistan while encouraging the audience's support to help him win in the upcoming election.

This election would be harder than the last, Obama said, because this time around there is an atmosphere of "nastiness and sometimes plain foolishness."

Tickets for Wednesday night's rally started at $250, with premium seating for the event starting at $1,000 per person with some paying as much as $12,500.

This morning, the president is expected to attend an 8:30 a.m. fundraiser at the Fairmont San Jose, which cost $35,800 per person.

The president is scheduled to fly out from Moffett Field today at around 10 a.m.

 

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Charles May 24, 2012 at 07:32 PM
Yawn ( : l
Senor Gigante May 24, 2012 at 10:07 PM
It's weird, Obama says he was born in HAWAII, his literary agent says he was born in KENYA, and yet, the LIBERAL media still claim he was born in a MANGER!
Jo Tog May 25, 2012 at 04:44 PM
He is also a big dummy. Never made good grades. Yet , the democrats censor all discussions about his education and backround, hanging out with terrorists, radicals, communists. CENSOR! CENSOR!!!! If it was a republicans candidate that was trying to do what all that Obama has gotten away with, well, you know the story and how it would go. Another, Obama does not make a decision without Valerie Jarrett. Who is she? A RADICAL COMMUNIST SLUM LORD WITH NO BACKROUND EXPERIENCE THAT WOULD GIVE HER THE KNOWLEDGE ONE WOULD NEED TO RUN THIS ONCE GREAT COUNTRY.
Vince Chutney May 25, 2012 at 05:09 PM
“I may not be a perfect man or a perfect president,” Obama said. “But I wake up every day thinking of you and how to make each and every one of your lives better.” Guess that's why he's allowing us to see him at the reduced rate of $250-$12,500. Man, is my life better! Oh yeah, just got through paying my "reduced" health care premium - NOT! Thanks Obamacare! Love those reduced gas prices too! Who needs Keystone? And heck, certainly we can all afford to pay $60 for a small bag of groceries at the mart. Who says there is a price to be paid for monetizing our debt? Oh, and how about all of those great jobs out there? Man, I had to change my phone number 'cause the recruiters wouldn't stop calling with all of those annoying high paying job offers. Yup. Sure glad Obama could make the Redwood City leg of the Hope and Change Tour so he could remind us locals how much better our lives are with him at the helm.
Jo Tog May 25, 2012 at 06:13 PM
Busted, Obama belongs to Socialist and Communist Party. Obama Headlines Socialists of America Event in 1996. http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2012/05/busted-obama-headlined-a-democrat-socialist-of-america-event-in-1996-flier/

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