Monday, February 4, 2008

DeNiro to Obama: You're talking to me (Quote of the Day 2/4)

“You wanted to vote, you just didn’t have anyone to vote for. Well you know what? I felt the same way. Until now.”
- Robert DeNiro addresses young voters at a campaign rally in East Rutherford, NJ. DeNiro delivered his first ever political speech and introduced Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-MA), who introduced Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) to a crowd of about 3000.

The crowd was far smaller than the 12,000 - 20,0000 turnouts the candidate enjoyed in other states. But weather, timing, and access to the Meadowlands (home of the Superbowl Champion Giants) were limiting factors. The scene did allow Newark Mayor Corey Booker to draw a comparison:
"The important thing about the Meadowlands is the spirit. I don’t know if you can smell it — there’s a spirit of upset."

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