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Thursday, February 28, 2008

Local company used for Obama Early Vote campaign

Gilda Bailey started her Cincinnati charter bus service in August 2007 never expecting less than a year later she’d be shuttling early voters for the Barack Obama campaign. But that’s exactly what she’s doing.

Remember those buses outside Obama’s rally Monday at the University of Cincinnati? Those were hers. The company is called Cincinnati Specialty Tours.

Bailey said the Obama campaign called her and said it was interested in contracting with her company to get voters to the polls early. Bailey agreed. Her five buses and several vans have picked up folk from just about every neighborhood in the city to get them down to the Hamilton County Board of Elections downtown to vote early. The Obama campaign pays the gas. She donates her time. The cost to the voter: nothing.

And she’s keeping busy. The company’s shuttled hundreds more voters since the rally. “There’s been a steady stream of them,” Bailey said. She’d have more if she worked in Kentucky. She said many Kentucky residents at the Obama rally complained there wasn’t a similar shuttle for them.

The Early Voter service is called “OBAMA ’08 Rides.” She takes groups, or individuals. (And no, Bailey won’t follow you into the Elections Board office to make sure you did, indeed vote for Obama.)


5 Comments:

at 8:11 PM, February 28, 2008 Anonymous fair-a-con said...

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We wonder if the bus company is reporting the in-kind cost of the service @ the normal rate for daily rental of 5 buses ?

We suspect she is above the legal contribution limit ?

Can we expect Barrack Hussein Obama to obey election laws or just muslin laws ?

PATHETIC PHONY KING IMPERSONATOR !

HAD ENOUGH, VOTE CLINTON 2008 !

 
at 9:29 PM, February 28, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fair-a-con, your Hillary is a dead issue. BO and JM are arguing as if they are the only two opponents left in the election process. Hill isn't mentioned anymore by either candidate.
Bill is frantic; he made promises to supporters to come to the White house for dinner and now he knows he's forever on the outside.
Some speculation that BO will take HRC as a running mate. If that's remotely true, BO needs to look over his shoulder as often as possible.
Me--- I'll vote McCain/Romney!

 
at 9:41 PM, February 28, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mind Blowing.............
Obama admits he neglected his senate responsibilities.

During the Feb 19th debates in Ohio Senator Obama who also serves as Chair of the subcommittee that has oversight over NATO admitted he has not held one single substantive hearing to figure out what the U.S can do to have a stronger presence with Nato in Afghanistan.

Obama admitted it was true stating it was because his responsibilities as chair began at the same time he began running for President.

Calm, cool, collected and looking presidential?? While young men and women are at great risk and being killed in Afghanistan Obama’s admission proves he is not what we expect or want in a President.

The day after Senator Carl Levin (D-MI), Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee noted that Senator Clinton has introduced more legislation to address the problems facing wounded service members than any other Senator, including The Dignified Treatment of Wounded Warriors Act (accomplished while running her presidential race).

 
at 10:12 PM, February 28, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

seems like something in this equation would be illegal? I guess as long as they don't give them a beer it's ok!

 
at 8:38 AM, February 29, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who is paying for the beer??

 
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