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Cannon Falls residents grab tickets to see Obama (Minnesota PING!)
Minneapolis StarTribune (aka The Red Star) ^ | 8/14/11 | Nicole Norfleet - Staff Reporter

Posted on 08/14/2011 8:45:13 PM PDT by MplsSteve

The small river town of Cannon Falls had to wait 83 years between presidential visits, so it was no surprise that there was pent-up demand for tickets to see the commander-in-chief.

Between 1,300 and 1,500 people -- in a town with a population of 4,000 -- showed up Sunday for a chance to attend Monday's town hall meeting with President Obama.

"I've been doing this for 20 years, [and] I have not seen an event where people were so happy and exhilarated about this opportunity," said Police Chief Jeff McCormick.

Obama will speak at a town hall event at Lower Hannah's Bend Park in a bid to regain momentum as the country's economy continues to stall and potential Republican rivals vie for a shot to replace him. It will be the first stop of his three-day Midwestern bus trip, which also is to include visits to Iowa and Illinois.

The last time a president visited Cannon Falls, about 45 miles south of the Twin Cities in Goodhue County, it was 1928 and the president was Calvin Coolidge.

While Obama will likely address sobering issues, such as the nation's high unemployment rate, many in Cannon Falls said they were excited nonetheless to see a president visit.

(Excerpt) Read more at startribune.com ...


TOPICS: Local News; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: minnesota; obama; townhall
Up here in the Twin Cities, the media is all a-flutter over the arrival of "The One" to our state.

From what I could see from watching various news sources, it sounds like many of those seeking tickets were liberal activists from the Twin Cities or Northfield, the latter being a festering sore of liberalism in otherwise GOP-leaning southern Minnesota.

Comments or opinions - anyone?

1 posted on 08/14/2011 8:45:19 PM PDT by MplsSteve
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2 posted on 08/14/2011 8:46:40 PM PDT by MplsSteve
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To: MplsSteve

I’m sorry but I wouldn’t walk across the street to see a Chicago thug. Celebrities don’t impress me all that much.


3 posted on 08/14/2011 8:54:48 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Americans need to wean their government off of its dependence on foreign money.)
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To: MplsSteve

I read the unemployment in Cannon Falls is about 3%....and that the town generally gives to the Repubs.


4 posted on 08/14/2011 9:01:08 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: MplsSteve

They have a sweet taste for sour shyte is all I have to say.


5 posted on 08/14/2011 9:04:37 PM PDT by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Same here...agree.

Precedent Erkel Mugabe aka the Dali’Bama can suck pond water for all I care.

Doom on him.


6 posted on 08/14/2011 9:05:03 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: Sacajaweau

I’d bet the bulk of the 1500+ people where from the near by college town. Home of the late Wellstone. Was that Northfield?

I own a business in the northern suburbs. The “won” is getting to close for comfort. He seems to have the touch of death when it comes to visiting businesses.

I will how ever attend a good old Obama Protest while he is in town!


7 posted on 08/14/2011 9:06:51 PM PDT by cableguymn
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To: MplsSteve

The Obama Misery Tour

8 posted on 08/14/2011 9:08:34 PM PDT by LUV W (It's the Obama Downgrade!)
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To: All

Likely bused in by the SEIU


9 posted on 08/14/2011 9:15:57 PM PDT by Rodney Dangerfield ("Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate! Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!" - RWR)
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To: MplsSteve

Less than an hour from Minneapolis, and 1,500 is ‘a lot’. I see a new strategy - his bus tour will take him to ‘small town America’.....but the small town will always be near a large metropolitan area, to make it look like the entire town came out to see him.


10 posted on 08/14/2011 9:40:29 PM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: LUV W

“The Magical Misery Tour”


11 posted on 08/14/2011 9:42:36 PM PDT by reg45
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To: MplsSteve

If Cannon Falls is so hot to trot for the Shyster in Chief, they ought to change their name from Cannon Falls to Cannon Fodder.


12 posted on 08/14/2011 9:42:52 PM PDT by Rembrandt (.. AND the donkey you rode in on.)
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To: MplsSteve

13 posted on 08/14/2011 9:46:30 PM PDT by baddog 219
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To: MplsSteve

“I’ve been doing this for 20 years, [and] I have not seen an event where people were so happy and exhilarated about this opportunity,” said Police Chief Jeff McCormick. “

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Is the Chief near orgasm?

Not surprising.

Fat-assed Union slob “civil servants”, with even fatter pensions and benefit packages, just love Commies who steal from productive Americans to enable their easy life.

Betcha the Chief will have his goon squad on the look-out for any of those tea party troublemakers who might challenge His Kenyanness.


14 posted on 08/14/2011 9:55:03 PM PDT by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: baddog 219

Remember who wins Armageddon.

The “Won” is on the wrong team.....


15 posted on 08/14/2011 10:10:10 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: reg45
"The Magical Misery Tour"

Perfect.

16 posted on 08/14/2011 10:27:17 PM PDT by Rodney Dangerfield ("Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate! Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!" - RWR)
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To: EyeGuy

it’s Cannon Falls. if Charlie Sheen showed up, there’d be people lined up to see a real life “celebrity”.


17 posted on 08/15/2011 5:44:53 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (My mind is like a steel trap: rusty and illegal in 37 states.)
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To: Rembrandt

The fact he’s stopping in CANNON Falls is violent,hateful, teaparty type rhetoric.


18 posted on 08/15/2011 9:19:05 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (My mind is like a steel trap: rusty and illegal in 37 states.)
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To: MplsSteve
Cannon Falls is represented by Republican Tim Kelly (Assistant Majority Leader) in the MN House, Republican John Howe in the MN Senate, and Republican John Kline in the U. S. House.

The Carleton-St. Olaf - Twin Cities liberals will undoubtedly make up the bulk of the adoring crowd.

19 posted on 08/15/2011 1:25:11 PM PDT by rhema ("Break the conventions; keep the commandments." -- G. K. Chesterton)
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