Obama Opening in Louisville

What was that Heather French Smith said about Obama Fever being a myth?

Haha. Boy, was she wrong.


Easily 1,000 people (I stopped counting at 900) showed up for the opening of Barack Obama’s campaign office in Louisville this cold, windy morning. A thousand people who had never shown their face at a political function before today. And Obama himself wasn’t even there to greet them. So I think we can safely say that Louisville is suffering from a severe case of Obama Fever.

Among those spotted in the huge crowd: Jennifer Moore, Kentucky Democratic Party chair; Tim Longmeyer, Louisville-Jefferson County Democratic Party chair; Jim Cauley, Governor Steve Beshear’s Chief of Staff; Congressman Ron Mazzoli; Congressman John Yarmuth; people from all walks of life. The only senatorial candidate who bothered to show up was Michael Cassaro.

Stay tuned. Tons more photos from the rally to come.

UPDATED – PHOTOS @ 3:59 P.M.: See everything after the jump. It’s graphics-intensive, so don’t click the link if you’re on dial-up.

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Obama Campaign Steals Lunsford Idea

What’s that? Oh, yes, Barack Obama has copied the Lunsford-Stumbo Blueprint for Change. Hahahaha.

For real.

How hilarious is this? After all of the controversy the plan caused (courtesy of paid hack Mark Nickolas) during last year’s gubernatorial primary, a presidential campaign has taken the ‘Blueprint for Change’ idea and run with it.

Here’s the original:

Could someone please read both of these and tell us what’s going on? We can’t stop laughing.

Is Kentucky Up for Grabs?

Rep. John Yarmuth (KY-03) on presidentin’ in Kentucky:

“Kentucky is kind of that mix that is going to be hard to predict,” said Yarmuth, who so far is the only one of Kentucky’s eight superdelegates to pledge his support to Obama.

He said he expects Obama do well in Louisville and Northern Kentucky, as well as Lexington with its college campuses, while the southern stretch of Kentucky, which has more in common with Tennessee, will likely go for Clinton.

“It’s going to be the golden triangle against the rest of the state, I guess,” Yarmuth said.

“I think Kentucky is very much up for grabs,” Yarmuth said. “I think you can almost flip a coin at this point.”

Have Jerry Lundergan and Steve Henry (he and the disgraced beauty queen wife have been out campaigning for Hillary, scaring away literally hundreds of votes from the Clinton camp) locked up the Bluegrass for Hillary Clinton? Or will Obama-loving Louisville and Lexington win it all?