Weekend Presidential Event Schedule

The Obama and Clinton presidential campaigns are all over Oregon this weekend. Here's the schedules:

SATURDAY

9:30 a.m.
Roseburg Town Hall With Barack Obama
Roseburg High School, 400 West Harvard Ave
9:30 a.m. doors; 11:30 a.m. program
Tickets are free but required. Ticket Pickup: Roseburg Obama Office. 850 Mosher Ave (Time: Fri 9–9)

2:15 p.m.
"Solutions for America" Event with President Clinton
Scappoose High School, 33589 SE High School Way

4:30 p.m.
"Solutions for America" Event with President Clinton and Chelsea Clinton
North Clackamas Park, Sara Hite Memorial Rose Garden
5440 S.E. Kellogg Creek Drive, Milwaukie

7:00 p.m.
"Solutions for America" Event with President Clinton
Hood River County Library, 502 State Street

SUNDAY

9:30 a.m.
President Clinton and Chelsea Clinton participate in an "I Have a Dream" Foundation Service Project
Woodlawn Elementary School, 7200 NE 11th Avenue, Portland

12:30 p.m.
Portland Rally With Barack Obama
Waterfront Park at the Hawthorne Bridge
Enter at corner of SW Columbia & SW Naito
12:30 p.m. arrive; 2:30 program
Tickets are not required for this event

1:45 p.m.
"Solutions for America" Event with President Clinton and Chelsea Clinton
Salem Riverfront Park Amphitheatre, 101 Front St NE

4:30 p.m.
Pendleton Town Hall With Barack Obama
Pendleton Convention Center, 1601 Westgate
4:30 p.m. doors; 6:30 p.m. program
Tickets are free but required
Ticket Pickup 1: Pendleton Obama Office, 27 SW Frazer (Times: Fri 5–9; Sat 9–3)
Ticket Pickup 2: Obama Booth, La Grande Farmer's Mkt (Time: Sat 9–2)

5:15 p.m.
"Solutions for America" Event with President Clinton and Chelsea Clinton
Southern Oregon University, Stevenson Union Courtyard
1250 Siskiyou Boulevard, Ashland, OR

Comments

  • debate dodger? (unverified)
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    I can't believe no one is talking about how KGW invited Clinton and Obama to debate, Clinton said yes and Obama said no.

    KGW and Clinton said, pick your format, pick your questions, pick your audience, pick your host, and Obama said no.

    KGW said ok, we'll give you 30 minutes to do with as you please, and we'll give Clinton 30 minutes. Obama said no.

    KGW offered the full hour to Clinton, who said yes, and proceeded to convert who knows how many undecided voters into Hillary supporters.

  • debate dodger? (unverified)
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    I can't believe no one is talking about how KGW invited Clinton and Obama to debate, Clinton said yes and Obama said no.

    KGW and Clinton said, pick your format, pick your questions, pick your audience, pick your host, and Obama said no.

    KGW said ok, we'll give you 30 minutes to do with as you please, and we'll give Clinton 30 minutes. Obama said no.

    KGW offered the full hour to Clinton, who said yes, and proceeded to convert who knows how many undecided voters into Hillary supporters.

  • Des (unverified)
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    Posts: 1,268 Second half stats of the primaries (does Wright bite?):

    Total Popular Votes since Feb 20th Clinton: 5,858,851 (51.51%) Obama: 5,514,727 (48.49%) Difference: +344,124 Clinton Popular Votes

    Total Pledged Delegates since Feb 20th Clinton: 400 Obama: 392 Difference: +8 Clinton Pledged

    Total Amount given to SuperDelegates By Obama $710,000 By Clinton $194,000 Difference: + $516,000 Obama inducements

  • Dan (unverified)
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    True. Barack uses his clout to raise money for his PAC to get Democrats elected. Another sign the Clintons don't really care much for building up the party.

  • BOHICA (unverified)
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    Don't make me post Monty Python's SPAM again!

  • Alberto (unverified)
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    Stop abortion in America

  • Alberto Borges (unverified)
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    I am not confuse .Hillary will be our next president.

  • Alberto (unverified)
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    Welcome to Oregon CLinton's Family.

  • Alberto (unverified)
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    Latinos in Oregon for Hillary Clinton

  • Alberto (unverified)
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    Hillary as a president is the solution for America problems

  • Bill R. (unverified)
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    Alberto- the spam-o-matic!

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    Alberto would have done more good for his candidate all of this time by actually saying something than he has in his role as a spam bot.

  • John F. Bradach, Sr. (unverified)
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    Looks like Bill and Chelsea will still be in town for the Obama event. Wouldn't it be a great gesture, if they came out to be with 35,000 other democrats in tomorrow afternoon's sun?

  • Katy (unverified)
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    I agree about the debate, it was pretty lame.

  • Joey (unverified)
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    Anybody know if Obama is going to be in Portland on Tuesday evening to announce his victory? If not, where is he going to be?

  • Audrey (unverified)
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    Victory now =defeat in general election for Obama. Oregon, please reconsider. Vote Hillary.

  • naschkatzehussein (unverified)
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    Alberto, stop abortion in American and vote for Clinton? There's a disconnect there.

  • Katy (unverified)
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    Just got back from the Clinton event, was a great event. Even in the horrible heat lots of folks showed up to see the former Pres and cheer on Senator Clinton. On the way out I had a nice chat with a local (male) reporter about Obama calling a female reporter "sweetie" last week. He thought it was pretty crappy and said all of the reporters at his station had been pretty shocked by it.

  • MCT (unverified)
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    Oh my God. I am a woman and I have never confused an affectionate well-intended 'sweetie', with a condesending and demeaning 'sweetie'. And I've heard much more of the first than the second. I came of age and started my many careers in an era where women rountinely had to deal with sexual harassment and flagrant violations of labor laws and civil righs, with little or no recourse. We didn't like it and fought for change, but I can still see the forest for the trees, and a good person when I meet one.

    If we are going to effect change in this country maybe we could start with everyone using their heads, getting the chips off their shoulders and getting over all this finger-pointing political correctness. It's just silly.

    Women are still paid less than men overall, and the glass ceiling is more cracked than broken. Terms of endearment have little to do with that.

  • Becky (unverified)
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    If the bill and Chelsea showed up Obama would probably run the other way. He's afraid to even share the same tv studio.

  • Mjordan (unverified)
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    Please Oregon do not be fooled by Obama's charm. He is pro-nuke! Big-time pro-nuke in Ill. and taking $$$ from them. He voted for the Dick Cheney energy bill. How can you possibly vote for someone so out of touch with the environmental values of Oregon. I know Hillary isn't perfect, but check out her 10-point plan for Oregon and tell me you don't agree with every specific point made their. Please. Oregon, the rest of the nation is counting on you to stop this sure loser in November with a stunning Hillary Clinton win on Tuesday.

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    Obama and Clinton appeared in a record setting 21 televised debates this primary season. To do so at this point would have more negative than positive outcomes for the party. Now that the nominee is almost definitively over, it would only create more angst between the Obama and Clinton camps. The DP needs to move toward reuniting.

    Katy if you think a bunch of male tv reporters were offended by being called "sweetie" , I have some WMD's from Iraq to show you.

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    " I know Hillary isn't perfect, but check out her 10-point plan for Oregon and tell me you don't agree with every specific point made their."

    I don't expect perfection from a human being. Good people make errors and show poor judgement in a variety of ways. Unfortunately , she has seemed willing to forgo all the once admirable characteristics many of us held her in esteem for, for personal power and gain.

    The better news for me, is that I had a candidate to vote for rather than having to vote against her.

    I do believe in redemption and hope that she can pursue that by being an exemplary Senate Majority Leader.

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    Katy, I still want to know what you think about the word "obliterate" as in 60-70 million Iranians.

  • how do you spell hipocrite? (unverified)
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    Chris Lowe, have you looked into what Barack's answer was to the same question?

    I believe it was that there would be "massive retaliation"

    is there a qualitative difference? I think not.

    Kinda typical of Obama supporters, holding everyone but yourselves to a standard of perfection.

    Shame shame. Obama = McGovern. Hello, President McCain. If you back up and look objectively at the needs and reality of our country, you will see that Clinton is the best and most responsible choice.

  • aghast (unverified)
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    MCT, surely you are not saying that Obama's "Sweetie" was affectionate and well-meaning? Have you and he had the vulcan mind meld which enables you to see his intent?

    Did you actually look at the video of the incident?

    Obama's "sweetie" was offensive, condescending, dismissive, and demeaning.

    To top it off, he was dismissing her question about the workers' concerns for the future of their jobs. And he never did answer it, not even on his CMA voicemail message.

    Further evidence that Obama is not just out of tune with, but that he doesn't really care about the concerns of the working class.

    anybody read this yet? http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/18/us/politics/18memoirs.html?ex=1211688000&en=b81fc6fa5c3b5001&ei=5070&emc=eta1

    DH: You're the reason why there's still a need for NOW.

  • Chuck Butcher (unverified)
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    Keeripes, some of you are the reason men who see a woman as a person are so offended by "feminism." I've been called "honey," by more women than I can count, and as a candidate. I somehow managed to be flattered by it. As for blowing it off, the rest of the statement was "I'll get back to you on that," but your ears could only hear "sweetie." Truly pathetic.

    If you are representative of the candidate... Fortunately for Hillary's ability to get any votes you're not. I could just manage to vote for her in the General, but you people make it very difficult.

  • Melissa (unverified)
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    It's not about you people or we people or sweetie. Obama cannot win the general election. Why throw away your votes now?

  • Pastor Hagee (unverified)
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    Who do I need to vote for in order to obliterate 60 to 70 million Iranians? He's got my vote. Unless it's Hillary, in which case, she's got my vote.

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    Aghast :

    I have contributed to NOW. Don't be "aghast" at a man calling a woman "sweetie". Be aghast at women's lack of access to healthcare, childcare or equal pay. Be aghast at our nation's crappy family leave laws. Be aghast at how curtailed women's access to abortion services is in much of the country . Be aghast for the 4000 plus mothers who have had to mourn the death of their children in a war that should never have began. Be aghast for the widows who must now parent alone. That's the kind of stuff to be "aghast" at.

  • MCT (unverified)
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    Aghast, I watched the sweetie video....again, and read the NYT article about Obama's ventures into the world of publishing.

    In the video I see a candidate wrapping up a speaking event, when an on-air reporter shoves a mike in his face, demanding an answer to what is a very complicated question. I believe Obama has stated clearly over these past months that his goal is to bring new jobs and save old jobs, by making it no longer cost effective for American companies to ship jobs overseas. I still think the 'sweetie' was not intended to insult or demean. But as long as there are X & Y chromosomes we'll be having these conversations.

    Though a lot of folks seem to get miffed if there is some perceived breach of courtesy when Obama refuses to engage in questions he's already answered, or those questions designed to further sensationalize TV new stories, I see it as good judgment on his part. Bogging down in rhetoric, semantics, and pettiness is something I want our next president to be above.

    As for the NYT article, I must be missing some sort of negative point you were trying to make, Agast. Obama's writing history, the publishing of his books, his packaging, and renegotiation of contracts....all part of the normal workings of the publishing industry. Hillary's experience was probably much smoother considering her fame as First Lady. I have to admire a successful author; many have tried. Did anyone resent JFK's Profiles in Courage as a boost to his political career?

    As a woman, I see NOW as weak political entity. They've done nothing for me. How many years since the butchered & failed ERA? To boot, NOW has not been able to bring their 1995 CEA before congress for 13 years. In DC, where lobbyists rule, you'd think NOW could step up to the plate.

  • Tired of silliness (unverified)
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    I watched the "sweetie" video and frankly, he just seemed like a distracted dad to me. How horrible! He needed to apologize for the slip, and did. The reporter accepted the apology. End of story. Now if some people think that's more important than approving a war without actually having read the intelligence, or issuing off-the-wall threats to "obliterate" the people of Iran, then I'm not sure it's possible to even have a reasonable conversation with them. I will add that as a feminist who came of age in the women's movement during the '70s, I've become disgusted with NOW, Emily's List and the rest of the Hillary Clinton fetishists and dead-enders. Most of my other women friends feel the same. I look forward to voting for a woman presidential candidate someday. It will be someone who got there on her own, not on the coattails of her sleazy husband.

  • Katy (unverified)
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    I can't believe the excuses some people are willing to make for the Sweetie comment. It wouldn't be as big of deal if folks just said, "yeah, that was bad. Obama shouldn't have called a woman doing her job Sweetie." But c'mon already, this attitude is exactly what is making a whole lot of women mad right now. "A distracted Dad?" This reporter is not his child? I don't get that one at all. I've talked to number of people about this and I've yet to hear anyone, including many male and female Obama supporters, say that it was an okay thing to say when you're running for President. So what gives?

  • James X. (unverified)
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    Also, with the debate thing, Obama didn't accept because the primary isn't a contest anymore. It's like Clinton supporters getting upset at NARAL — they think NARAL endorsed in the primary, that they chose him over Clinton. But they chose him over McCain. Clinton is stuck in a primary contest while the rest of the world has advanced beyond it.

    Also, just because Appalachia votes late, doesn't mean Clinton has received a late surge. Here's a map of counties where Clinton won more than 65% of the vote. Clinton isn't surging. And Obama doesn't have a less-educated/lower-income/white-voter/bubba problem. Appalachia has an Obama problem. Nothing has changed pre-Wright or post-Wright. And Appalachia can't overrule the rest of the nation.

  • James X. (unverified)
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    Katy: It was definitely wrong of him to say. And he apologized. I believe the "dad" comment meant to point out that "sweetie" is part of his everyday vocabulary, and is thus more likely to slip out of his mouth. It's sort of like when I'm in a relationship, I am embarrassingly more likely to say "I love you" to people. It's one of those phrases that becomes so common in one's speaking (though I don't think "I love you" comes as naturally to some people) that if you're tired and on autopilot, it just happens. I have the same problem with pleasantries when I'm tired — I may say "thank y — I mean you're welcome," or, more embarrassingly, "Nice to meet you — I mean, meet as in to see you again. Of course I know we've met before."

  • MCT (unverified)
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    "But c'mon already, this attitude is exactly what is making a whole lot of women mad right now."

    Remaining offended over Obama's use of Sweetie, staying mad over such a small misinterpreted event....well it falls into the catagory of "pick your battles". Frankly I'd have to call it irrational. I got over Bill Clinton's Monica-gate, & I have looked past Hillary's sniper-fire fabrications. Neither of those are the reason I'm not voting for her. I can't forgive or forget NAFTA and I can't vote for anyone whose family members got very chummy with the Bush family elders....even for disaster relief. Did anyone else think that whole thing was very very weird? All those photo ops?

  • Tired of silliness (unverified)
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    Thanks, James X. That is what I meant, but didn't say as well as you did. As a family guy he probably says "hold on sweetie" 50 times a day when with his daughters and dare I say it, his wife.

    It's remarkable to see some alleged feminists obsessing over one word, while trying to engineer a return to the White House for an impeached sexual predator. His wife forfeited her feminist credentials permanently, in my view, when she headed the "bimbo patrols" to destroy/silence women who spoke up about his actions.

    I don't belong to Hillary's Pity Party. And frankly, I blame both Clintons in part for what happened in 2000. They didn't help Gore that much, and Hillary went out of her way to compete with him for donors. (See Sally Bedell Smith's "For Love of Politics.") Al Gore would probably be finishing his second term now if he hadn't had to run under the weight of the Clintons' accumulated scandals. And the world would today be a very different place.

  • Aghast (unverified)
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    You're right, it's just misogyny, after all. Please excuse little ole me for bringing it up. You can call me sweetie any time. And while we're at it, please don't pay me as much as those big strong smart men who aren't as well educated as I. Allow me to curtsy and excuse myself from the room so you men can get back to your important political talk.

    See you at the McCain inaguration! Obama=McGovern. You've been warned!

  • Katy (unverified)
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    Really great article, I hope you guys will take a few minutes to read it. Really expresses how I've been feeling over the course of this campaign, as well as I'm sure so many women:

    http://www.salon.com/mwt/feature/2008/04/14/obama_supporters/index.html

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    Good article Katy, thanks for the ref.

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    To "how do you spell hipocrite?"

    I spell it hypocrite ;->. And I reject the charge. In the first place, I'm not an Obama-maniac, and I'm quite critical of numbers of his foreign policy positions, including have said here on BlueOregon numbers of times that he is too bellicose toward Iran. As is Senator Clinton.

    On the other hand he is right to favor direct diplomacy with Iran, which Clinton, like McCain and Bush, rejects.

    The question that Hillary chose to answer with "obliterate" was a far-fetched hypothetical, since Israel has nuclear weapons while Iran does not, nor the capacity to acquire them any time soon.

    So a genuinely sophisticated answer to it would have rejected the premise and said that the point is to avoid getting anywhere near the situation hypothesized (Iranian nuclear attack on Israel). And avoiding that means talking to Iran -- a large and complex country that cannot be reduces to its president or his statements.

    Also because I am a historian of Africa and have spent some considerable time thinking about how the genocide in Rwanda came about, which was very much through the application of dehumanizing language through mass media (primarily radio there) and making what ought to be unthinkable thinkable, I strongly believe language matters in the area.

    "Massive retaliation" is not the same a "obliterate." Not literally, and not in dehumanizing implications. Although Obama too remains too bellicose toward Iran.

    Anyway, my shorter versions of this have been more about the point that if we're going to single out particular troubling individual words, "sweetie" is not the only one.

    That was wrong and rude, as Katy has pointed out correctly, and as Barack Obama has acknowledged, and for which he has apologized.

    Hillary Clinton has not expressed any regret or even clarification or modulation of her expressed willingness to obliterate another people.

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