State Representatives Roger Bruce and Howard Mosby joined over 1,000 people at the Georgia World Congress Center to hear Illinois Senator Barack Obama as he brought his presidential campaign back to Atlanta.
During his remarks, Obama touched on the common themes of his campaign including his initial opposition to the war in Iraq, his plan for universal health care for all Americans, as well as his dissatisfaction with the special interest groups in Washington. Obama also announced that Atlanta City Council President Lisa Borders had signed on as one of his campaign co-chairs in Georgia.
One of Obama’s other state campaign co-chairs, Congressman Sanford Bishop (D-Georgia) said, “Obama can lead us to the promised land.”
Prior to the Obama speech, Temo Figueroa, the campaign’s national field director, urged those in attendance to travel to South Carolina. “We have to do well in South Carolina,” Figueroa said. “We have to do well in the first primary in the South.”
Figueroa mentioned that the Obama campaign is sponsoring buses from the metro-Atlanta area to send volunteers to the neighboring Palmetto State on Saturday, September 29th.