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Jimmy Buffett to Appear at Obama Rally in Tampa

Post by phjim » October 27, 2008 5:36 pm

From an article at ABC Action News: "Barack & Buffett in Tampa?"
http://www.abcactionnews.com/news/local ... be068d0b69

ABC Action News.com has learned Barack Obama is planning a last minute visit to Tampa, days before the Presidential election. Obama is expected to appear with superstar musician Jimmy Buffett.

It is another sign of Tampa Bay's importance to the Presidential race. Obama's scheduled visit comes just two days before election day.

A Tampa spokeswoman for the Obama campaign said she has not been informed of the visit. However, according to an email obtained by abcactionnews.com, employees at the <b>Ford Amphitheatre</b> have been told to prepare for the visit this coming <b>Sunday, November 2nd</b>.

From the original e-mail: "Hello every one I just wanted to give you a heads up there has been a new event added to the schedule at the Ampitheater, It will be on November 2nd It is the Barack Obama rally with Jimmy Buffett performing not sure of all the details just yet. But we wanted to get an e-mail out to start recruiting employees, Their are over 15,000 tickets reserved and expecting another 5,000- 7,000."
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Post by jonesbeach10 » October 27, 2008 7:51 pm

Jimmy Buffett is a Democrat?!?!? That's it, I'm never spending a cent on the man ever again! :evil:








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Post by MacPhin » October 27, 2008 8:06 pm

jonesbeach10 wrote:Jimmy Buffett is a Democrat?!?!? That's it, I'm never spending a cent on the man ever again! :evil:










:wink:
please tell me you didn't already know that jb is not a republican?
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Post by MacPhin » October 27, 2008 8:16 pm

MacPhin wrote:
jonesbeach10 wrote:Jimmy Buffett is a Democrat?!?!? That's it, I'm never spending a cent on the man ever again! :evil:




:wink:
please tell me you didn't already know that jb is not a republican?

sorry, didn't see the wink. back at ya!
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Re: Jimmy Buffett to Appear at Obama Rally in Tampa

Post by z-man » October 27, 2008 9:21 pm

phjim wrote:From an article at ABC Action News: "<a href="http://www.abcactionnews.com/news/local ... 69">Barack & Buffet in Tampa?</a>"
wonder what's on the menu? :roll:
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Re: Jimmy Buffett to Appear at Obama Rally in Tampa

Post by LIPH » October 27, 2008 9:42 pm

z-man wrote:
phjim wrote:From an article at ABC Action News: "<a href="http://www.abcactionnews.com/news/local ... 69">Barack & Buffet in Tampa?</a>"
wonder what's on the menu? :roll:
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Re: Jimmy Buffett to Appear at Obama Rally in Tampa

Post by lati2d » October 27, 2008 9:44 pm

LIPH wrote:
z-man wrote:
phjim wrote:From an article at ABC Action News: "<a href="http://www.abcactionnews.com/news/local ... 69">Barack & Buffet in Tampa?</a>"
wonder what's on the menu? :roll:
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Re: Jimmy Buffett to Appear at Obama Rally in Tampa

Post by nutmeg » October 28, 2008 7:30 am

LIPH wrote:
z-man wrote:
phjim wrote:From an article at ABC Action News: "<a href="http://www.abcactionnews.com/news/local ... 69">Barack & Buffet in Tampa?</a>"
wonder what's on the menu? :roll:
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Re: Jimmy Buffett to Appear at Obama Rally in Tampa

Post by ScarletB » October 28, 2008 7:36 am

lati2d wrote:
LIPH wrote:
z-man wrote:
phjim wrote:From an article at ABC Action News: "<a href="http://www.abcactionnews.com/news/local ... 69">Barack & Buffet in Tampa?</a>"
wonder what's on the menu? :roll:
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Re: Jimmy Buffett to Appear at Obama Rally in Tampa

Post by TommyBahama » October 28, 2008 7:46 am

LIPH wrote:
z-man wrote:
phjim wrote:From an article at ABC Action News: "<a href="http://www.abcactionnews.com/news/local ... 69">Barack & Buffet in Tampa?</a>"
wonder what's on the menu? :roll:
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well the Wing House is across the street!!!!....it will be funny to see how many O'Cain supporters attend just to see Jimmy!!

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Re: Jimmy Buffett to Appear at Obama Rally in Tampa

Post by TommyBahama » October 28, 2008 7:48 am

TommyBahama wrote:
LIPH wrote:
z-man wrote:
phjim wrote:From an article at ABC Action News: "<a href="http://www.abcactionnews.com/news/local ... 69">Barack & Buffet in Tampa?</a>"
wonder what's on the menu? :roll:
left wings
well the Wing House is across the street!!!!....it will be funny to see how many O'Cain supporters attend just to see Jimmy!!
McCain!!!oops!!

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Post by BrianM » October 28, 2008 10:46 am

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Post by chippewa » October 28, 2008 11:26 am

BrianM wrote:"Are we destined to be ruled by a bunch of old white men...."
At least for another 90 days or so...

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Post by mermaidindisguise » October 28, 2008 12:43 pm

I knew it! WOW! Usually it is a much smaller venue. I am so pyched!

And if Les thinks he is going with me he is SO mistaken!!!! I have taken so much crap for supporting Obama...... this is MY reward, not his.

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I wonder if he would let my band open????? :wink:

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Post by C-Dawg » October 28, 2008 1:09 pm

that's one show I'm happy to miss....celebrities using their celebrity to help form other's opinion.....they disgust me. If they want to support their candidate, give money like anyone else.
I was cool with Jimmy playing Clinton's inauguration...but this....Jimmy has lost some of my respect.... [smilie=thumbdown.gif] [smilie=sadlook.gif] [smilie=sadlook.gif]
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Post by chippewa » October 28, 2008 1:16 pm

C-Dawg wrote:that's one show I'm happy to miss....celebrities using their celebrity to help form other's opinion.....they disgust me. If they want to support their candidate, give money like anyone else.
I was cool with Jimmy playing Clinton's inauguration...but this....Jimmy has lost some of my respect.... [smilie=thumbdown.gif] [smilie=sadlook.gif] [smilie=sadlook.gif]
They can give their money, but the limits are capped. By performing at a fundraiser, they can have many more people donating that might not have done so normally. The end result for the candidate will be a lot more dollars, but the end result for the performer might be lost fans. It's a chance they take, but I think most separate politics & entertainment.

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Post by jonesbeach10 » October 28, 2008 3:33 pm

Three points,
1. This isn't the first time that Jimmy has performed at a campaign rally. This seems to happen every four years or so when national politics are in the spotlight.

2. Hey, I'd love to have the opportunity to play a concert at an amphitheater for Barack Obama, but somehow I don't think I'm quite the same draw as Jimmy is. He still doesn't preach his politics at concerts which I think most parrotheads, Republican or Democrat, are thankful for. As far as I'm concerned, as long as this wasn't a scheduled tour stop, it's okay. It's not like he's been scheduled to play Tampa for months as part of the Year of Still Here Tour, and at the last minute they're turning it into an Obama fundraiser.

3. Before anyone blast Jimmy as a bleeding heart liberal, isn't he also a supporter of Charlie Crist (sp?), who was considered a front-runner for a while for McCain's VP slot?

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Post by jonesbeach10 » October 28, 2008 3:37 pm

Last thought, how is a celebrity using their celebrity status to influence the votes of others different than say a newspaper using their status as an institution that reaches numerous voters to endorse a candidate and influence the votes of others?

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Re: Jimmy Buffett to Appear at Obama Rally in Tampa

Post by nutmeg » October 28, 2008 3:50 pm

ScarletB wrote:
lati2d wrote:
LIPH wrote:
z-man wrote:
phjim wrote:From an article at ABC Action News: "<a href="http://www.abcactionnews.com/news/local ... 69">Barack & Buffet in Tampa?</a>"
wonder what's on the menu? :roll:
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:D I guess THIS is the "happy JB agrees with me" thread as opposed to the other one in the Discussion section :D :wink:
We're trying to make this one the "upbeat" political thread. :lol: The way I see it Jimmy has as much right to support his candidate as any of us do. There are tons of people in here using this forum to present our views.....from all sides. Why should we be able to use a public forum to try to convince people who is the right man for the job and think that he should not be able to do the same?
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Post by C-Dawg » October 28, 2008 3:54 pm

jonesbeach10 wrote:Last thought, how is a celebrity using their celebrity status to influence the votes of others different than say a newspaper using their status as an institution that reaches numerous voters to endorse a candidate and influence the votes of others?
Newspapers and media in general are just as bad....I'd love to find a news site and/or newpaper that gave unbiased "just the facts" news rather than the spin that their Editors or owners want. As it is, I read the same articles from multiple sites with different "perspectives" just to figure out what the truth is. Sadly most people don't.
Hey, there are some people who get their views on issues from Jon Stewart :roll:
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