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KU students welcome Obama to Kansas City

August 22, 2007

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U.S. Sen. Barack Obama, left, poses with Clarissa Unger, center, a Kansas University junior from Colby, and Marc Langston, president of KU College Democrats, outside the Westin Hotel in Kansas City, Mo.

U.S. Sen. Barack Obama, left, poses with Clarissa Unger, center, a Kansas University junior from Colby, and Marc Langston, president of KU College Democrats, outside the Westin Hotel in Kansas City, Mo.

Presidential candidate and U.S. Sen. Barack Obama received a surprise visit Monday from Kansas University students.

"Barack Chalk Jayhawks," he told the crowd late Monday night at Kansas City's Westin Hotel.

About 80 students, led by KU College Democrats President Marc Langston, organized an impromptu rally for the Illinois senator.

About 70 others joined them in welcoming Obama, who spoke Tuesday at a national convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

"I've never seen him that happy," said Langston, who met Obama when he visited Kansas City in May. "He was glowing."

Langston said Obama seems to be the clear favorite among college Democrats.

"There are a few Hillary (Clinton) supporters, but not many," he said.

Clarissa Unger, a junior from Colby, attended the rally.

"I thought there was no better way to make him stand out as a candidate who has a lot of support in this area," she said. "He represents a change in our country and a change in politics that has never been seen before."

Julia Groeblacher, a McPherson sophomore and president of the KU Young Democrats, took it one step further.

"I've heard him more than once called the next JFK," Groeblacher said, comparing Obama to President Kennedy, who reached out especially well to students. "We want him to know he has a huge base of support in Kansas.

"At least at the University of Kansas."

Comments

TtownKUlivin 9 years, 8 months ago

Oh that's great Julia. JFK was the most overrated president to ever hold office.

Mackadoo 9 years, 8 months ago

"Barack Chalk Jayhawks"... Classic!

LOVE this guy and his family. His wife Michelle is a class act, all the way.

Haiku_Cuckoo 9 years, 8 months ago

Hussein Obama is totally unqualified for the job which, by recent standards, means he will be perfect for the White House.

Mackadoo 9 years, 8 months ago

Wow, looks like we've figured out what Ann Coulter's ljworld username is!

Roadkill_Rob 9 years, 8 months ago

"Why not have a black president? We just had a retarded one." -Chris Rock

stuckinthemiddle 9 years, 8 months ago

If you think we should bomb Iran and Pakistan Obama is you man...

He looks different and he kind of talks different but if you listen closely you'll hear that he's saying the same old things as everyone else...

Martin_D_15 9 years, 8 months ago

at least Marilyn Monroe was HOT! nancy reagan is kinda UGLY!

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