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Video From The Obama – Corzine Rally In Newark: Obama’s Speech In 3 Parts

Yesterday, I attended the big campaign rally in Newark for Governor Corzine. The 3 videos below are of President Obama’s speech to all of those in attendance.

As I stated in a post last night, the crowd was loud and boisterous. Obama really whipped them up into a frenzy, you really needed to be there to get the true feel of the event. The energy in the Prudential Center was electric and Obama did not disappoint.
As you may be able to tell from the videos, I was seated in a luxury suite above and to the back of the President and all of the festivities and had a very good view of all the was around. When I tell you that the place was jumping, believe me it was!
On the way out of the building, I was also very impressed at how united and excited the crowd was to be fully behind the Governor’s re-election efforts. I overheard a few in the crowd expressing their desired to get out there and “knock down” doors in the neighborhoods to get out the vote tomorrow.
It seems that President Obama efforts on behalf of the Governor has paid off. Hopefully those efforts pay off at the polls tomorrow.

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New Corzine Campaign Ad Released

The Corzine ‘09 campaign released a new television spot that will be aired in the coming weeks. It is a positive message that highlights Jon Corzine’s leadership on the economy and education.

The new spot is entitled “Top” and features President Barack Obama praising Governor Corzine’s leadership at the recent rally in Holmdel, which was attended by over 17,500 people ( myself included ).

The 30 second ad will air on broadcast and cable television across New Jersey starting today.

In case anyone is interested in fact checking what President Obama has to say about Jon Corzine in this new Corzine’09 ad spot, here is the documentation, knock yourself out:

Corzine introduced the first-in-the-nation economic recovery plan. The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that Corzine supporters noted “New Jersey was the first state to pass its own economic-recovery plan.” [Philadelphia Inquirer, 7/6/09]

Jon Corzine protected funding for New Jersey schools. According to Education Week “even in an austere budget year, the Garden State found the funds to give precollegiate education a boost, driven in part by Gov. Jon S. Corzine ‘s high-profile campaign to revamp the way the state hands out money to its schools. The $32.9 billion New Jersey state budget for fiscal 2009, signed by the governor July 1, was a decrease from the previous year’s $33.5 billion. But the $7.8 billion it allots for pre-K-12 education is a 7 percent increase over fiscal 2008’s amount…[The education funding] also provides extra money for districts with high concentrations of students from low-income families, and it adjusts for regional cost differences.” The recently passed Fiscal Year 2010 budget also increased education funding to $8.8 billion. [Education Week, 1/7/09; New Jersey Fiscal Year 2010 Budget]

Jon Corzine reformed New Jersey’s schools with tougher standards. According to the Star Ledger, Jon Corzine’s Board of Education “adopted tougher new high school graduation requirements [in June] that aim to prepare all New Jersey students for jobs or college in the 21st century economy. Under the new requirements, which will be phased in between now and 2016, every high school student will have to take three years of more rigorous math courses; three years of lab science; and a half-year of “economics and financial literacy.” Furthermore, “as part of an ongoing effort to boost academic expectations and achievement, the state [in July] made it harder for New Jersey’s third and fourth graders to prove their proficiency on annual tests. Under the new standards adopted by the state Board of Education, public school students who took the exams in May needed to get 50 percent of the answers correct to show proficiency on the language arts and math tests. Previously, the ‘cut scores’ needed to be deemed proficient were between 40 and 45 percent.” [Star Ledger, 6/18/09; 7/15/09]

New Jersey students rank at the top of the country in reading and math. According to the National Assessment of Educational Progress a report card issued by the U.S. Department of Education, only one state ranked higher than New Jersey fourth-graders in reading assessment and no states ranked higher in eighth grade reading assessment. In mathematics, only one state ranked higher than New Jersey in fourth grade assessment and only two states ranked higher in eighth grade mathematics assessment. [U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, NAEP Report Card]

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New Corzine Video: A Partner in The White House

This is an excellent new video from the Corzine ’09 website, it contains highlights from President Barack Obama and Governor Jon Corzine’s rally in Holmdel, New Jersey.

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Video: Jon Corzine Campaign Kickoff Rally

If you didn’t attend the Jon Corzine campaign kickoff rally in West Orange Tuesday night, you missed the Governor addressing the crowd as he gave his acceptance speech.

I think that he hit a homerun with this speech. It is the best that I have heard him speak in a long time, strong, forceful and confident he hit all the marks with the proper emphasis.

Watch and listen, I think that you will be impressed

part 1

part 2

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McCain’s crowd numbers

Sam Stein of the Huffington Post writes that: 

“John McCain returned to the campaign trail on Monday, only this time without his popular vice presidential pick, Sarah Palin. The results were somewhat less than enthusiastic. As reported by MSNBC’s First Read, the Republican presidential nominee addressed a crowd of roughly 3,000 people in a stadium that seats 16,000.”

Bloomberg is reporting much of the same: 

“In recent days, journalists attending the rallies have been raising questions about the crowd estimates with the campaign. In a story on Sept. 11 about Palin’s attraction for some Virginia women voters, Washington Post reporter Marc Fisher estimated the crowd to be 8,000, not the 23,000 cited by the campaign.”

Click onto the Huffington Post hyperlink to see pictures from McCain’s Rally at Jacksonville’s Veteran Memorial Area. The pictures speek for themselves  

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>McCain’s crowd numbers

>Sam Stein of the Huffington Post writes that: 

“John McCain returned to the campaign trail on Monday, only this time without his popular vice presidential pick, Sarah Palin. The results were somewhat less than enthusiastic. As reported by MSNBC’s First Read, the Republican presidential nominee addressed a crowd of roughly 3,000 people in a stadium that seats 16,000.”

Bloomberg is reporting much of the same: 

“In recent days, journalists attending the rallies have been raising questions about the crowd estimates with the campaign. In a story on Sept. 11 about Palin’s attraction for some Virginia women voters, Washington Post reporter Marc Fisher estimated the crowd to be 8,000, not the 23,000 cited by the campaign.”

Click onto the Huffington Post hyperlink to see pictures from McCain’s Rally at Jacksonville’s Veteran Memorial Area. The pictures speek for themselves  

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