News Update Service
Monday, May 19, 2008 : 1250 Hrs      
RSS Feeds


Sections
  • Top Stories
  • National
  • International
  • Regional
  • Business
  • Sport
  • Sci. & Tech.
  • Entertainment
  • Agri. & Commodities

  • Index

  • Photo Gallery

    The Hindu
    Print Edition

  • Front Page
  • National
  • Tamil Nadu
  • Andhra Pradesh
  • Karnataka
  • Kerala
  • Delhi
  • Other States
  • International
  • Opinion
  • Business
  • Sport
  • Miscellaneous
  • Index

  • Magazine
  • Literary Review
  • Metro Plus
  • Business
  • Education Plus
  • Open Page
  • Book Review
  • SciTech
  • NXg
  • Entertainment
  • Cinema Plus
  • Young World
  • Property Plus
  • Quest

  • International
    Thousands in Portland greet "Rock-star candidate" Obama

    New York (PTI): Democratic front runner for party presidential candidature Barack Obama received a sizzling reception in Portland, one of the major cities of Oregon, with one of the leading newspapers in the state comparing him with a rock star.

    "The rock-star candidate was greeted by a rock arena-sized crowd," the Portland Tribune observed.

    Tens of thousands of people lined up the route he took and a crowd of an estimated 75,000 supporters repeatedly cheered him even though he gave only his stump speech yesterday.

    The crowd, his Oregon campaign spokesman Nick Shapiro said, broke the record of Philadelphia where some 45,000 had attended one of his rallies.

    The loudest cheers were reserved for his pledge to bring back troops from Iraq and change the way Washington works by eliminating the influence of lobbyists and vested interests.

    The Americans are fed up with those who want to divide the people, he said and pledged to work to bring together all Americans irrespective of gender, race, age and sexual orientation.

    He did not bring up the issue of age of presumptive Republican John McCain, 71, directly but did say that some people had advised not seek the highest office because he is too young.

    Obama also told his supporters that the differences between him or Hillary Clinton pale into insignificance compared with the difference they had with the Republican.


    International





    Sections: Top Stories | National | International | Regional | Business | Sport | Sci. & Tech. | Entertainment | Agri. & Commodities | Index
    The Hindu Group: Home | About Us | Copyright | Contacts | Subscription
    Group Sites: The Hindu | Business Line | Business Line News Update | Sportstar | Frontline | Publications | eBooks | Images | Home

    Copyright © 2008, The Hindu. Republication or redissemination of the contents of this screen are expressly prohibited without the written consent of The Hindu