Here is the Obama Chicago rally speech video from Sat. Oct. 30, 2010. President Barack Obama delivers remarks at the Hyde Park Midway Plaisance DNC Moving America Forward rally. The event start time is 5:30 p.m. ET (4:30 p.m. CT local time) and speech time is 7:45 p.m. ET (6:45 p.m. CT). Watch live stream video below. Thereafter check back for the full replay video and transcript text.
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The rally marks President Obama’s first public event in his hometown Chicago since the historic victory night rally in Grant Park in November 2008. Today’s rally is free to attend with doors opening beginning at 5:30 p.m. ET (4:30 p.m. CT) at Midway Plaisance Park at 1130 E. Midway Plaisance North.
It will feature a performance by Grammy-winning rapper Common who appeared in Will.i.am’s ‘Yes We Can’ video which went viral during the 2008 election. The President will speak at approximately 7:45 p.m. ET (6:45 p.m. CT) in support of Democratic candidates including State Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias who is running against the Republican Congressman Mark Kirk in the election for the Senate seat which President Obama previously held, as well as for Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn against his contender Republican state Senator Bill Brady.
Today’s full itinerary can be seen here: President Obama official schedule and guidance, Oct. 30, 2010.
For more background on the final weekend of campaigning prior to the midterm election see also:
- Back to the old neighborhood for Obama
- Obama rally kicks off this afternoon in Hyde Park
- The Weekend Word: Last Pitch
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