No Tickets Left for Obama Visit

The free tickets for President Barack Obama's visit Friday to Tampa were all taken in less than five hours.

If you waited to get tickets to see President Barack Obama at Hillsborough Community College Friday, you're out of luck.

Obama's Florida campaign said Wednesday that the free tickets were snatched up in less than five hours, when they were made available Tuesday.

People flooded the four Tampa Bay-area Obama For America offices where tickets were handed out on a first-come, first-serve basis Tuesday.

Even some Republicans got in on the action, like Scott Goldston, who joined his wife and daughter in line at the Obama campaign office in Riverview.

"I'm a Republican, I voted for Obama last time," . "I just wanted to hear him talk, to see if I wanted to vote for him again."

The free tickets were also handed out at the Obama re-election offices in St. Petersburg, Ybor City and Wesley Chapel.

If You Go

Obama will be speaking Friday afternoon, June 22, at the Dale Mabry Campus of Hillsborough Community College, 4001 W. Tampa Bay Blvd.

The president is expected to speak at about 4:15 p.m., his campaign said.

George Gould September 08, 2012 at 11:05 PM
Yeah, that really nails it. The election is almost over. Lady Romney, send your interior decorator to the White House to measure the drapes. A YouTube made by professional toe-sucker Dick Morris? How much more confirmation could one possibly need for anything? Who checked the facts? Glenn Beck?
Tim Henline September 09, 2012 at 01:19 AM
I amazes me how society is viewing what is going on around them. We consistently vote in the two party system year after year, expecting something different to happen- then argue like like kids about the end results. If Obama, gets re-elected, control will remain with corporate America, and the elite in society. If Romney gets elected, control will remain with corporate America, and the elite in society. It is a two party dictatorship-view it how you want. I am not a fan of our sitting President, but I take issue to the fact that the republican house showed no partisanship in the last four years-only votes in favor for them to position themselves for a takeover of power. The citizens of this country were never a consideration. Albert Einstein was quoted as defining insanity by "doing the same thing over and over -expecting different results. So go ahead, vote for either party in the two party system and expect four more years of pain and suffering, or take a brave step, and vote independant-if it don't work, it is at least a fighting chance from a guaranteed continual loss of our identity. Have a nice day.
Anny September 09, 2012 at 08:45 PM
Dane is quite funny and sounds a bit resentful. It is great that so many people want to attend President Obama's events. It is totally worth it. They have to issue tickets so that they can have some order and control. What is so laughable is that Romney and the like trot out these economic stats as if Obama was supposed to have waved some magic wand to get this country out of the manure that the Republlicans got us into. Remember that folks! Eight years of Republican management put this country on the brink and President Obama had to deal with that plus a Republican congress that did zero to help. So, take some responsibility Republicans, since you are always touting responsible government!
Walt Kowalski September 09, 2012 at 09:05 PM
Remind us again what the Democratic controlled Congress did up until 2010 after the Teabagger Revolution....not much more than after the Republicans controlled the House - nothing! They're all full of it.
Dan Wallace September 09, 2012 at 10:58 PM
Viki, I do not think the prsident can lower the levels of the ocean. Thats a shallow reason to vote for president of the United States.


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