Barack At The Apollo

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Barack Obama packed the Apollo Theater in Harlem last night and here are a few quotes from his speech:

“Telling the American people what we think they want to hear instead of what they need to hear just won’t do” in this election, Obama said at the historic theater, just down the street from Bill Clinton’s office.

“I’m not running because I’m trying to fulfill some long-held plans. I’m not running because I somehow think this is owed to me. I never expected to be here. Avoiding answering tough questions because we’re worried they might not be popular just won’t do. Poll-testing positions because we’re worried about what Mitt [Romney] or Rudy [Giuliani] might say about this just won’t do.”

While Obama never mentioned Clinton by name, comic Chris Rock – who introduced the senator – scored laughs by saying people in the crowd who backed Clinton would be “real embarrassed” if she lost.

“You’d say, ‘I [backed] that white lady! What was I thinking?’ “

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