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Barack Obama on Cuba, New Orleans and GOP

The Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama spoke on bi-partisanship, New Orleans and Cuba over the weekend.

Barack Obama on Cuba, New Orleans and GOP The Illinois Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama has always vowed to work hard to bring both parties closer together and to strengthen bi-partisanship, if elected President in 2008. On Saturday Barak Obama went as far as naming a few of the GOP members he would reach out to. According to the presidential candidate, among the list of Republicans he would conjure up to help are Sens. John Warner of Virginia, Richard Lugar of Indiana and and Tom Coburn of Oklahoma. According to Barack Obama, there are many Republicans capable to contribute a great deal to the country's prosperity and he will break the current sense of partisanship created by the Bush Administration.

 Later the Illinois Senator visited Miami to address a forum of over 1,000 Cuban Americans. He promised to work hard and lift the restriction imposed on travel to Cuba and sending money to relatives. "It can help make their families less dependent on Fidel Castro. That's the way to bring about real change in Cuba," Obama told the crowd. Barack Obama warned, however, that he would not lift the trade embargo on Cuba until a democratic process is established in the communist country.

 And today, on the two-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, Sen. Barack Obama will present a plan for recovering New Orleans from the enormous long-term damage to the city by the hurricane. The Senator will focus on speeding up the Gulf Coast restoration and streamlining the bureaucracy surrounding the process. Strengthening law enforcement is also a key point in Barack Obama's plan. A new issue for the presidential candidates, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and John Edwards will visit New Orleans this week to personally address the issues which have encumbered the Big Easy for two years now.

 Barack Obama remains as on of the favorite candidates to become the next President. According to the online oddsmaker Bodog Sports, the odds on Obama are 12/5 to be the Democratic frontrunner and 9/2 to be the next U.S. President.

Published on 08/26/2007

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