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Ryan hoped to succeed retiring Republican Peter Fitzgerald in the United States Senate. On March 16, 2004, he won the Republican primary, thus pairing him against Democrat Barack Obama. However, after his divorce records containing damaging allegations were unsealed and made public, he withdrew his candidacy on June 25, 2004, and officially filed the documentation to withdraw on July 29, 2004.
Obama's greatest challenge in the coming days is keeping his public comments in check as he watches Republican opponent Jack Ryan manage a political firestorm after the release of divorce files. They show Ryan's ex-wife accused him of pressuring her to have sex with him in sex clubs while others watched.
In the Democratic primary, Obama found himself the overwhelming beneficiary when the campaign of former securities trader Blair Hull crashed in the aftermath of Hull's release of court files from a messy divorce. Though Obama has been a passive beneficiary of Ryan's latest problems, the Democrat's campaign worked aggressively behind the scenes to fuel controversy about Hull's filings
In a May 31 profile of Barack Obama in The New Yorker, Kirk Dillard, an Illinois state senator, made an admission worth recalling. "In Republican circles," he said, "we've always feared that Barack would become a rock star of American politics."
Those fears were realized July 27, when Obama's keynote speech at the Democratic convention stirred a nationwide audience and dramatically expanded his profile. The 42-year-old state senator's newly stellar status explains the quixotic efforts of Illinois Republicans to draft a candidate whose desperation matches the party's. Who but someone feverishly grasping for attention would agree to challenge Obama in the Land of Lincoln's Nov. 2 senatorial contest?
On August 8, 2004 – with 86 days to go before the general election – the Illinois Republican Party drafted Alan Keyes to run against Democrat and future President of The United States Barack Obama for the U.S. Senate, after the Republican nominee, Jack Ryan, withdrew due to a sex scandal, and other potential draftees (most notably former Chicago Bears coach Mike Ditka) declined to run.
Originally posted by Realtruth
Originally posted by Aggie Man
reply to post by niteboy82
OK...I was hoping for this. You just proved my point. Obama ONLY came out of nowhere if you weren't paying attention to the venues where he was already a known element.
Nice Avatar BTW very disturbing
It's seems you have a difficult time staying on the topic and appears to be baiting people on this thread.
The thread was in regards to impeachObama.com which was registered before his speech in 2004 and how this might apply to manipulation to the powers that control us.
It has nothing to do with who like or doesn't like Obama.
Originally posted by DocMoreau
So Ryan's divorce details are leaked , he withdraws June 25th
Obama rocks the house at the DNC June 27
ImpeachObama is registered July 15
and Ryan formally withdraws July 29
Originally posted by MoonMine
Which ever way this gets "spun"
Whoever spins it
The domain was registered July 15, 2004. Obama was not in the running for the presidency, he barely was in the running for the U.S. Senate.
impeachobama clearly implies a website that would support an anti-obama movement in case he would be President. There are no impeach senator movements.
The domain is hosted with a company that provides services to the Federal governement.
This is a major smoking gun. However you look at it.
Barack Obama was chosen long before the 2008 election. He is a Tri-Lateral commission / CFR straw man, a true Manchurian Candidate.
When assassinated his death shall be used to usher in the dreaded facist state. Alive he wil bring forth any agenda the Shadows dictate.
Either way we´re done, finished.
I fear for the U.S. and the future of the "free" world. Give it six months, a year tops before the "event".
Back to my telescope now
Originally posted by angel of lightangelo
I do not want to sound mean but is this what we have become? We see the appocolypse and are certain it is coming and we spout off a little something about and then go back to daydreaming of the moon?
What happend to protecting what you love and standing up to the PTB? I am a little saddend by the number of people on ATS that seem to lift their head just long enough to agree we are doomed, say why they agree, and then go right back to whatever nonsense they were at.
Barack Obama: A Look at the 2004 DNC Keynote Speaker Who Could Become One of the Only Black Senators in U.S. History
INTRO: Illinois state senator and Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate, Barack Obama, was chosen to deliver the keynote address at this year's Democratic National Convention in Boston. Obama currently faces no known opponent in the November election and if elected he would become only the fifth black senator in U.S. history. We take an in-depth look at Obama with longtime Chicago columnist Salim Muwakkil.
BARACK OBAMA TO DELIVER KEYNOTE ADDRESS AT 2004 DEMOCRATIC.
(From Capitol Hill Press Releases)
Byline: Kathleen Hays, JJ Ramberg, Valerie Morris, Allan Chernoff
For Immediate Release July 14, 2004
Barack Obama to Deliver Keynote Address at 2004 Democratic National Convention Obama to Speak Tuesday Evening, July 27
The Kerry-Edwards campaign announced today that Barack Obama, Illinois state senator and the Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate, will deliver the keynote address at the 2004 Democratic National...