Bowersox stumps for Obama in Sandusky

Former 'American Idol' contestant goes door-to-door for Obama
Melissa Topey
Oct 21, 2012

 

Crystal Bowersox put action behind her words on a frosty
Saturday evening.
Bowersox was in Sandusky to show her support for President Barack Obama, encourage people to vote early and maybe volunteer to knock on a few doors themselves.
Mike Pletcher opened the door to his home after he heard a knock.
“Oh wow, nice to meet you,” Pletcher said, as his eyes grew big in recognition.
“We are campaigning for
President Obama. Is Michele here?,” Bowersox asked.
Michele, Pletcher’s daughter, was not at home.
Bowersox was unfazed and talked to Pletcher about women’s rights and Mitt Romney.
Pletcher posed with Bowersox for a photo before the singer moved on to the next house.
“That was so cool,” Pletcher said.
He said his family has already
discussed the importance of this election and women’s rights.
“We are all Obama supporters,” Pletcher said.
Bowersox, along with Democratic volunteers Lola Finley and Patty Smith, canvassed down Campbell and Osborne streets.
A tired Bowersox, who had flown in from Oregon earlier,  made stops in Sylvania and Port Clinton before stopping in Sandusky.
“It is important to stand up for the values you believe in,” Bowersox said.

Read more about Bowersox and her campaign efforts in Sunday's Register.
 

Comments

The Big Dog's back

It takes a lot of courage Crystal to do what you do. Bravo!

Sanduskybasketball2

Jason Werling, she wasn't going to perform?
Looks like she did

MrSandusky

If you get your political direction from an American Idol runner-up I feel bad for you... Desperate times call for desperate measures and it appears as though the Obama campaign is scrapping the bottom of the barrel.

reader

Like bringing an aging movie star out on stage to talk to a chair, eh?

buckeye15

Like!

Second Opinion

Made more sense then Obama saying Planned Parenthood gives free mammograms, which is a lie.

abigbear

When has he said anything that was TRUE???

the office cat

LIKE! Didja see the trailer for his movie? A big scene is Clint losing his temper and throwing a chair.

sick of sandtown

Someone who calls himself Mr Sandusky can't be paying much attention to what's going on in Sandusky or he has memory loss. Bush inherited a surplus and low unemployment and left with a massive debt and high unemployment. It took him 8 years to destroy us but you're not giving Mr. Obama the same amount of time to repair us.

Riskkbreaker

#1 There is a big difference between debt and deficit. Clinton did not erase the trillions of debt that we already had. He merely didn't ADD any for just a few of his years. We still had over 5 trillion in debt when Clinton left office.
Bush got us up to 10 trillion and now Obama has us up to over 15 trillion in just 3 and 1/2 years.

#2 You need to read http://www.commentarymagazine.co... and educate yourself on just how this REALLY happened.

the office cat

risk... Obama's 'debt' is the result of his inclusion in the first budget of all the 'unfunded' China loans that were done OUTSIDE the regular budget process. Obama just put them in so we Americans - or you who call yourself Americans - knew how much the wars were costing. The Republican congresses form 94-06 were masters at 'doing good' for Americans but not paying for it - Medicare Advantage, No Child Left Behind, two wars, wealthy taxcuts - ALL without passing any legislation to pay for it.
So we reap the 'benefits' of "The Donut Hole" for seniors, increased state spending for educaiton (which our governor cut), the windfall for private contractors like Blackwater and Cheney's Halliburton, trickle UP wealth.
Not unlike 1932, Democrats always have to clean up Republican messes.

mikel

bahahahhahahha..thanks cat for giving me my laugh for the day. just wondering who is paying for the current crisis in afghanistan? kinda like the us gov't having to borrow money from china to pay for bailout of gm and chrysler which is costing the gov't double once the interest is paid. wow, what a deal!! in the democrap mind NOTHING is ever their fault!!!

sick of sandtown

Is that what ol' Rush told you? IF that is true, then dubya doubled it, but that's okay... An oil man invading an oil producer, but the oil had nothing to do with it. risKKbreaKer, just saying.

sick of sandtown

You need to join cliches anonymous. Maybe it will help your overall denial.

the office cat

"scrapping the bottom of the barrel"...? Yep. And folks like you are the 'bottom' the Obama folks are 'scrapping' because haters can't be changed.

*see how important grammar and spellchecking are?

The New World Czar

Who drew more...Bowersox in OFA-Sandusky headquarters or Sandra Fluke the other day at the Reno, Nevada Sak-N-Save???

jimmydecant

For those that are not up to date on current events (in other words those that think Obama is still a good choice) Fluke only drew 10 people. Mostly college guys looking "for a good time".

starryeyes83

Wow, three people clapping and the one dude looks like he's asleep. LOL!!

Swamp Fox

No mention of the size of the "crowd." Should have had a free "goverment give away".....

Kelly

Did they serve free cheese?

Contango

Is stumping for Mr. Obama part of Ms. Bowersox's reimbursement plan for her taxpayer funded public assistance?

Speaking of “celebrities”:

So did Ms. Bowersox agree with Mr. Eastwood that the U.S. should get out of Afghanistan NOW?

The Big Dog's back

So when are the CEO's of all these companies that the Gov gave tax breaks to going to reimburse the Treasury?

Contango

@ brutus:

Yea, I think that Warren Buffett should pay a 1-3% annual wealth tax. When's Mr. Obama gonna propose it???

So do you own Bowersox's cds?

How's that new Chevy Volt driving?

Second Opinion

When you give back the money you and others receive from the taxpayers in government handouts?

jimmydecant

I hope someone told her to wash her hair. Funny how the Obama campaign relies on people with no knowledge for politics or economics to campaign for them, then always seem to only go to supporters homes, or only invite supporters to their ice cream party.

Kelly

So they just "happened" to end up at the house of someone associated with the paper. Yep, sounds just like the "community" ice cream social.

The Big Dog's back

Warren Buffett would be happy to as long as the koch brothers paid back theirs.

mikel

she's a nobody

the office cat

spoken by one who should know...

mikel

cat, you stealing from your employer again by posting when you should be working?

John Harville

Mikel... you've been sitting on that sour note for weeks. Why don't you put up some proof ... ooh but you don't like to do that, do you?

mikel

proof that she's a nobody? what kind of sales does she have?

John Harville

cat... 'should' being the operative word.

mikel

she's a nobody

Second Opinion

So true, first post that made sense

Rude McGootch

WOW...a whole 8 people showed up for her free concert!! You go girl!

John Harville

WOW... wasn't a concert dude. Just a little 'thanks' for the canvassers as they returned from knocking on doors like that soviet Contango.

LoKi

She looks a lot like President Obama's mother.

coasterfan

The Obama campaign doesn't count on a singer's support, but they're glad to have her make an appearance his behalf in the one place she is recognized: NW Ohio. It's no worse than having a senile, octogenarian rambling off topic as he talks to an empty chair. At least Crystal didn't overshadow her candidate in the process, as Eastwood did.

As far as the small crowd, there WOULDN'T typically be more than a few people at any campaign headquarters, simply because the workers are out knocking on doors. I'm just glad that there are twice as many Dem campaign headquarters in Ohio than ones the Romney campaign has set up. We have a big job to educate people and combat the misinformation put forth by Republicans.

Second Opinion

Talking about 'womans' rights, So, she believes its a womans right to NOT GET PREGNANT or a womans self appointment of herself to be as a god to terminate a life and not be charged with murder? Gesh, what a foolish child.

the office cat

REALLY? Crystal is REARING her child. Foolish narrow-minded 'adult'.

Phil Packer

Freebird!!!

Contango

@ coasterfan:

So does Ms. Bowersox agree with Mr. Eastwood that the U.S. should get out of Afghanistan NOW???

The fact that the most watched segment of either convention was Mr. Eastwood's should tell ya something.

Good to know that you've been busy spreading your own socialist misinformation.

Do ya tell 'em that all of Mr. Obama's "cash and prizes" are free or that the rich will pay for 'em all?

I love how Democrat canvassers sputter when I call them Socialists. :)

FORWARD SOVIET!

the office cat

"all 'cash and prizes' free..."
*That would be No Child Left Behind... oops Bush/GOP unfunded for which local taxpayers foot the bill.
*That would be Medicare Advantage... oops Bush/GOP unfunded for which Seniors foot the 'donut hole' bill with extra insurance that benefits the companies.
*That would be "mission accomplished"... oops Bush/GOP funded by taxpayers paying off the China loans.
*"Socialists"...'with liberty and justice (and equality) for all' - written by a Christian Socialist Baptist minister.
*"Socialists"...'certain unalienable rights'; 'promote the common welfare';

Now... I have to go knock doors leaving you to knock me. Knock yourself out!

...all you big brave men and women ganging up on the girl who made a mistake, has a critical illness, and found a way to rear her baby and NOT abort it. She should be your hero - and would be if she was for Rmoney.

mikel

maybe she should have used some of that free contraception.

John Harville

Like your daddy should have? Go ahead, Sarah, delete it.

mikel

Moderators have removed this comment because it contained Personal attacks (including: name calling, presumption of guilt or guilt by association, insensitivity, or picking fights).

Contango

@ toc:

Pres. Bush was a RINO and Mr. Obama is a socialist. Your point?

Socialism would be a great system if there was such a thing as unlimited resources.

Also, Socialism only works through the threat of and use of force.

As a lover of socialism, how many days without pay do you work for the govt. or volunteer for a NFP?

So you've bought Ms. Bowersox's cds and helped her make a living?

John Harville

+Bush was elected as a Republican - twice (well, only once really) so all those people who voted for him the second time were RINOs too?
+Jesus was a Socialist. "Sell all you have, give the money to the poor, and come follow me" is the key to entering Heaven. You driving the Bus to Hades?
+Threat and Force - if that were so - is different from Capitalism how?
+Nope... don't work free but do donate freely of time and fortune.
+Nope... don't a one of her CDs.

Contango

@ JH:

Socialism and force: Try not "donating" to SS, Medicare and soon ObamaCare.

Capitalism: Freedom to buy a product or service from competitors.

Big difference.

Don’t confuse JC with Robin Hood.

JC didn't condone the theft of private property like the socialists.

rickross2

She is for R-money. Anyone voting for Obama is for R-Money. Nice typo :-)

John Harville

rick it's only a typo when unintended. ...but not original.

Second Opinion

Amazng that Candy and Obama turned the embasy attack as if it was Romneys fault for brining it up! Why didn't Candy ask questions about this crime of Obama to NOT protect our soils abroad and at home like he pledged?

There is proof now that Obama was asked for more protection, but instead it was more important to go on Letterman and to campaign.
http://pjmedia.com/rogerlsimon/

the office cat

second... you really need to stay up with the news.

the office cat

Yeah.... turning the deaths of four Americans into a political issue is noble - at least for a desperate Republican.

mikel

a long as it wasn't your kin right cat? this is very relevant. it goes to show that prezo does not have the best interest for americans wanting to serve this country. like how that old hag clinton is trying to defer the heat for this.

John Harville

Okay. You need to shutup. Cat 'donated' a brother in Vietnam as well as three close friends; a cousin in Afgh; a great niece in Iraq. Cat's family has been on the front line in EVERY war - all volunteers.

mikel

oh johnny boy, getting a little testy. i am sorry if i hurt your girlfriends feelings......not!!!

Riskkbreaker

A President who has every single one of his faults ignored by the people, or the people making ridiculous excuses for him...yah, I think we need to make an issue out of everything at this point.

John Harville

Even more amazing that Darrell Issa thought it was his job to release the names of 160 or so Libyans helping US defend/protect Americans.

Congress already had restricted the amount of money available to foreign embassies.

starryeyes83

Really, SR, when are ya going to stop wasting space on covering this nobody, she holds no special significance at all.

I didn't watch AI and what little I seen of her via news clips. I'm not impressed.

Julie R.

Geez! A young girl in your area does good and everybody attacks her just because she's voting for President Obama.

starryeyes83

Speak for yourself,, she's not from MY area!

the office cat

WOW! Look what Crystal did for Obama! There are 35 - THIRTY-FIVE - posts on here about an 'inconsequential' visit to knock doors for the President. And when you add in the 63 posts on the announcement of her visit...

PR NOTE: "Talk about me good or talk about me bad...for God's sake TALK ABOUT ME!" ...except when you're pointing out my lies and flip-flops.

John Harville

Cat... it's up to 130 or so by now! haters just can't help themselves.

KnuckleDragger

"President Obama released his tax returns. It turns out he made $900,000 less in 2011 then he did in 2010. You know what that means? Even Obama is doing worse under President Obama." –Jay Leno

mikel

lmao!!!

John Harville

mikel "lmao" - so you must have disappeared...

John Harville

...and how much less than Rmoney?

John Harville

Darrell Issa ... I guess no one wants to talk about the Republican Congressman, in his haste to defeat the President, released unclassified documents about CIA actions in Libya - but DIDN'T REMOVE the names of some 160 Libyans who have risked their lives to help US. But he's a Republican and they're only Libyans so it's okay to endanger those lives.

mikel

or like your boy, prezo, dropping some info on seal team 6. right johnny boy.

Contango

@ John Harville:

Question: Why did the U.S. engage in military action in Libya in the first place???

What was the national interest?

EZOB

She finished runner-up and her candidate of choice will finish the same. She should have sayed with singing instead of making babies and getting involved in politics.

Mr. D

Moderators have removed this comment because it contained Personal attacks (including: name calling, presumption of guilt or guilt by association, insensitivity, or picking fights).

Kelly

tea what?

8ballinthesidepocket

Why is this person given a forum? Like who is she? She didn't win the show and who cares if she did? Just another uninformed naive liberal, but to her credit, at least she is expressing an opinion.

rjk1915

I think it was Lasky who said, "Democracy is government by those most able to be heard".

Mr. D

Wow!!! Like I said before. . . Somebody is very jealous of Crystal Bowersox. . . Hope you are not offended. . .