Husband Louie and I basked in excitement – waiting with others – for Ketterlinus Gymnasium’s doors to open and listen to Vice President Joe Biden there Saturday in St. Augustine. The campaign stop tuned in more than 950 people, many of whom came from Palm Coast.
The vice president’s bullet points for the Obama-Biden ticket stipulate that if everybody plays by the same rules, work hard, do what they’re supposed to do – no matter where they come from – they’ll have a fair shot to building a decent life for their kids and grandkids.
The vice president gained a smashing momentum in his 40-minute speech when a baby’s cries allowed him to work the cries into his speech.
Talking about (Mitt) Romney and (Paul) Ryan, Biden said, “They eliminate help for middle-class families who want to send their kids to college, like that beautiful baby over there. I don’t blame that baby for crying. That baby knows what’s in store for him or her if Romney wins – I’m glad somebody understands my speech,” Biden asserted.
The vice president solicited votes in the battle for Florida, popping off a declaration that the Democratic Party is best for the middle class.
Biden said, “He’s out of touch where I think this country is, where we move, and now, and now they’re even abandoning the core principle of this new Republican Party,” he affirmed. “This is not the Republican Party of 10 years ago. This is not the Republican Party of 20 years ago. This is not even Mitt Romney’s father’s Republican Party. This is an alliance between the right in the Republican Party and the Tea Party – people I saw coming in here. I saw four or five of them,” Biden said.
During his motorcade’s arrival, Biden passed protesters along U.S. 1 near the gymnasium who were clothed in Tea Party regalia.
NAACP to host forum on Oct. 25
The Flagler County NAACP will have its focus on political debates coming up Oct. 25, 5-7 p.m. at the African-American Cultural Society, 4422 North U.S. 1, Palm Coast.
The candidates for sheriff will be incumbent Donald W. Fleming and James Manfre; for Supervisor of Elections, Trey Corbett and incumbent Kimberle B. Weeks. Frank J. Meeker and Abby Romaine will speak vying for the county commission seat, district 2, and incumbent George Hanns and Herb Whitaker, Jr., county commission seat, district 5.
The candidates will express their views, moderated by John Winston of the Flagler County NAACP Executive Committee. All are welcome to attend.
For further details, call First Vice President Barbara Goss at 386-446-4644.
Evangelist Faye Dadzie of Victorious Life Ministries, Palm Coast, and Evangelist Dorothy White of Glory Unlimited Ministries, Copperas Cove, Texas, are inviting you to fight with them, conquering love and prayer, through their mini-missions outreach on Oct. 26, 4 p.m., at 502 Bacher St., Bunnell.
A street ministry, prayer walk is up next at 5:30 p.m., followed on Oct. 27, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., with “A Community Day” at Bunnell City Hall, 200 South Church St. It will focus on the ministry of children and adults and provide medical personnel, as well as food, school supplies, shoes and more.
For further details, call Evangelist Dadzie at 386-871-7192.
Job fair scheduled Oct. 31 at center
Need a job? A job fair will be free to the public Oct. 31, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., at the George Washington Carver Center, 206 Drain St,, Bunnell.
Positive thinking, resume writing and mock interviews will be the thrust of the workshops. Snacks and door prizes are both part of the package.
Business owners are invited to register for free tables and chairs for a lineup of the businesses. To learn more, call Brian R. Willard at 386-437-8279.
As always, remember our prayers for the sick, afflicted and bereaved.