"“We have lent a huge amount of money to the U.S. Of course we are concerned about the safety of our assets. To be honest, I am definitely a little worried.” "

Chinese premier Wen Jiabao 12th March 2009

""We have a financial system that is run by private shareholders, managed by private institutions, and we'd like to do our best to preserve that system."

Timothy Geithner US Secretary of the Treasury, previously President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.1/3/2009

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Blind leading the bland .. Stevie Wonder sings for Obama in downtown Indy

Stevie Wonder took the stage , 9.30 in light rain at an outdoor rally on the American Legion Mall in Indianapolis to warm up the crowd of 25,000 for Barack Obama. (Video here)The concert kicked off hours before polls open in Indiana, and he began auspiciously by playing the hit “Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours.”

“We live in a time in the world where everyone in the world must understand that prejudice is a sickness,” Wonder, who is blind, told the crowd before he started with a three-song set that was cut short by rain. “I’m saying this to you as a man who has the vision of the heart because I am color free.”

Stevie Wonder made a surprise appearance for the Obama campaign in Los Angeles in February, when Michelle Obama held a rally with Oprah Winfrey, Maria Shriver, and Caroline Kennedy.

Today is Shrillary's final chance to change the momentum in the race for the Democratic candidacy. 187 delegates are at stake today (72 in Indiana) , leaving only 217 in the six primaries that remain. Obama leads with 1,743 to 1,607,. AP says 2,025 are needed to secure the Democratic nomination.

The line to enter the mall stretched several blocks and half way around the Federal Courthouse.

A couple of factoids

Obama has five of the state's superdelegates, and Clinton has four. Three are undecided, and one other will be chosen at the Democratic state convention.

Of Hoosiers who gave more than US$200, Obama raised US $883,375 and Shrillary US $664,254.

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