Maryland Democrats fire up Obama crowd
Bowie-- A stream of top Maryland Democrats, including Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller, House Speaker Michael E. Busch and Sen. Ben Cardin, fired up the crowd gathered at Bowie State University, where President Obama will soon be speaking.
They didn't hold their tongues about the Tea Party, health care or what they saw as the need to "get Obama's back," as they implored -- sometimes shouting -- people to vote Nov. 2.
A selection of their comments:
Miller: "We're not going to stand for the Tea Party people here in Maryland."
Busch: "They made the tough decisions for you," referring to Democrat support of education funding.
Comptroller Peter Franchot: "Thank God for Barack Obama."
Rep. Elijah Cummings: "It's our moment, but if we don't seize it, it'll be gone forever."
Obama "keeps marching up that mountain."
Rep. Donna Edwards: "We have his back. He's our coach, and he wants to hand us the ball."
Cardin: "We don't need any witchcraft."
Next up are Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, Sen. Barbara Mikulski and Gov. Martin O'Malley.