By MARK KRUPIARZ
Sault Ste Marie, MI – Two great big custom busses pulled into Sault Ste Marie, MI around noon heading for the Bud-Weber park at the corner of Peck St and Ashmun. Their purpose? To spread the word of Rebuild America by Defeating Barack Obama.
The conservative group is traveling across America for five weeks holding rallies and publishing TV ads in the most critical swing states. The Campaign to Defeat Obama is a so-called sister organization to the political action committee (PAC) Tea Party Express. They are visiting dozens of cities throughout the country and day 6 of the tour brought them to Sault Ste Marie; their last stop in the U.P. before heading to Cheboygan later in the afternoon.A respectable size group was on hand and continued to grow as the rally went on. Singer Diana Nagy opened the rally with the singing of the National Anthem. Lloyd Marcus, a prominent voice of the American Tea Party Movement and the singer/songwriter of the ”American Tea Party Anthem”, was the first speaker to address the crowd. Several others followed suit and all with the same underlying tone; “we need to defeat Barack Obama!”
“After last night’s debate in which it was very clear Mitt Romney is the choice for President, there’s a renewed passion for what we are doing,” said Vice-Chair Selena Owens. “Gov Romney took charge of the debate and showed America what a strong leader he is.”Each of the small army of activists on this tour are nationally known in their own rights. Owens, herself, is a successful author who has spoken at over 200 Tea Party Rallies including one of the first ones in 2009.
“We’re one week into this tour and the attendance, so far, has been wonderful. This is some really beautiful country you have up here,” said Owens.
The group has asked attendees to bring a photo no larger than 3.5” x 5” of something they’ve built so the group can take the photos back and construct a giant sign at Obama campaign headquarters that says, “Yes we DID build it!”
You can visit the group’s website at www.campaigntodefeatobama.com.