Live From the Apollo
Yes he can, apparently.
Comptroller and mayoral hopeful John Liu hosted a raucous rally at the Apollo Theater in Harlem last night, likening himself at its climax to President Obama. Speaking for about a half hour to a crowd that filled the famed theater’s lower level a week after his campaign was denied millions in public matching funds, Mr. Liu hammered home his populist message as his candidacy flounders, at least according to the public polls.
“We’ve got all these polls and pundits and doubters and naysayers. I’ve heard it all before,” Mr. Liu said behind a transparent lectern on stage, sans speaking notes. “Six years ago, a fellow by the name of Barack Obama stood on this very stage and he had a very simple but powerful message. And that message was: ‘Yes, we can.’”
oh no he didn't
President Barack Obama traveled to four fundraisers in New York City last night, but one of them stands out in particular. Giving his remarks at the historic Apollo Theater, President Obama briefly broke out into song.
“And to know that Reverend Al Green was here,” he began, before switching into musical cadence: “I-I-I’m, so in love with you.”
“Those guys didn’t think I was going to do it, I told you I was going to do it,” the President announced, waving his finger off to the side of the stage as the crowd cheered.
Watch the Associated Press video below:
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Mayor Bloomberg isn’t sure why.
Adriano Espaillat also comments on the issue.
Ruben Diaz said that Cuomo is “a good preacher; he preaches better than I do.”