The third of three visits to Missouri on Tuesday by presidential wannabees takes place in Kansas City as Democratic Presidential Candidate Barack Obama (D-IL) spoke to a crowd of about 6,000 supporters at Municipal Auditorium.
Earlier, fellow Democrat John Edwards (D-NC), who is now getting out of the race, appeared at a rally in Jefferson City. At the same time, Republican Presidential Candidate Mike Huckabee (D-AR) appeared at an event in Missouri’s capital city before heading to St. Louis for a fundraiser and another public event.
Obama, who was flanked by Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) and Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius (D-KS) touched on many of the themes that have highlighted his campaign. He then took on what he calls an underground campaign being waged against him on the Internet – claims that he is a “wild Muslim” who doesn’t pledge allegiance to the flag.
Obama and Hillary Clinton (D-NY) are in a close race heading into Missouri’s February 5th Presidential Primary.