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Robinson's DNC speech raised interest in OSU

Posted on: August 26, 2008 1:26 pm
Edited on: August 26, 2008 1:27 pm
 

I wrote a column recently about Craig Robinson and how his connection to Barack Obama is helping Oregon State.

One suggestion was that Robinson's speech at the Democratic National Convention would bring untold attention.

And it appears it did exactly that Monday night.

According to Google Trends, "Oregon State basketball" was Monday's 13th fastest-rising search at Google. The numbers peaked at 10 p.m. ET, or around the same time he was introducing his little sister, Michelle Obama. Furthermore, a search of "Craig Robinson Obama" -- which is funny because Craig Robinson is not an Obama; he's, um, a Robinson -- ranked as the 17th fastest-rising search, meaning Robinson/OSU basketball was a main topic on the web Monday.

The whole thing reminded me of what Robinson said when we spoke in his office two weeks ago about how he's using his connection to Barack and Michelle in terms of recruiting. He explained that in this business it's important to take advantage of anything at your expense, which might be why he dropped a "Go Beavers!" into his speech that aired on national television.

"You use the sizzle to get in the door," Robinson told me. "And then once you're in the door you hope the steak is the good part."

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Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: September 3, 2008 6:08 pm
 

Robinson's DNC speech raised interest in OSU

I actually agree with Notanidiot on this - there should be more focus on McCain's running mate. I wish more people looked into Dick Cheney history with the Nixon/Ford/Reagan administrations before voting him into office again.

 

"What? What does Dick Cheney have to do with McCain?"

Wow Aggieland7, if you didn't get that how that applied, you really must have brain damage (two words).

Now that McCain has a running mate you're getting your wish, Aggieland. Plenty of media focus, and it ain't pretty.




Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: September 3, 2008 6:04 pm
 

Robinson's DNC speech raised interest in OSU

Wow, HornsRule, there's a veritable smorgasbord of dumb arguments here to pick through - yep, you're from Texas. 

"When did coming from success make you bad?"

It's not "coming from success" part I was arguing, it was the coming from wealth part. I wouldn't expect a man who never worried over a dime in his life to empahthize with anyone who has.

"Rather that than someone whose family could accomplish nothing but reverse racism and hate speech. "

What member of Obama's family are you talking about? I think you're confused here - his former pastor was guilty of it - but what pastor isn't?

"He is not a shill for the corporate elite shows your fundamental misunderstanding of politics and the fact that the corporate elite are bleeding money into the dying campaign of Obama (check the polls)."

Actually, Obama's campaign is setting records for total campaign donations in the maount of $50 or less. That's a whole lot of people with little money to put up doing it because they want Obama in office.

"He is absolutely an idiot without a monitor in front of him.  It takes him an hour to get out a nonsensical sentence filled with "Ohs" and "Ums".  Everytime he speaks off of the cuff he looks like a moron ( I bet one of the things you criticize President Bush for). "

Now you're just being dumb. Did you listen to the Rick Warren debate? Every answer he gave was well-thought and well-spoken, off the cuff.

"The reason why he came to the conclusion that anyone who votes for Obama is a socialist is because Obama himself is a socialist and therefore a vote for him supports socialist policies (i.e.-socialist health care, increase in gas taxes, reinstituiting the death tax, and taxing dividends that every economist says would crash the stock market)."

I don't know where you get your news, but the health care system Obama proposes is similar to a few that already work pretty well, our democratic neighbor Canada and most western European models. Just because it doesn't put our health care at the whims of an  unpredictable market economy doesn't make it socialist. As for taxes, you're wrong on all counts. He doesn't want to increase gas taxes, he wants them responsibly maintained so as not to create a false market, i.e, not lulling Americans into a false view of gas supply by temporarily suspending certain gas taxes like both McCain and Clinton brought up earlier this summer, which all those economists you refer to agree with him on. I don't even know what you're referring to with reinstating the death tax - I think you're talking out your a$$ on that one. As for taxing dividends, he's just floating the idea of putting the taxes back in place that Bush cut for his corporate donors - and we've all seen what those cuts have done for the stock market.

"People did look into Cheney and by comparison how is Edwards doing.  Not a good comparison is it."

Edwards is having an affair, while Cheney is telling senators to F themselves while pursuing the endtimes policies that Ford wouldn't let him and Rumsfeld get away with 30 years ago. No, it's not a good comparison.

"If Obama keeps using his lackeys (Jesse Jackson Jr) to proclaim himself the messiah I would imagine the real one (Jesus Christ) will become rather irritated."

Ohhhhh, I get it - you're a religious nut. Say no more.

"This country is much smarter than Howard Dean and Obama think."

Actually, if by "this country" you mean yourself, I think we're all giving you a little too much credit.




Since: Oct 27, 2006
Posted on: August 31, 2008 2:17 am
 

Robinson's DNC speech raised interest in OSU

Gary,

It's not OSU anymore, it's OS. Oregon State's way of differing themselves from the OSU's of the world, namely Ohio State and Oklahoma State.
Not many people got the memo, I don't blame you.



Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: August 29, 2008 1:06 pm
 

Robinson's DNC speech raised interest in OSU

Um, Spidey, that wasn't me (it's SkyHawk09, by the way) who made the post you were critical of. That post belonged to Aggieland7. My only posts were critical of him for misspellings.




Since: Oct 18, 2007
Posted on: August 28, 2008 10:31 pm
 

Robinson's DNC speech raised interest in OSU

amen......

144 DAYS in the senate.......before that part of the chicago political machine.....just the sort of change we need.....



Aggieland7
Since: Feb 2, 2007
Posted on: August 28, 2008 6:09 pm
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Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: August 28, 2008 4:06 pm
 

Robinson's DNC speech raised interest in OSU

Normally I don't take the time to respond to hate speech by liberals, but after reading your post I just had to let you know what I think. Don't you think it is very hypocritical of you to call Republicans names when all you liberals ever do is complain how conservatives are so judgmental and that they waste taxpayers money. Did you not see the expose on NBC news showing how the Democratic Convention and nearby parties is supported by lobbyists? Lobbyists! Democrats crucify Republican politicians for supposedly taking bribes from lobbyists when in fact politicians from both parties are likely to act immoral.

Why is it that every time when a prominent Democrat commits adultery that the liberals are not upset about it? But if a noted Republican were to have done the same thing then the liberal nation would want his head on a platter. Speaking of which...until recently I have never heard of Michelle Malkin. That is until I saw a liberal with a sign calling for her demise. If you ask me I find it very interesting that liberals expect conservatives to follow certain rules, but think nothing of it when they too fail to follow these very same rules.

I also want to point out that I did not call you any names. I have confidence in my arguments and resorting to name calling only makes me look weak, simple minded and childish. Did you take note of Obama's introduction of Biden..."Ladies and gentlemen I give you the next President...errr Vice President of the United States." That statement was quite prophetic. It shows that although Obama is a smooth talker that he is still falliable.




Since: Jan 25, 2007
Posted on: August 28, 2008 11:05 am
 

Robinson's DNC speech raised interest in OSU

I disagree with you perception of our current president but if in your opinion Obama is better you are as blind as you are stupid.  When did coming from success make you bad?  Rather that than someone whose family could accomplish nothing but reverse racism and hate speech.  He is not a shill for the corporate elite shows your fundamental misunderstanding of politics and the fact that the corporate elite are bleeding money into the dying campaign of Obama (check the polls).  He is absolutely an idiot without a monitor in front of him.  It takes him an hour to get out a nonsensical sentence filled with "Ohs" and "Ums".  Everytime he speaks off of the cuff he looks like a moron ( I bet one of the things you criticize President Bush for).  The reason why he came to the conclusion that anyone who votes for Obama is a socialist is because Obama himself is a socialist and therefore a vote for him supports socialist policies (i.e.-socialist health care, increase in gas taxes, reinstituiting the death tax, and taxing dividends that every economist says would crash the stock market).  People did look into Cheney and by comparison how is Edwards doing.  Not a good comparison is it.  If Obama keeps using his lackeys (Jesse Jackson Jr) to proclaim himself the messiah I would imagine the real one (Jesus Christ) will become rather irritated.  This country is much smarter than Howard Dean and Obama think.



Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: August 28, 2008 7:25 am
 

Robinson's DNC speech raised interest in OSU

"Not sure why you are ranting about who you vote for, but while we're on the subject, can you please point out Barack Obama's "qualifications" to become President? And describe how they are superior to any other President in the past."

This one's almost too easy, considering who we've had for president for the last 8 years. Um...he doesn't come from one of the richest American families of the 20th Century? He's not a shill for the corporate elite? He's not an idiot (Not to be confused with Notanidiot)?

"Not sure how you came to the conclusion that I am conservative.. but what does that say for someone who jumps to a ton of conclusions and attacks someone for no reason?

This is why no one takes Obama and the rest of you liberal socialists seriously... you base your oppinions on rediculous, un-informed speculation, and attack anyone who sees things in a different manner."

I love how SkyHawk07 wonders how someone came to the conclusion he's a conservative, then calls all people who vote for Obama socialists in the next paragraph (which Notanidiot latched onto in his next post). Talk about name calling and jumping to conclusions!  

I actually agree with Notanidiot on this - there should be more focus on McCain's running mate. I wish more people looked into Dick Cheney history with the Nixon/Ford/Reagan administrations before voting him into office again.




Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: August 27, 2008 8:51 pm
 

Robinson's DNC speech raised interest in OSU

That still doesn't excuse that you misspelled Obama's name, or that you said Greg Robinson, who is the football coach at Syracuse, when the article focuses on Craig Robinson, basketball coach at Oregon State.

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