Texas A&M's Young Conservatives of Texas held the event which attracted complaints from some students. The organizers encouraged attendees to throw eggs at a photo of Barack Obama. Some photos from the event are here.
OK football fans. If you haven't decided who you're going to support for president, you've got one more chance to hear from the candidates -- Monday, during halftime of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Washington Redskins game.
ESPN's Chris Berman will interview both Democrat Barack Obama and Republican John McCain during the Monday Night Football game, which kicks off at 7:30 p.m.
Both candidates agreed to a one-on-one interview (pending any last minute schedule changes) via satellite with Berman. The interviews will be taped earliler in the day and should air around 9:15 p.m.
"This presents a unique opportunity for John McCain and Barack Obama to reflect upon the last few months and address a large primetime audience on the final day of the campaigns," said Norby Williamson, ESPN executive vice president, production.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry, once rumored as a vice presidential nominee, was calling Barack Obama a "socialist" months ago.
This is from a February column on a Perry appearance at a Dallas bookstore:
"Forty miles and a political time warp away from Sen. Barack Obama's Fort Worth rally, aspiring author Gov. Rick Perry addressed a much cozier Dallas crowd Thursday night.
At a signing party for his new Boy Scout book, On My Honor, Perry told about 300 book shoppers that he wants to defend the Scouts' honor, morality and virtue against those who would reduce the Scouts' principles to a "shapeless form of relativity."
Afterward, he frowned at Obama's message.
" 'Hope?' " he said, rolling his eyes. "I'm for 'hope.' "
The crowds lining up for Obama are "going to his rock concert," Perry said, calling Obama a "socialist."
I asked whether he'd ever seen anything comparable to crowds Obama was drawing.
"Sure," he said, grinning.
"The Beatles. The Rolling Stones. The Who."
He frowned again.
"I just don't want anybody like that running my country."
The controversy over Barack Obama's involvement with ACORN has spilled over into the District 96 race between Republican State Rep. Bill Zedler and Democrat Chris Turner. S-T Reporter Traci Shurley has the scoop.
And over at our Extra Credit blog, S-T reporter Eva-Marie Ayala tells us about a Texas school district that has forbid an elementary teacher from wearing an Obama T-shirt to school.
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Well, it is finally happening. After an embarrassing series of fits and starts, the major third party candidates are debating Thursday in Cleveland. The debate, sponsored by the City Club of Cleveland, will be from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. EST.
-- Maria Recio
Independent Ralph Nader and Libertarian Party candidate Bob Barr are confirmed to attend and Constitution Party nominee Chuck Baldwin may also participate. An earlier debate scheduled Oct. 19 at Columbia University was canceled after none of the minor party candidates, including Green Party nominee Cynthia McKinney, would agree to participate. A last-minute debate between Nader and Baldwin was held in Washington Oct. 21 but the inclusion of Barr in Cleveland makes the event noteworthy.
Nader and Barr are on the ballot in 45 states and the Constitution Party is on 37 state ballots. C-Span will tape the event and it can be seen live at www.votenader.org/live. There will also be a debate by the third party vice presidential candidates Nov. 2 in Las Vegas.