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Lourin Plant's Excellent Obama Adventure!

The Haddonfield native traveled to DC for the Obama inaugural and we tagged along with pictures.

Lourin Plant campaigned for Obama in 2008 and in 2012. He knocked on doors in Philadelphia for the re-election campaign last year, was a "lunch gofer" at the campaign office and even chipped in to buy lunch for staffers there on several occasions.

He said he did more work in 2008 than he did last year, but didn't get a ticket to the inaugural then. But when the ticket came this year, he jumped at the chance to go.

"I want to be part of history," said Plant, 58, of Haddonfield, who has a doctorate in music and is a professor at Rowan University. "I consider myself to be a little person, you know, like the people the winners thank at the Academy Awards. I'm so honored they would remember me."

Plant said he had never really worked in politics until March 18, 2008. That's when Obama delivered a stirring address in Philadelphia on race in America in the wake of remarks from his pastor Jeremiah Wright.

"I stood up then and said I'm going to help this man," Plant said. "This is a historic time. That's one of the reasons I wanted say I was there when it happened."

michael mirra January 26, 2013 at 02:22 AM
From The Tampa Bay Times by Andy Borowitz Obama urged to quit over Beyoncé scandal A rising chorus of congressional Republicans is calling on President Obama to acknowledge that Beyoncé lip-synched during his inaugural festivities on Monday and resign from office, effective immediately. 'By lipsynching the national anthem, Beyoncé has cast a dark cloud over the president's second term,' said Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. 'The only way President Obama can remove that cloud is by resigning from office at once.' While many in the media have blamed Beyoncé for the lipsynching controversy, Paul said, 'We must remember that this happened on President Obama's watch.' Paul said that the White House's refusal to comment on the Beyoncé crisis 'only serves the argument that this president has something to hide.' 'If Beyoncé lipsynched the national anthem, how do we know President Obama didn't lipsync his oath of office?' he said. 'If that's the case, he's not legally president. But just to be on the safe side, he should resign anyway.' Paul also blasted Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for her testimony on Benghazi before the Senate: 'Her tactic of answering each and every question we asked her didn't fool anyone.'

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