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Obama in Iowa Gives Shout-Out to His GOP 'Homeboy,' Abe Lincoln

Lance Mack, an Abraham Lincoln impersonator from Marion, made an appearance to Barack Obama's speech in Cedar Rapids.

Marion, IA - What would you do if you got to meet Abe Lincoln? If you are President Obama, you give a shout-out to your "homeboy" and add him to your roster of endorsements.

At least, that's what the president did during his otherwise routine to Cedar Rapids today when he spotted the distinguished guest in the crowd.

"Abraham Lincoln is in the house. My homeboy from Illinois and an outstanding Republican endorsee," Obama called to him from the stage when he first arrived.

Abe welcomed the greeting and waved to the president and crowd in very statesmanly fashion.

It didn't take our 44th president long to spot our 16th president. The man stood out among the 1,600 in attendance, dressed in circa 1800s apparel complete with a black top hat and Abraham Lincoln-esque beard.

The impersonator was in fact Lance Mack. Mack is a Marion man known for his dedication to the role and was fairly recently seen speaking at a Civil War exhibit at the . He even delivered the morning prayer to the Iowa Legislature last year.

jjkrjw July 11, 2012 at 10:42 PM
And he would whip obama's bee-hind in a debate and expose obama as the communist fool that he is.
jjkrjw July 11, 2012 at 10:45 PM
And Lincoln would whup obama's bee-hind in a debate and expose obama for the communist fool that he is.
jjkrjw July 11, 2012 at 10:49 PM
obama has likened himself to Lincoln, a most absurd comparison I must say.
John Giles July 16, 2012 at 10:11 PM
Obama is apparently not aware that Lincoln's dream until the day he died, because he believed that blacks and whites should not live together, was to "colonize" or forcibly remove all blacks from the US. This racism was common at the time. The Emancipation Proclamation was merely a negotiating tool and it served to free slaves only in Confederate-held states where it would have virtually no effect. It did not apply to the border or northern states; New York City slaves continued to be held in bondage. Ulysses Grant freed his slaves only upon enactment of the 13th Amendment and then remarked, "Good help is so hard to find these days."
Dan Va Haften July 22, 2012 at 09:28 PM
Abraham Lincoln had a system for structuring his speeches based on studying Euclid. Lincoln's system was first documented in our book, "Abraham Lincoln and the Structure of Reason", published by Savas Beatie in 2010. President Obama is using Abraham Lincoln's system. "Barack Obama, Abraham Lincoln, and the Structure of Reason" shows hows this is done. Both Lincoln's and Obama's speeches can be demarcated into the six elements of a proposition. We should be reading complete speeches for all our presidents (and politicians). Dan Van Haften

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