Overheard: Obama Name Drops Raleigh in the State of the Union Address

Overheard: Obama Name Drops Raleigh in the State of the Union Address

January, 24, 2012, by Jedidiah

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Raleigh got a nice shoutout in the State of the Union address tonight by President Barack Obama. Speaking about jobs and General Motors returning as the number #1 automaker in the world, President Barack Obama dropped Raleigh into the mix of cities where jobs could get a push. This is obviously a hypothetical statement, but we'll take a mention in the biggest speech of the year by the president. Considering the concept of an open-source Raleigh and Red Hat moving downtown, Raleigh is sure to continue to surge in the job market over the next few years. 

Or maybe he just wants to win North Carolina again this year....

Today, General Motors is back on top as the world’s number one automaker.  Chrysler has grown faster in the U.S. than any major car company.  Ford is investing billions in U.S. plants and factories.  And together, the entire industry added nearly 160,000 jobs.  

We bet on American workers.  We bet on American ingenuity.  And tonight, the American auto industry is back.

What’s happening in Detroit can happen in other industries.  It can happen in Cleveland and Pittsburgh and Raleigh.  We can’t bring back every job that’s left our shores.  But right now, it’s getting more expensive to do business in places like China.

Obama later referenced North Carolina and Charlotte about job growth as well. Great to see Obama considering North Carolina a place where growth is happening in a progressive way.

See the full transcript of the 2012 State of the Union speech here.








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    01/25 07:09 AM

    Anyone got a straight jacket (above comment)?

  • Al Pica
    01/25 09:58 AM

    This man may possibly the greatest leader our nation has ever had.

  • Al Pica
    01/25 09:58 AM

    This man may possibly be the greatest leader our nation has ever had.

  • Al Pica
    01/25 09:58 AM

    This man may possibly be the greatest leader our nation has ever had.

  • Spell Check
    01/25 10:59 AM

    Oboma

  • matt
    01/25 01:18 PM

    reXteryalizer appears to be banned many places and it would be wise for NewRaleigh to follow suit. Go ‘head, try looking at that site he posted.

  • Phillo
    01/25 01:51 PM

    “open-source Raleigh” 
     
    I really hate that expression.  One of the concepts of the open source movement is a devaluation of code and coders (as anyone and everyone contributes to a project for free) and an emphasis on training and support as the primary revenue stream for an open source company. 
     
    I really hope Red Hat and the City are careful to remember the the value in software is in those who solve hard problems and implement those solutions, not in L1-Ln support staffs and marketing departments.

  • Taco
    01/25 02:27 PM

    Just impressed we got a striaght-out mention and not the nationally obligatory “Raleigh-Durham”.

  • Michelle
    01/25 02:45 PM

    reXteryalizer, I suggest you start following the doctors recommended dose for whatever medications you are supposed to be on.

  • Pepe Silvia
    01/25 02:47 PM

    Oboma 2012!

  • Phil
    01/31 10:31 AM

    From the looks of the opening reply, it looks like WRAL’s news comment section had been temporarily shut down.

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