Blast from the Past

Obama first explains real healthcare reform
at Asheville High School stadium in 2008

Please, where's President Barack Obama when we need him most?

After the truthless, valueless, unitedless (first and only?) State of the Union was delivered by President (a.k.a. Best Friend of Putin) Trump on Feb. ?, 2018, it's likely that many an Ashevillean was thinking back to the good old days; specifically, when then presidential candidate Barack Obama visited Asheville on Oct. 5, 2008, and delivered his first major speech about healthcare reform.

It was a day and a speech to remember: Obama electrified the thousands who attended.

Savor the following photographic blast to the past, when an Ashevillean could count on presidential material to say something that was material: More>

Click to view a PRINTER-FRIENDLY version of this page!