Ringing Hollow

A daring Bowie State student tells the truth about Obama - to Obama.

The large crowd (3,000 to 4,500, according to campus police), mainly but not at all completely young and African American, was warmed up by Sens. Ben Cardin and Barbara Mikulski, Lt Gov Anthony Brown, and Gov. Martin O'Malley.

Potus took the stage to sustained cheers, but in the middle of his speech, a white heckler shouted loudly, "You're a liar." He was swarmed by the crowd who shouted him down. He made a move to dash off, and shouted, "You're a liar" again. One woman shouted, "We know Fox sent you." Another man said, "Focus." Potus seemed not to notice. And the heckling incident ended.

"We've got to fight their millions of dollars with millions of voices."

A few other lines: "Republicans call it the Pledge to America, but it's the same old snake oil they've been pedaling for years."

"I think the pundits are wrong, but it's up to you to prove them wrong. Don't make me look bad now."