It is a tribute to the students of Texas State University that Senator Obama has chosen to spend valuable time in San Marcos, Texas on campus prior to the all-important March 4th Texas primaries. This Wednesday, February 27th he has scheduled a “Stand for Change” rally in Sewell Park. To choose this location for such an historic event, at the headwaters of the San Marcos River is symbolic. This symbolism is something of which San Marcos should be exceedingly proud.
Sewell Park captures the essence of our community; an outstanding University, a pristine environment, a continually renewing source of life from our river, and an equally continuing fountain of intellect graduating from Texas State University. The location is also where, reportedly, Lyndon Baines Johnson announced his first and ultimately successful candidacy for Congress. Our community, through our river and our ever changing student body, is a constant source of energy and change; a resounding theme of the Obama campaign.
Senator Obama’s campaign seems to have also recognized the power of this student vote in our community and within Hays County and wants to benefit from this phenomenon. Chris Jones, completing his first term of office as a San Marcos City Councilmember, is evidence of the voting power of Texas State University students.
San Marcos citizens should take this unique opportunity to view one of the leading candidates for the Presidency of the United States of America during this rally. This face-to-face opportunity to see and experience a candidate for the highest office in our land is, for many, a once in a lifetime experience.
The power of the Texas State University student vote has not only made Texas but, more importantly for us, has made San Marcos relevant in this year’s presidential election.
Go Bobcats !!Email | Print