6/15/2008, "Rendell drinking the Kool-Aid," blogs.mccall.com
"He (Obama) warned [at 6/13 fundraiser] that the general election campaign could get ugly.
“They’re going to try to scare people. They’re going to try to say that ‘that Obama is a scary guy,’” he said.
A donor yelled out a deep accented “Don’t give in!”
“I won’t but that sounded pretty scary. You’re a tough guy,” Obama said.
“Because from what I understand folks in Philly like a good brawl. I’ve seen Eagles fans.”"...
Five months later in Philadelphia on Nov. 4, 2008, New Black Panthers stationed themselves outside a voting location, one member slapping a black nightstick. Washington Post, Oct. 2010
Above, 11/4/2008, ""Security" patrols stationed at polling places in Philly," Election Journal
"On Election Day 2008, Maruse Heath [known today as King Samir Shabazz], the leader of Philadelphia's New Black Panther Party, stood in front of a neighborhood polling place, dressed in a paramilitary uniform.
Within hours, an amateur video showing Heath, slapping a black nightstick and exchanging words with the videographer [identified on the video as a University of Pennsylvania student], had aired on TV."...
The University of Pennsylvania student reporter approached the man with the club and politely asked him what organization he represented. The man with the club said, "security."
No voter irregularities were claimed. The only consequence was the men were banned "from standing in front of U.S. polling places with a weapon or wearing the party uniform...through the 2012 elections."