Here are a couple photos (see the "flip" for the other one) from the rally to reelect President Obama at VCU's Siegel Center today, courtesy of Obama for America - Virginia. Notice a few things about the crowd that Willard will never match? 1) Enthusiasm (why would anyone in their right mind be enthused about a corporate robot?); 2) numbers (Remember when Willard had a rally in a football stadium, and it was 99% empty? Guarantee - that will NOT happen to Barack Obama today, or any day in this campaign!); 3) a crowd that looks like America, in all its diversity (Willard's crowd - older and white, pretty much. Not that there's anything at all wrong with older white people - there are good and bad people in every race, religion, ethnicity, etc. - but crowds that are consistently made up of 95% older white people, as are invariably seen at Republican rallies, is NOT representative of the demographics of today's America. Sorry Willard.)P.S. The rally hasn't even started yet, and the crowds are huge. This morning, there was a big (14,000 people), enthusiastic crowd in Columbus, Ohio. Sensing a pattern here? :)
UPDATE: (3:22 pm) @JennMcClellanVA tweets: "@coachsmartvcu addressing the crowd. Walks out to a standing ovation."
UPDATE #2: For video of Michelle and President Obama earlier today in Columbus, click here (starts around 37 minutes in...just skip to that point).
UPDATE #3: You can follow the Obama for America VA Twitter feed for updates throughout this rally. For instance: "Shaka Smart: 'With your help President Obama will win Virgina again.'" and "Congressman Bobby Scott: 'We have the choice: millionaires or medicare and education-- and we chose medicare and education.'"
Richmond Obama Rally: Let's See Willard Turn Out a Crowd Like This!
Saturday, May 5, 2012
Posted by Lowell at 5:14 PM