Discussion in 'Politics' started by Toro, May 19, 2008.
80 frickin' 000 people
Can you say "President Obama?"
Not without throwing up in my mouth.
Riverside? As in CA? Like anyone expects anything different from THAT place.
Have to wonder how many were legal residents of the US ....
I can not wait until his inauguration speech in Washington, I will be there!!
Really? I'm just wondering what claim of foul the right is going to have to listen to this time when he goes down in flames .....
Name me any American politician that has drawn such a crowd anywhere in the country. I can't think of one.
I seem to recall a candidate from the Socialist Party gather crowds of around 100,000 in Chicago in the early 1900s. I can't recall the name off of the top of my head but will post when I remember.
Unmentioned in national reporting was the fact that Obama was preceded by a rare, 45-minute free concert by actual rock stars The Decemberists. The Portland-based band has drawn rave reviews from Rolling Stone magazine, which gave their 2005 album Picaresque four and a half stars (out of five), and another four and a half stars for 2007's The Crane Wife.
How many of the people showed up to hear Obama, and how many to hear the band?
Separate names with a comma.