Monday, May 19, 2008

It looks like Barack Obama can still turn them out. I'm not sure if there are too many top tier concert bands that can draw like him.

Some 75,000 people flocked to Portland’s waterfront Sunday to watch Barack Obama speak, making it the biggest rally the campaign has held to date. Thousands stood on the lawn, dozens watched from boats and from the bridge stretching across the Willamette River.

That's amazing, and again speaks to the excitement this campaign has created, and also illustrates the American people's deep desire for change. But I do think Barack might need to take off those rose-colored glasses for a few minutes, cause there's no way he can really believe this, from the same page, in regard to the press corps treatment of himself and John McCain.

“I would expect that the press will submit him to the same scrutiny that they are submitting me -- and if they don’t, I’ll have them talk to you because I can tell you would object,” he said. “I think people will lift the hood and kick the tires with John McCain, just like they do with me and just like they’ve done with Sen. Clinton.

Uh yeah, I'm sure they will Barack. If you consider softball questions with no follow up to be scrutiny. This is the corporate media after all. You're news, he's not. But hey, hope springs eternal.

Oh, and has Hillary dropped out yet?


Regina said...


Big Tex said...

I predict that before it's all over with, at some point during the general election campaign, Obama's going to have at least one rally topping the 100,000 mark. I hope he comes back to Dallas during the general - I wasn't able to go to the rally at Reunion before the primacaucus and would love to be able to tell my grandkids someday that I was a part of something historic.

DP said...

@Regina - a rally of that size is awesome any way you look at it. I think there are more to come.

@Big Tex - I hope the Dems in general put some time, effort, and money into Texas, period. It might not turn Blue this election, but the groundwork is in place to make it happen soon. Not to mention a golden opportunity to elect a Senator (Norieaga) from the other side of the aisle for a change.