What an interesting confluence of events.
Just as it is announced that a representative from a third-world kleptrocacy is going to visit Virginia’s Prince William County to investigate the citizens’ efforts to enforce the rule of law regarding illegal aliens, many of whom hail from the kleptrocacy in question, presidential candidate Barack Obama holds a public “rally” in the same jurisdiction.
So how did that go?
The presumptive Democratic nominee drew more than 10,000 people to a late afternoon rally at Nissan Pavilion and spent the morning courting voters in coal country at a town hall meeting in southwest Virginia.
As Virtucon notes, the “10,000″ number is highly questionable. In reality, the actual turnout at the northern Prince William County location was probably barely above 5,000 people.
But granting the benefit of the doubt: Today’s Barack Obama big, “10,000 attendee”, public event in Prince William County was a tad below superstar status. To say the least. Nissan technically can handle 25,000 attendees.
A comparable recent event was POISON / RATT, Date: July 29, 2007 – 8,696 attendees
I think the most recent incarnation of the Four Tops would have been able to exceed 15,000 attendees. And as a matter of fact I will be at Nissan in two days where I strongly believe Tom Petty will just about fill the little arena up.
So the Barack Obama juggernaut is presently at the POISON / RATT level of public acceptance. No small potatoes, I grant you. But Obama is far from a compelling figure in Northern Virginia at this point.
UPDATE: Man would I love to take Barack on a neighborhood tour of Sterling. (More to come in the days ahead – it is related to the above).