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.)
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.'”