Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Big "O" in the house!
Update: Having attended 4 live Obama events (including the inauguration) this was by far the best run event yet. There were about 3,500 people in attendance. Two things struck me as I surveyed the crowd and witnessed its reaction to the 44th President of the United States: 1) the diversity of the crowd was amazing...young, old, black, white, Hispanic, Asian, Indian, you name it. 2) The look of pure joy and excitement on the faces of the college kids when Obama took the stage.
After the rally, I stopped by the LVMS to catch the tail end of the Washington Township Committee debate. There were about 40 people in attendance and not a single person of color until I walked in the room. To say it was quite a contrast is an understatement. In many ways the lack of diversity in attendees mimics the existing Township Committee in terms of it being all Republican, which as you can see from the chart on the left, hasn’t been good for our wallets!
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