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19 April 2008 @ 11:35 am
Holy CRAP!!!! OMYGOD! Obama Rally  
Barack Obama gave a speech in Philly yesterday. It was attended by about 35,000 people -- the biggest turn-out yet. But it was after the speech was over that my jaw dropped in joyous amazement!!!!

Accoring to Mark Ambinder of The Atlantic.com:
It wasn't so much that Barack Obama had real fight in him tonight, or that more people attended his rally in front of Independence Hall than any other event since he announced his candidacy. It was the spontaneous demonstration of support that happened when it ended.

5,000 people (at least) had nowhere to go but up Market Street. Obama's charge of the night: "Declare independence!" was with them. They started with the familiar "O-Bam-A." By 7th and Market, they had graduated to "Yes we can!" By 10th and Market, with hundreds streaming in between cars on the road, they were just cheering. At first, a few Philly cops, killjoys, tried to rough the crowd to the sidewalks. It didn't work. The cops retreated to the sidewalks. By the time I ducked into my hotel, a full mile away from Independence Park, the Obama crowd was still marching. (Read the rest of the article.)

Here is video of it: It's amazing, that we can still be so inspired. Just WOW!
lavender goomsthe_spin on April 19th, 2008 06:37 pm (UTC)

I was planning to go too, damn. I just had too much work.
hiddeneloisehiddeneloise on April 19th, 2008 07:42 pm (UTC)
5,000 people (at least) had nowhere to go but up Market Street.

Gaaah! As one of those 5,000 who had nowhere to go but up Market Street, thanks, Mr. Obama! It took me 2 freaking hours to get away from the block where I work! Grrrrr.

LOL. I get the support, I am all for spontaneous joyous rioting, but why does it have to impede my much needed progress home? ;)

Oh, and any hopes of that autograph? Sigh, I didn't think I could fight 5,000 people to get to him. :)