Empty Seats at Obama/Oprah Event
by susanhu, Mon Feb 04, 2008 at 05:11:19 PM EST
An old pal just sent me this image of today's Obama event [editor's note, by susanhu] at UCLA in Los Angeles
the Meadowlands in New Jersey. Politico's Ben Smith adds:
You won't see this in most of the news photography, because photographers are packed into press risers, opposite whatever backdrop -- a crowd, a flag -- the campaign prefers.
But while Obama has held some very large rallies in some very small cities -- 14,000 in Boise! -- there have also been quite a few empty seats at some of the bigger venues.
Now Smith has another photo up that shows even more empty seats:
Granted, UCLA has a big stadium. But ...
And I have to add this: If this had happened at a Hillary Clinton event, you can bet that these images would be all over the news, and the Obama followers at Daily Kos would be laughing themselves silly. But Obama gets a pass.