Tuesday, August 17, 2004

I find this surprising, but it appears to be the case: John Kerry has been drawing HUGE crowds for his appearances. Look at these shots from some recent ones:

"Fire officials estimated the crowd at Kerry's rally in Waterfront Park at between 40,000 and 50,000 people, the largest turnout for a political speech in Portland in at least a decade." - AP

Bush? Well, um, he hasn't:

"Bush met with 300 small business owners Friday morning, and 2,300 supporters in a town hall-style gathering at a Beaverton school that also attracted a few hundred protesters to a police cordon a few hundred yards away." - AP

But to be fair, you significantly reduce turnout when you make it clear that not every one is welcome.

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