Sunday, October 26, 2008

Rally!

Disclaimer: I did not take the above picture, but found it online on Obama's website. HOLY COW!

Today, one of Obama's biggest rallies of the year, with an estimated 100,000 people, took place in Denver. Finally, he picked a day I didn't have to work, and I headed down to Civic Center Park with friends Chris and Rene. We got in line at 9am and would all through Denver, getting through security around 10:30. We listened to all of Colorado's political bigwigs (Gov. Bill Ritter, Sen. Ken Salazar, and Congressman (soon to be Senator) Mark Udall).

Did I mention that there were a LOT of people in Denver today?
The people behind us go all the way up the steps of the capital.


These are the people in front of us.Above is the guest of honor himself, see if you can enlarge and see him! Below, Chris, Chris, Rene, and Meghan. Can you BELIEVE we found our friends in this mob? No cell phones used or anything!There was a lot of waiting before Obama himself spoke, but it was worth it! The best part was that we got to hear his entire speech (including things like education and the environment, that don't make the evening 1 minute news). It was also awesome to be part of such a huge group. Seriously, 100,000 people? That is 2 full Coors Fields!! It made the whole thing feel like a movement. 9 days until election day....now GO VOTE!!!

Finally, some pictures of the whole crowd, which I did not take, due to not owning a helicopter.

2 comments:

The Lindahl News said...

Wow!!!!! That's a whole lotta people! How exciting to be a part of something this big..and big.

We're anxiously awaiting our turn to vote for CHANGE on Nov. 4th!

Timi + Andrew said...

Andrew already sent his vote via mail (unfortunately I am not able to vote yet).
Go Obama!!!!!!!!