If you have been wondering why there haven’t been stories about the massive rallies for Obama like breathless reports from 2008, it’s because crowd sizes at Obama rallies are not very big but according to the Obama campaign, that is on purpose:
“We have plenty of time for big rallies,” a campaign spokeswoman, Jen Psaki, said between the rallies on Thursday. “Our focus right now is on exciting our supporters and winning over undecided voters and the smaller and medium-size events are the best venue to accomplish that because the president can closely engage with the crowd.
”Big rallies are expensive, especially given the logistical and security challenges for a president as opposed to a mere United States senator. And Obama campaign operatives, both at the Chicago headquarters and in swing states where Mr. Obama recently has stumped, say the campaign intentionally limits crowds by restricting tickets. The reason is to allow the president to better connect with supporters, aides say.
Oh really? You could have big crowds if you want them but they cost so much you don’t want them. Right. And I could date Kate Upton but then I would have to deal l with all those guys ogling her and that would get annoying.
UPDATE: I swear I didn’t see Jonah’s post before I blogged this piece. But he did capture my headline phrase first. I guess brilliant sarcastic minds think alike