Hey! This is my 101st post! How exciting.
On Sunday I had to pick up a few items at Robot Love in Uptown and guess what was in the front window.
Shepard Fairey’s Obama logo! And what I find even more magical is that just 20 minutes before taking this pictureI happened to have purchased the OBEY t-shirt with the very logo at another location at Hennepin and Lake. I have decided that I will be wearing Obama t-shirts everyday now through November 4th so I needed to add another one to my collection. My friend Kate is in Ohio doing her share to get our man elected, so I figure the least I can do is prance around in a t-shirt (obviously when appropriate) in the 651/612.
Among the 2,200 hundred people packed into the McNamera Alumni Center at the University of Minnesota was this kid. I asked my supervisor if I could leave early today to listen to a lady speak at McNamera, I almost felt like I needed a note from my mom. I arrived at McNamera at 3:45pm and the line was already a wrapped around the Alumni Center’s knoll. I waited maybe 20 minutes and then the line started to move. The rally was really powerful with all of the amazing Democrats in the hiz-ouse like Mayor RT Rybak, Amy Klobuchar, and Margaret Anderson Kelliher. OMG, I know this is inappropriate, by HRClinton’s hair was so god today. And….her outfit was not a weir pastel color. HRClinton looked so goo up on that stage. And…She sounded even better. The crowd loved loved loved her and i had instant perma-grin once she was at the podium.
Al Franken and HRClinton were great together on stage. Barack Obama is going to have a great team!
Some amazing stuff is going to be happening soon! Its already beginning!
Just in case you were not aware, Barak Obama is visiting St. Paul, the Xcel Center to exact. All day I debated whether or not to go check out the rally. So on my way home, I decided I would go see what Obama has to say. Instead of exiting on 7th, I took the 5th St. exit, just to see what was going on outside the Xcel two hours before the Obama was scheduled to speak. Two hours prior to his speech, 7pm, the doors were scheduled to open. I knew it would be busy, but I was impressed with the amount of people in the streets. The line was out of control, the line was not just down the street, but it was winding through downtown and ending on Roberts St. which is not close.
The video below was taken on the 5th St exit as I was approaching the Xcel Center. Now this video is by no means George Lucas quality, and keep in mind I am moving, the people are moving and I have a measly flip camera.
So I was pretty impressed. But then I drove a few more blocks and the line was still there. All the way down to Alary’s. There is a revolution taking place! Lets keep the momentum going!
I think the guy in the green shirt is waving people down to let them know where the beginning of the end of the line is.
Who ever your candidate is, I think it is important to recognize how brilliant it is of the Obama campaign to have his “acceptance” rally in the very city and venue that the NRC will be held. Smart people running that campaign. September is going to be an exciting time for the 651 and I hope the green hats are ready!