My First Political Rally

I went to my first political rally on Friday, and I’m a little ashamed to say that I left before it started.  Barack Obama was at ASU on Friday.  I saw a sign saying that he was speaking at 10 am.  My orientation meeting finished at about 9:45, so a coworker and I decided to head over to the lawn outside the library to see him.  Neither of us are huge Obama fans.; We just thought  it would be cool to see the famous politician. 

There were a ton of people at the rally.  Obama was speaking outside, and they had an area roped off.  You could get “inside” the roped off area if you waited in a really long line.  We tried to get in line, but we couldn’t find the end of the line because there were so many people waiting in it.  Instead, we found a nice place to stand outside of the roped off area.  It was a great spot.  We had a good view of the microphone.  We waited and waited….  Our spot got more and more crowded.  It was hot.  At one point some guys came out and threw T-shirts to the audience.  We continued to wait.  It was really hot.  And we left at 10:45. 

I heard that Obama did eventually come out and talk.  It was probably good that I left when I did, though.  He talked for awhile, and I would have felt funny leaving while he was talking.  And I had a lot of work to do.

So I didn’t take this picture of Barack Obama at ASU.  I downloaded it from the internet.  It’s a better picture than I’d have taken anyway.

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