What was that Heather French Smith said about Obama Fever being a myth?
Haha. Boy, was she wrong.
CLICK TO ENLARGE – See?
Easily 1,000 people (I stopped counting at 900) showed up for the opening of Barack Obama’s campaign office in Louisville this cold, windy morning. A thousand people who had never shown their face at a political function before today. And Obama himself wasn’t even there to greet them. So I think we can safely say that Louisville is suffering from a severe case of Obama Fever.
Among those spotted in the huge crowd: Jennifer Moore, Kentucky Democratic Party chair; Tim Longmeyer, Louisville-Jefferson County Democratic Party chair; Jim Cauley, Governor Steve Beshear’s Chief of Staff; Congressman Ron Mazzoli; Congressman John Yarmuth; people from all walks of life. The only senatorial candidate who bothered to show up was Michael Cassaro.
Stay tuned. Tons more photos from the rally to come.
UPDATED – PHOTOS @ 3:59 P.M.: See everything after the jump. It’s graphics-intensive, so don’t click the link if you’re on dial-up.