Sunday, November 02, 2008

Axelrod Does "This Week" From Springfield

Barack Obama's chief campaign strategist David Axelrod appeared on ABC's This Week from Springfield Sunday morning. He briefly mentioned Obama's Springfield rally during the interview:

"We were here in Springfield last night, a very Republican part of Missouri. We got 40,000 people at a rally late last night. It was about three times as large as any crowd, any politician has ever drawn here in Springfield, and that gives us great hope for Tuesday."

(Just because they keep saying 40,000 doesn't make it true.)

1 comment:

Matt said...

The amazing part of Axelrod's statement is his assertion that the largest crowd for a politician in the city's history was only around 12,000. That includes presidents like Truman, Nixon, and Reagan coming through here.

It seems that Obama's not the only one in his campaign that likes to injure the truth for political expediency's sake.