If there was a way to thank the fine, fine people who showed up Friday last for President Obama’s rally on the Cleveland State University soccer field…and hear my sincere thanks… you know I’d be there. I would thank nine thousand plus fine, fine Ohioans.
Each and every one.
Reporters Henry J. Gomez and Brandon Blackwell of Cleveland’s The Plain Dealer reported that the weather did not co-operate with the President’s planned outdoor rally. It was very cold…and very rainy. Some audience members were dressed for wet, cold weather, but many stood for hours in casual clothes and business suits, drenched to the skin waiting for the President to arrive. Waiting to hear Mr. Obama speak.
Nine thousand plus strong.
Michelle Finney-Kofron, of Lakewood Ohio, came to the rally with her son, Gabe. They arrived at 10-30 a.m. The rally began at 2-30 p.m. You and I know these Presidential rallies never begin on time. I can only guess that they waited longer than 4 hours…in the rain and in the cold…to hear our President speak.
“It’s just a little rain,” Ms Finney-Kofron said, “but it was worth it. We’re still smiling.”
A little rain, but still smiling.
- 9,000 ignore Cleveland rain for Obama (dispatch.com)