Saturday, April 21, 2007

Candidate Overload?

There were far too many chairs and cookies inside the McAnich garage in Des Moines Saturday afternoon. Hillary Clinton headlined a fundraiser for Des Moines area Congressman Leonard Boswell. More than 200 people showed up. But the campaign was clearly hoping for more. There were nearly as many empty chairs early on as their were full ones (volunteers took away the empties during the event.)

Was it a fluke or is it a sign there are only so many interested Iowans to go around on a day when Edwards, Obama and Clinton all came to the area? Or was it that it was a Saturday afternoon...a sunny one, at that, with a high temperature that hit 80 degrees?


noneed4thneed said...

The same could be said about the event Hillary held in Marshalltown on Saturday morning. There were probably 175 - 200 people there, but some empty chairs. You could tell the campaign was planning for more.

Anonymous said...

I think it was the fact it was an event for Boswell more than anything else. The guy needs to retire.

The Real Sporer said...

Evita was showing on HBO and network. It was easier for people to stay home and watch the musical version.