Dallas Obama rally: Close but yet so far…

Damn line…When I heard that Barack Obama was coming to Dallas today, I naively thought, “Eh. We’ll get in.” He was supposed to speak at noon. I drove to our main office, walking distance from Reunion Arena, and strolled in about 11. Boy, that was stupid. By the time we got there, we were in a major line. Not just any line. A line that could wrap around a football field — three times, easy.

Reunion Arena, I’m told, holds 16,000 however 17,000 were allowed in. After tons of patience I almost never have, some cutting in line and determination, we were eventually seconds away from the doors and got turned away.

Douche

Some douchey guy with Obama’s team gave us the bad news that he would not be giving another speech outside, as was told to everyone in line prior to his first speech. Obama was already 10 minutes into is monologue when we all started yelling our objections to feeling a little shafted. Come to find out from our camp that some people came to Reunion at 4 a.m.!!!

I admit that I was pretty surprised to see that many diverse, concerned, and well, hell — that many people in DALLAS who even gave a damn. Superfical, always-having-its-mind-on-other-things-like-bottle-service-bars Dallas. I feel like a schmuck. I guess I can say I was there. But I didn’t hear crap.

The really sad part of the whole thing is — actually two sad things:

We had our badges which clearly state who we work for. However all of us didn’t really get ballsy enough to push completely ahead and walk right in with them. Security was kind of tight.

And second, Reunion Arena is so ghetto and broke down that the outside speakers weren’t hooked up for us to hear the speech from outside.

It never ended…So there we were, in sheer denial that the guy wasn’t just going to beef up security and decide to come outside to talk to us. We just didn’t want to leave. Apparently it’s not a good idea for a presidential candidate to go meandering outside this close to an election. Go figure. And I’m quite a bit upset that a Stars hockey game was more important.

You see, it really should have been at the American Airlines Center. But that didn’t happen because of the Stars game. Big whoop about the Stars. Someone out in the crowd who really thought that giving the AAC up to the Stars tonight was a big waste yelled, “The seats aren’t filled up [at the American Airlines Center] anyway!” Really, who watches the Stars anymore?

No matter what you think about Obama, wouldn’t you want to hear him in person? I can say that I have met and listened to our current president many years ago. It is quite possible Obama will be our next president.

I wanted to be able to know, and of course say, that I got to hear him “when.”

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6 responses to this post.

  1. My brother had a similar experience, Jenice. He said the line he was waiting in was the longest he’d ever seen in his life. Obama makes people do things that they otherwise wouldn’t dream of. Does he have a snowball’s chance in hell in Texas?

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  2. Oh. You bet. I think he does. Just from the Dallas turnout alone. There were a few people talking about how they wanted to vote for McCain but for some reason it didn’t seem right. Obama was their second choice. I know the two are vastly different, but when we have the choices we have, I don’t think they wanted to choose Huckabee. So with Texas being a republican state usually, this should be interesting. Huckabee’s turnout yesterday paled in comparison.

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  3. Heard enough Obama speechs, Want to hear some solutions and plans out of this guy already.

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  4. Micky – go to his website and read up. Please don’t buy and then regurgitate the line the Hillary camp is feeding you.

    Is that Claire Danes waiting in line with everyone else???? Sucks you didn’t get to hear him. I’m taking an entire day off of work when he comes to my city…not sure when that will be though – we don’t get much advance notice.

    And p.s. – the Texas polls now show it’s a dead heat. And he’s closing in on her in Ohio too.

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  5. Mssingle.
    Good god, I wouldnt listen to Hillary if my life depended on it. Please dont ever presume anything like that on my part again.
    What solutions he has proposed only drive more questions.
    Who will pay for the 5000.00 tuition credits he wants to give out.
    Why is he standing behind a global wealth redistribution plan put together by the UN. With the US being the largest provider to the tune of 845 billion dollars ?
    It’s no wonder the far-left global socialism wingnuts are rallying behind Obama!

    According to the UN, we were supposed to have committed .7% of our Gross National Product to the UN for fighting global poverty, and was supposed to go into effect as of 2002 with an end-goal of 2015. Over those 13 years, we were to have given $845 billion. Since this hasn’t happened yet, and now the UN and Obama have a new plan: a global tax on carbon-emitting fossil fuels.

    According to the UN “Millennium Project’s” Jeffrey Sachs:

    “The U.N. plan to force the U.S. to pay 0.7 percent of GNP in increased foreign aid spending would add $65 billion a year to what the U.S. already spends. Over a 13-year period, from 2002, when the U.N.’s Financing for Development conference was held, to the target year of 2015, when the U.S. is expected to meet the “Millennium Development Goals,” this amounts to $845 billion. And the only way to raise that kind of money, Sachs has written, is through a global tax, preferably on carbon-emitting fossil fuels.”

    Uh huh. Did anybody else note the phrase “The U.N. plan to force the U.S. to pay?” I’m glad to see that Senator Obama is willing to sell us out to the UN in the name of “global poverty,” the UN and global warming.

    Also, I want him to tell me how he plans to maintain a stable middle east when he vows to start withdrawing troops within 90 days from Iraq.
    He says he will sit down and talk with our enemies with pre conditions.
    WHAT are those pre conditions and what will be the terms and issues of these talks ?
    He addresses non of this.

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