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Sunday, October 19, 2008

Waiting for Biden

posted by on October 19 at 13:40 PM

I’m here at Cheney Stadium, an outdoor baseball field in Tacoma where the air is quite chilly and the infield has been converted into that familiar Obama campaign rally scene:


I’m wishing I’d brought gloves—who knew that Cheney Stadium was open air?—and I’m also feeling a little wistful. I’ve been to more than a few presidential campaign rallies in the last year and a half, some of them in Washington State (Hillary inside that hot, hot hangar down at the Port of Seattle, Obama at Key Arena right before the caucuses, Obama at Showbox SoDo way back before he was taken seriously) and some of them in other states (Obama in Iowa, Oprah in Iowa, Kucinich in New Hampshire, Ron Paul near San Francisco, Obama at Mile High Stadium in Denver).

I’m feeling like this may be the last big rally I see before Nov. 4. I don’t imagine Biden will be back here after today. I can’t see Obama himself coming to Washington before the election. And I really can’t see McCain or Palin showing showing up in a state where Obama is ahead by 10 points.

So, hello Cheney Stadium, hello “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” playing once again and giving me Iowa flashbacks, hello giant American flag…


…hello Obama enthusiasts….


…hello certain-to-come talk about the Tacoma Rainiers and other heroes of working class heroes….


And, sniff, goodbye presidential campaign rallies. I’m gonna miss them.

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An amazing race to have been present for, Eli. And we thank you for helping us experience it so well thru your eyes and your words.

Poignant to have it end, but the best is yet to come...

Posted by Jubilation T. Cornball | October 19, 2008 2:25 PM

Eli, how many people would you say are there?

Posted by blackhook | October 19, 2008 2:35 PM

Cheney stadium? What next? The Karl Rove ice rink? Rename it, I say!

Posted by yucca flower | October 19, 2008 2:48 PM

Too bad it won't help Gregoire steal another election.

This year enough Republicans will come out and make sure she gets booted out of office. This state has had enough of the do nothing governor.

Dino all way!

Looks like all of you here are runnin' afeared.

Posted by Rossi 08' | October 19, 2008 11:04 PM

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