Today featured (another) rally for President Obama at George Mason University. The gates were open at 8:30 a.m. and a crowd filled the small stadium behind the athletic complex.
After a a suitably non-threatening invocation and a series of warm-up speakers, The Man Himself took the microphone. Eschewing the opportunity to channel Spinal Tap (“Hello Cleveland!”) and thus touch another swing state, the President instead stuck to his standard stump speech, with background music playing at “11.” Of course, the crowd loved it.
Meanwhile, here’s what I learned …
1. George Mason actually has a turf football field.
2. Finding a parking spot on campus in the middle of the day is a @#$*..
3. The Obama volunteers are great people (and very nice).
4. The Secret Service lines are long, but move quickly.
5. Men are allowed to attend an Obama rally, but have to stand quietly and out of the way of any TV cameras.
6. “Romnesia” is a medical condition, and not a country in Southeast Asia. It is covered by Obamacare, as a pre-existing illness.
7. The President favors “equal pay for equal work,” which means that Alex Rodriguez will make the same money as a second-grade teacher next year.
8. If Romney is elected, he will sign legislation requiring all women to wear a burkha. (actually, that may be the Taliban. I have to fact-check the blogs).
9. Candidates tend to embellish things with 18 days left before Election Day.
10. A hand-shake from the President is a great honor, but does not cure dandruff (at least not within 24 hours).
11. Virginia will be a very close race.