Jul
01
2009

Biden in Ohio [Erm, Pennsylvania.*]

To steal from Glenn Reynolds: You know, they told me that if I voted for John McCain we’d end up with an embarrassingly unpopular Vice President who’d stumble over the simplest of tasks… and they were right!

Biden fails to draw crowd in Erie

Wattsburg, Pa. — Vice President Joe Biden visited a small town on the outskirts of Erie today to talk to rural folks about federal stimulus money that can be used to expand broadband access to the Internet for rural areas that typically have poor connections.

Apparently stimulus money and broadband are not all that interesting to the local folk here: Only around 100 or so people have showed up so far to hear Biden talk at noon at Seneca High School off Route 8 in Wattsburg.

The room looked so sparse that about 30 or so chairs were removed by volunteers to give the illusion of a full house.

See also Texans for Sarah Palin, which has a suggestion that’s as predictable as it is apropos. I’m told that the report is that Biden wasn’t really impressive to the people who bothered to show up, but… really, by what standard?

Moe Lane

Crossposted to RedState.

*Never fails, does it? Well, if even Jove nods…

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  • Flash says:

    Giving speeches in rural areas is risky; in larger regions, one expects the party’s district leaders to corral people and make events look full. Of course no one wants to hear the VP’s drivel! One wonders how many of the 100ish that did show were genuinely interested in being there.

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