Thursday, August 28, 2008
John “9 Homes” McCain is having trouble filling a tiny 10,000 seat arena at Wright State University’s Nutter Center in Fairborn, OH (a Dayton suburb.)
The Old Coot and Cindy Lou will appear at the event, dubbed the “Road to the Convention Rally.” Doors open at 9 a.m. and the event begins at 11AM. Tickets are being given away at county GOP offices in southwest Ohio and in Indiana and Kentucky.
Union members and progressive groups plan to protest outside at the south entrance to the Nutter Center, said Mike Gillis, political communications director for the AFL-CIO.
“We’re going to be demonstrating on Sen. McCain’s continuation of Bush trade policies, which have cost the Miami Valley over 33,000 jobs over the last eight years,” Gillis said. “Job security is a thing of the past in Dayton.”
By contrast, the presumptive Democratic nominee, Barack Obama, will appear tonight at Denver’s Mile High Stadium before a capacity crowd of 75,000. Scalped tickets are rumored to command a staggering $1,000 each.