Yesterday Barack Obama came to Missouri. First, he was cheered by a crowd of 100,000 in St. Louis. Later in the afternoon, 75,000 gathered at the Liberty Memorial in Kansas City to hear him speak. Eddie and I arrived around 3:30, in preparation for the gates opening at 4:00.
The Fred Phelps element greeted us as we were ushered to the back of a line that stretched for a good mile and a half.
We found friendlier and more like minded folks as we made our way.
The crowd during the speech.
Abbie and Sam worked as volunteers at the rally.
Abbie was close enough to get this shot of Obama speaking.