minor puzzle: Obama predicts a million plus at his "celebation" tonight but there are a lot of empty hotel rooms

Unless the vaunted Chicago political machine is expected to turn out a million local residents, the couple hotel people that I have talked to here Tell me that business is no different than normal.

UPDATE: Well, it turns out that the crowd was a little short of one million people. Some estimates in the press put it at 150,000, but my own belief is that was probably high from what I was able to see.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Probably more manufactured hype about a manufactured candidate.....

11/04/2008 12:19 PM  
Blogger pops1911 said...

I hope he is planning to celebrate his loss or maybe Mac's win.

11/04/2008 12:35 PM  
Blogger Derek said...

John, you seem to be getting slower by the post.

Look at Obama's numbers in Illinois. He has a lot of supporters.

People that live within a few hours of Chicago -- and that's A LOT of people -- won't any hotel rooms.

11/04/2008 2:11 PM  
Anonymous James said...

The total includes all the post-mortem voters. :)

11/04/2008 7:22 PM  
Blogger The Right Guy said...

I guess they are staying at Obama's house.

11/04/2008 11:03 PM  
Blogger Derek said...

the right guy - And McCain's supporters are all staying at his 7 houses. Or is it 13? Or 11?

Ah, who cares. I mean, who can really keep track of how many houses they own these days...

11/05/2008 3:04 PM  
Blogger David said...

Sounds like the "Million Mom March".

11/05/2008 6:43 PM  

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