Thursday, July 9, 2009

This sucks! The President is not coming to visit Willie next Thursday.

The Corzine campaign just sent out an email pointing toward this video announcing that the campaign rally that was supposed to take place on the hallowed ground between Willie the Silent and Old Queens otherwise known as Vorhees Mall, is now going to take place at a rest stop on the Garden State Parkway that's now named after a bank (until that bank goes out of business and they sell the naming rights to another bank).
This sucks! Or did I already say that? I live much closer to that soul-less venue on the roadside than I do to New Brunswick, but this sucks! Or did I already say that?
I saw Barack Obama speak once early in his campaign on September 27, 2007 at Washington Square Park (a.k.a. NYU's Vorhees Mall) and it was magical. Even though he was well behind the other Democratic candidates at that point, and he was campaigning in front-runner Hillary Clinton's state, it was clear to many of us that we had just listened to the next President of the United States. I'm glad that the Corzine campaign got 52,000 responses before closing down their reservations for this event, but couldn't we have kept it somewhere on the Rutgers campus?
And one more note, the Corzine campaign should realize that YouTube videos can't be watched in many workplaces, on many mobile email devices, or easily in homes with low-speed internet. This disappointing message could have been sent in 100 words in the text of the email itself.

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