Obama Enthusiasm in Missouri

Crowd counts are often exaggerated (particularly by the McCain-Palin campaign), but the picture accompanying this story tends to confirm the support Barack Obama has generated in Missouri.

Barack Obama attracted 100,000 people at a Saturday rally here, his biggest crowd ever at a U.S. event. The crowd assembled under the Gateway Arch on a sunny Saturday afternoon to hear Obama speak about taxes and slam the Republicans on economic issues. ...

To be sure, big crowds don’t always signal a big turnout on Election Day. But Obama’s ability to draw his largest audience yet in a typically red state that just weeks ago looked out of reach, could signal a changing electoral map. ... A Rasmussen poll released on Friday shows Obama leading in Missouri 52% to 46% for McCain.

Does this mean that in Sarah Palin's world, Missouri is no longer a pro-America state?

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    Not only that, but MO must be a socialist state, (5.00 / 1) (#1)
    by steviez314 on Sat Oct 18, 2008 at 02:27:48 PM EST
    and Michelle Bachmann wants an immediate investigation as to whether Missouri was ever a member of the Communist Party.

    That is an absolutely (5.00 / 1) (#6)
    by CaptainAmerica08 on Sat Oct 18, 2008 at 06:05:47 PM EST
    astonishing, jaw dropping scene. 100,000 people? And the Obama people are smart enough to also send in volunteers and GOTV instead of resting on their considerable laurels there in MO.

    "Pro-America" (none / 0) (#2)
    by Finis Terrae on Sat Oct 18, 2008 at 03:03:14 PM EST
    What was she thinkin(g)?

    Big crowd!

    By all accounts, St. Louis is blue. (none / 0) (#3)
    by oculus on Sat Oct 18, 2008 at 04:45:03 PM EST

    St. Louis City is blue (5.00 / 1) (#4)
    by Maryb2004 on Sat Oct 18, 2008 at 05:40:40 PM EST
    St. Louis County leaned red until 2006. Now it may be leaning blue - we hope.

    But the real story for me was that a number of people surrounding me in the crowd had driven in from south of St. Louis. Red Missouri.