When I heard that Barack Obama was going to kick off his reelection campaign in Ohio at the Schottenstein Center on the Ohio State campus I thought it to be a slick move. Massive crowd. Moonstruck teens. Chants. Raucous cheering. Adulation. 2008.
What I didn't take into account - and neither did Obama's handlers, obviously, - was the most basic of necessities - the crowd:
Obama Launches Campaign in Empty Arena.
Perhaps he should have kicked things off at the National Press Club. Massive crowd. Chants. Raucous cheering. Adulation. 2008 ...