President Obama makes his first trip to Prince William County since drawing 85,000 people to the PWC Fairgrounds (thanks to Matt K. for correcting the location) as a candidate in 2008. What a difference four years makes. He couldn’t even draw 85,000 people to fill Bank of America stadium in Charlotte, NC during the Democratic convention earlier this month on a clear, beautiful evening (hence the “severe weather” excuse for moving his speech into the much smaller 20,000 seat arena.) So where is he going to be this Friday?
The 6,000 seat G. Richard Pfitzner Stadium, home of the Potomac Nationals.
According to his campaign, Obama will lay out what’s at stake for middle-class families with a plan to restore middle-class security by paying down debt in a balanced way that ensures everyone pays their fair share and still invests in the things needed to create jobs and grow the economy over the long term. He is slated to appear at 12:45 p.m.
No wonder they’ve selected a venue that can accomodate fewer people than the 10,000+ that Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan attracted back in August in Manassas. Obama is peddling the same old promises he didn’t deliver on over the past four years.