Steve Benen, writing at The Washington Monthly, says that McCain will announce the name of the person he's selected to be his vice presidential running mate today, August 29, in Dayton, Ohio. There's no question a lot of people are curious, even interested, in his selection.
Not too many people in Dayton, Ohio give a flip, however.
"Barack Obama can fill a 75,000 seat stadium. John McCain, it seems, is having trouble filling a 10,000 seat theater in Dayton. They're giving away free tickets in several states and plan to bus in supporters. The VP announcement can't be overshadowed by a less-than-capacity crowd."
This gets even more embarrassing when you realize that not only was Mile High Stadium jammed to capacity, but thousands more watched the event from outside of the structure. Moreover, hundreds, if not thousands, stood in New York's Times Square and in the open air in Pasadena, California, and thousands more gathered in private venues to watch Obama accept the nomination of the Democratic Party and listen to inspiring speech.
The lack of interest in McCain in Dayton is a good sign. We can only hope its a harbinger of things to come!
Benen's post is here.