An old pal just sent me this image of today’s Obama event at UCLA in Los Angeles
the Meadowlands in New Jersey. Politico’s Ben Smith adds:
You won’t see this in most of the news photography, because photographers are packed into press risers, opposite whatever backdrop — a crowd, a flag — the campaign prefers.
But while Obama has held some very large rallies in some very small cities — 14,000 in Boise! — there have also been quite a few empty seats at some of the bigger venues.
Now Smith has another photo up that shows even more empty seats:
Granted, UCLA has a big stadium. But …
And I have to add this: If this had happened at a Hillary Clinton event, you can bet that these images would be all over the news. But Obama gets a pass.