Sunday, May 18, 2008

OK, that was awkward

A week after Barack Obama's 57 state remark, he blows a great rally entrance by mistaking the name of the city in which the rally was held. Oops.

Both South Dakotans lavished all sorts of praise on Obama, according to reporters present, including The Times Nicholas Riccardi. As the large, enthusiastic crowd of some 7,000 supporters roared and waved "We can do it" signs and Bruce Springsteen's "The Rising" blared, Obama bounded onto stage, grabbed the microphone and said, "Thank you, Sioux City!"

Trouble is, Obama was in Sioux Falls.

So was the crowd, which suddenly fell silent. Where are those Southwest Airlines get-away flights when you need them?

There's video here. I hope Obama regains his bearings soon.

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