Democratic Debate Hoo-Haa
Some of you may or may not know that Hillary and Obama had a face off on Thursday at the University of Texas at Austin, my alma mater and my current place of employment. Sure, it's a state job, but nothing beats the benefits---flexible hours, decent steady pay, free classes, and best of all, the cool and exciting things that happen on campus year round...lectures, concerts, festivals and other events. The debate was no exception.
Even though neither T nor I got picked from the lottery entries to watch the debate live, we still got to take in the debate excitement on campus. He took a few photos to document the hubbub.
First off, from the wee hours of the day before news crew had already congregated themselves outside of the Rec Center.
In addition, the number of "inconspicuous" black sedans cruising around campus and people who look like Scully and Mulder suddenly multiplied:
The Student Union held a debate screening party in the grand ballroom, but due to security reasons, only the first 1000 people were allowed in. Let me tell ya, this debate was hotter than a rock show! It warms the heart to see number that rival a boy band concert. Many people waited several hours to get a spot. The line kept going..
Needless to say, either T nor I got into this event, but that's okay because up the hill we got to mingle with a bunch of supporters who surrounded the building where Hillary and Obama were having their debate:
I loved these Warhol-esque ones of Obama:
In fact the bulk of the signage was impressive...backwards and forwards. :)
Not sure why T decided to take pictures from behind as well, but I figured I'd post them anyway.
By far the best sign though...
This is when I suddenly remembered that there are indeed other parties that run in the presidential race. Heh.
A couple of others:
Seeing all this restores my faith that young people are still fired up by politics.