Monday, January 28, 2008
The Audacity of Hope
When it was announced late Friday, or early Saturday, that Barack Obama would have a rally at American University's Bender Arena, I actually thought if I went to Obama's website and got an e-reservation that it would actually mean something. The event, scheduled to start around 12:30 (doors opened at 10:30), had lines stretching from the arena to Massachusetts Avenue and down to the Seminary School at 9:30 AM. Getting into the arena truly became the audacity of hope. An overflow was established in "The Tavern," AUs former on-campus bar before the school went dry in the mid 1990s. The started refusing admittance around 11:45. Now there is another overflow in a basement auditorium in one of the buildings across campus.