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Posted at 11:12 AM ET, 11/ 1/2010

Underwhelmed by the rally

By Rob Pitingolo

On Saturday, Dave Itzkoff had this to say over at The Caucus:

Is the rally just a fun way to spend an afternoon with entertainers, comedians and 200,000 of your closest, most apolitical friends? A covert promotion for progressive causes on the eve of a crucial midterm vote? Is it, as one writer has already argued, the Woodstock for the millennial generation? (Hey, man, if you didn’t blog about it, you weren’t really there.)

I was there. Now I'm blogging about it. As far as rallies go, my experience was about the same as every other rally I've ever attended. It was crowded. It was uncomfortable. It was hard to hear. And it was even harder to see. I may have been able to say "I was there" but the person watching on CSPAN from home can actually say that they saw the event.

[Continue reading Rob Pitingolo's post here at Extraordinary Observations.]

Rob Pitingolo blogs at Extraordinary Observations. The Local Blog Network is a group of bloggers from around the D.C. region who have agreed to make regular contributions to All Opinions Are Local.

By Rob Pitingolo  | November 1, 2010; 11:12 AM ET
Categories:  D.C., HotTopic, Local blog network, National Mall  
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