I just got off the bus and rode up the 7 escalators to the eighth floor of the Westin, where McCain will appear in about a half hour. (Got that all down?) Right now, he’s in a private cocktail hour with some donors.
First, the scene at Westin: We’re in some kind of ballroom. On one end, there’s a short stage with five American flags. (I suppose at some point I can stop specifying that the flags at campaign events are American … ) On the other end, the media bay. In between, several hundred McCain admirers.
I’m seeing a lot of young people. Perhaps more young, hip people than at the Hillary event last night or this morning. Well, more by ratio at least.
Once again, I’ve ended up at the feet of camera people. Only this time, the TV reporters are doing live updates… Every five minutes, “Once again, we’re here at the McCain rally … ”