Huge Obama crowd in Missouri

The candidate assesses the masses: "All I can say is 'Wow.'"

By Andrew Leonard
Published October 18, 2008 6:29PM (EDT)

Reports are trickling in that the Obama campaign is claiming 100,000 people attended his 1 p.m. rally in St. Louis on Saturday. If true, it would mark the largest number of people at an Obama event ever in the United States.

"All I can say is 'Wow,'" said Obama, upon taking the stage.

It probably helped that the University of Missouri's much-anticipated college football showdown with No.1-ranked Texas is a night game.

Andrew Leonard

Andrew Leonard is a staff writer at Salon. On Twitter, @koxinga21.

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