Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama hits both ends of Missouri as he makes yet another pitch to win the Show-Me State on Election Day and turn the state from red to blue.
The Secret Service estimates a crowd of 80,000 while St. Louis Police estimate 100,000 gathered around the Gateway Arch in St. Louis for a huge Obama rally Saturday afternoon. Some political observers are calling it the largest political rally in U.S. history.
In addition to talking about a number of familiar campaign themes, the Democratic flag-bearer called on his backers to pay no attention to the public opinion polls and to keep campaigning hard in advance of the November 4th vote.
Saturday evening, Obama staged another large rally at the Liberty Memorial in Kansas City, reminding supporters that with 17 days to go before Election Day it would be a mistake to get cocky. He reminded the crowd of the lead up to the New Hampshire Primary in February in which the polls showed Obama ahead, only to lose to Hillary Clinton.
Another Clinton, former President Bill Clinton, campaigns in Missouri on Monday on behalf of Obama. He’ll lead a rally Monday night at Kirkwood High School in St. Louis County.