McCain-Allen Event Bombs
You'd think an event featuring not one but two Presidential hopefuls, one of them embroiled in controversy, would attract quite a crowd. Well, not quite -- not even after a second round of phone calls to drum up turnout.
The evening was billed as a "veterans for Allen" rally, but the hotel's conference room was less than half-filled, even after a phone push for a larger turnout. Veterans came from as far away as Colonial Heights, but their numbers were little greater than the reporters and camera people who were there.
As it was, the rally started 10 minutes late and finished more than 20 minute early, according to a campaign worker's schedule.
Hopefully Allen will have better luck with the Giuliani event in two weeks' time.