So today was the big day at West Chester University. I’ve never seen such excitement on this campus! I thought it would be big, but I never imagined it would be this big. Over 2,200 wildly animated people crowded into Hollinger Field House to watch Chris Matthews interview Barack Obama on MSNBC’s “Hardball College Tour.”
To be honest, I’m not a big fan of Barack Obama, and I’ve still not decided who will get my vote. It’s a long way to Election Day, and a lot can happen in the next few months. But I have to admit Obama made a rather positive impression on me at this event. He really is eloquent, and he seems like a very sincere and passionate person. I’m not sure what kind of President he would be, but if he does win the election, I think he could bring some positive changes to Washington.
I’d like to hear from Hillary in person before the primary vote. I was impressed with Chelsea Clinton when she visited our campus last week. I know there are those who dislike Hillary, but I think America might benefit from a woman President. And I thought it was telling when Chelsea she said she thought her mom would make a better president than her dad was.
And although I’m not particularly impressed with John McCain, I will probably watch how he does when he appears with Chris Matthews on the next stop of Hardball’s College Tour (April 15 at Villanova University). It would be interesting to see if the Villanova crowd gets as excited as the one here at West Chester.
Below are a few pictures of the event. You can see more photos on my web gallery.