Texas has gone totally crazy for the President of the United States. The President has just concluded his remarks in front of more than 1000 folks who paid a minimum of $250.00 for the luncheon. I admit--I did not get a chance to be inside of the hall--but in looking at the live stream after the President's remarks concluded--it was evident that the President was a smashing hit inside. But--equally compelling--the view outside of the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center was bad--very bad--extremely bad--for Mitt Romney...
I used my lunch hour to become a part of the crowd in front of the Convention Center. Trust me--I have been witness to several Presidential visits. When President Clinton came to San Antonio several years ago in support of Garry Mauro, who was running for Governor against George W. Bush--hundreds of people lined the streets--block after block--holding up disgusting signs--mocking President Clinton--with their usual bullshit and crackpots taking center stage.
I figured the local Tea Party kooks would be dominating the scene outside of the Convention Center.
I imagined that there would be a whole ton on Mitt Romney signs, bumper stickers, etc, dominating the news cameras outside the hall.
Oh--there were a handful of the usual gang of idiots.
But it is safe to say--the folks in support of the President drowned them out.
There was one--just one--Mitt Romney sign.
I was scratching my head.When Hilary came to town during her bid for the nomination, she also had blocks and blocks of protestors greet her.
Normally--the haters come out in full force when Democratic candidates or Democratic Presidents come to town. I've seen it happen time and time again.
In the entire city of San Antonio, Texas--in front of the convention hall where the President was addressing a massive crowd--there was one Mitt Romney sign.
Mitt--you've got a problem, bud--a big, big, problem...
9:17 PM PT: Here is coverage of the President's visit in the local newspaper: