Later today, Atlanta’s own Herman Cain is scheduled to formally announce his candidacy for president in a rally at Centennial Olympic Park. I’ll be headed out shortly to watch the event in person.
UPDATE: The rally went as planned, a nice event drawing a lot of nice people honestly concerned about their country. I’d estimate the turnout at around 1,200, which is certainly respectable for a political rally on a beautiful Saturday in May.
In his remarks, however, Cain estimated the turnout at 15,000 — I’m sorry, that isn’t even in the realm of possibility. In fact, I saw several people around me crane their necks, smile and shake their heads after Cain made that estimate. I guess it was a number thrown out to impress the TV audience, because nobody who was actually there in person would believe it.
Maybe it was the outdoor setting, or maybe Cain just got a bit overwhelmed by the occasion — after all, it’s not every day a man announces a run for president of the United