Obama in St. Louis

I just have to say how thrilled at and proud of  St. Louis I am right now, after an estimated 100,000 Obama supporters turned out for a rally downtown Saturday. (Check out the photograph in this Post-Dispatch story -- the sea of people with the court house in the background is truly breathtaking.) It's said to be his biggest crowd in the midwest to date. What a lovely thing.

And while we're on the topic, I'm still blown away by Colin Powell's endorsement of Obama yesterday blew me away. This is Bush's former secretary of state, people. A vocal and staunch Republican. If he's willing to publicly acknowledge just how bad McCain would be for this nation, then I remain perplexed and stunned that anyone is still considering voting for that scary, sickly, cranky old man and his folksy frightening cohort.