The McCain camp will be appearing at Van Dyke Park today, right near Snapped Shot's stomping grounds. After initially planning to appear at Fairfax High School, the campaign discovered that there actually are Republicans living here in Gerry Connolly's Fairfax County, and had to move to a larger venue.
Of course, a move like that can't be treated as the simple matter-of-fact that it is. J.R. over at Bearing Drift explains:
Because of the popularity of today’s McCain/Palin event in Fairfax, the McCain campaign realized two days ago that they had to change venues. The campaign started to explore what options they might have to ensure that the location the did choose would be large enough to accommodate the 20k+ tickets they gave out.
However, not having that bit of information, Democrats began a letter writing campaign yesterday to keep McCain from having the event at a high school in Fairfax (after the decision had already been made to move).
So, let’s take this at face value: Barack Obama held an event yesterday at a Lebanon, VA high school. Today, Barack Obama will be at Granby High School in Norfolk. And, if memory serves me correct, Obama held a townhall in a Fairfax High School earlier this year.
Clearly, these events were all political. And, clearly, Obama is a regular participant.