College Republicans and Democrats rally support for candidates
October 22, 2008 9:13 AM
Obama and McCain signs waved in the air as the College Democrats and College Republicans rallied on 19th Ave. on Wednesday, Oct. 15.
“Basically we’re out here today to show support for Obama," communications director of the College Democrats, Esther Labrado, said. "We knew that the McCain supporters were going to show support for their candidate, which we absolutely agree with, but at the same time we want to show people driving by on busy 19th that there are Obama supporters, and that we are active, and we do care.”
Passing cars honked their horns but it wasn’t clear who they were supporting since both parties were on the same side of the street.
Some words were exchanged between the two groups but for the most part they maintained a level of respect.
“We told [the College Democrats] that we were having a McCain/Palin rally today. We actually have a very good working relationship with the College Democrats. We did not know that they would show up counter rallying, it’s kinda funny, but we’re friends with them, and we don’t have any animosity toward the College Dems,” said James Kincaid, Vice President of External Affairs for the College Republicans.
Even though the College Democrats and College Republicans were getting along, students made some sarcastic comments toward the College Republicans.
Shawn McBride, an industrial design major, biked past the republicans, yelling, “Shocking dude! Shocking! Sarah Palin is fucking insane.”
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