The outdoor event on Election Night in Chicago in 2008 made me very concerned given the deranged wing-nuts that are among the general public. After four years of growing racist comments and hate there was no way an outdoor nighttime event could be held this year.
President Barack Obama plans to hold his election-night rally at Chicago’s
McCormick Place convention center, a move aimed at easing concerns over weather
and security, sources with knowledge of the event said Wednesday.
Given the indoor location, the event seems unlikely to match the electric atmosphere
of Obama’s 2008 outdoor victory rally in Grant Park. That event drew an
estimated 240,000 people downtown and created picturesque images of the city’s
skyline that were seen worldwide.