November 3, 2012
LESS THAN 200 PEOPLE ATTEND STEVIE WONDER’S PRO-OBAMA APPEARANCE IN CLEVELAND THIS MORNING: Organizational competence at its zenith, as spotted by the Cleveland Plain-Dealer:
Legendary performer Stevie Wonder this morning expressed his love for Cleveland during a get-out-the-vote rally at Cleveland State University.
His love went largely unrequited.
Fewer than 200 people showed up to watch Wonder perform a handful of his hits at the early voting event in support of President Barack Obama.
Most of the people had learned of the event just hours before the 9:30 a.m. start time. Some just happened to be in the area and followed the live music.
Lee Stranahan tweets, “More people are saying they are going to vote for Obama than will actually vote for him. Just watch. This will be consistent on Tuesday.” It’s stories like the one above — and similar reports such as this — that add support to that prediction.
UPDATE: An Insta-Reader writes that the Stevie Wonder snafu is all Artie Fufkin’s fault.