The Oprah Bowl

By Dogtown Commoner | Posted at 7:38 pm, December 5th, 2007 | Topic: politics

From the New York Times’ political blog, the Caucus:

How big is Oprah in South Carolina?

Barack Obama’s campaign has just moved its Oprah event on Sunday from an arena in Columbia seating 18,000 to a football stadium with a capacity of more than 80,000.

Tickets, which are free, went quickly on Monday, when they were first available, and the campaign had to shut down its distribution system. Now, the campaign says, tickets aren’t even necessary, although it hopes people will RSVP through its Web site.

I wonder what the record attendance for a campaign event is.