Raw numbers

In the "if it only meant anything" category comes the news that Bush garnered 15,000 supporters at a rally in Phoenix. Just days ago Kerry managed to get that many people to show up in Las Vegas, a city half the size. Both are states that Electoral Vote Predictor has a marginally favoring Bush. It actually means quite a bit but the election is still too far away.

Kerry's rally was impressive. His daughter Vanessa introduced the next president and he was joined on the stage by a long string of well-known local figures and his family. There would undoubtedly have been an even larger crowd, had it not been for the long line in sweltering heat that had supporters passing out in line waiting to get in.