Sunday, August 20, 2006


That's right, hundreds of Lorain County Democrats took over Ely Square Sunday afternoon for a rally for this Novembers election. Now TMC NEWS doesn't really do political news but something kinda stood out today during the rally that we wanted to bring to you. Although amongst the hundreds of democrats were, what seemed to be, hundreds of politicians with their lil stickers and buttons, it appeared that the crowed was there to see one politician in particular: Sherrod Brown.
The rally started around 5pm with the high-energy music of Sonny DeLeon and his Orchestra. The music was interrupted around 6pm for 2 reasons one was that Sonny had another engagement to go to and there were a lot of politicians waiting to talk. So that is what happened for the next 30 to 45 minutes – politicians talking. Here is what you missed in a nutshell:

“Time for a change… Yadda Yadda Yadda… Who is ready for a change… Yadda Yadda Yadda… I want to bring change… Yadda Yadda Yadda… Do you have any spare change? Oh wait, that was someone at the corner that asked that.

Then the moment everyone was waiting for, the arrival of the bus, called “Turn Around Ohio”, carrying Sherrod Brown, Ted Strickland and Betty Sutton. Sherrod Brown was the first one off the bus and as soon as his foot hit the ground he was working the crowd. As he was shaking hands with the people standing right at the door of the bus he noticed a little 7 year old girl from Amherst off to his left holding a sign that said: “Kids For Brown”, he quickly made his way over to say hello and thank the little girl. From 7 to 70, they loved him in downtown Elyria today. As he approached the gazebo there were ropes and benches separating the stage from the crowd, Brown quickly hopped that barricade to shake hands and meet his people. With the media in toe it was like watching a rock star moving through a crowd. This is why it seemed like, at least for Sunday afternoon, Ely Park was: Brown’s Town!

To see photos from today’s rally: CLICK HERE.


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