Obama Fever Makes One Fan Pass Out

Posted: Jan 08, 2008 12:37 PM

Barack Obama has been compared to a rock star and this morning one of his supporters passed out upon seeing him in typical fan-worshipper fashion.

Liberal blogger Markos Moulitsas writes on his blog DailyKos:

“First thing this morning, Barack Obama had a rally in the same space, restricted largely to Dartmouth students. Again it was full (I'm told students started lining up at 6:00). A few students did leave as class times approached, but the most dramatic departure was that of a student who lost consciousness and was carried out on a stretcher. This provided an interesting break in Obama's usual stump speech, and an opportunity to watch him reacting on his feet. He noticed the movement in the crowd and asked if someone had grown faint, signaling to staff to come help. As first aid providers made their way to her, he reassuringly told the crowd that it was nothing to worry about, that it happens frequently and people are usually fine with some water and rest, though often embarrassed. As it came to appear that this case might be more severe and an ambulance was called, he simply stood calmly and attentively. He didn't crack jokes or seek attention for himself.”