Nixon's Stadium Rally ...

Matt Lewis
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Posted: Aug 28, 2008 10:05 PM
At the 1972 Republican National Convention in Miami, Richard Nixon held a youth rally at Miami's Marine Stadium.  The most famous thing about that evening was the surprise hug Sammy Davis, Jr. gave Nixon.  I'm told that Nixon's team did not bother to collect any of the contact information from the many young people who attended. 

Barack Obama's team isn't making that mistake.  In some ways, he is using the excitement of the rally as an excuse to collect email addresses, cell phone numbers -- and to recruit volunteers.  In may ways, his speeches are merely the bait ...