Now I'm not sure whether to feel sorry or not. On the one hand, I seem to have made a good traffic choice, at least given the testimony of folks live-tweeting:
Police officer outside Rubio event in Purcellville: "They told us 3,000. It's gonna be a lot more than that."— Mike Warren (@MichaelRWarren) February 28, 2016
(Breitbart's take on that will be: "Rubio lies to police....")The traffic backup for Rubio's Loudon County rally at 1pm stretches back 3mi on the highway.— Drew (@FigDrewton) February 28, 2016
On the other hand, it sounds like fun...
...with Rubio on his game. If you've ever watched one of his town halls or stump appearances, you know he is terrific on his feet, full of ease and light-hearted, good-natured humor, as witness this takedown of a heckler:This Rubio crowd in Purcellville is by far the largest and most fired up I've seen in person -- tone of election has changed— Benjy Sarlin (@BenjySarlin) February 28, 2016
He's also terrific at educating voters -- not just taking positions, but explaining what is at stake. And he doesn't pander. He's matter-of-fact about what his positions are, respectful of those who disagree w/o backing down -- and he's the only Presidential candidate for many cycles who has been willing to tell voters that there are things Presidents can't do -- to respond to a question by saying, here's what I think the right approach is, but the President isn't the one to solve that -- see for example his answer on minority families here.Rubio takes down heckler at his rally: "Ladies and gentleman, the valedictorian of Trump University." #NeverTrump— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) February 28, 2016
Or, again, talking about poor families, see his answer at the CNN town hall to a public school teacher worried about her students. (I think I have it set up to start at the right place, but if not, the Q. comes around 31:55.)
Will be looking for video of this afternoon's event. Wish I'd been there.