Though Clinton drew echoing applause from the Dillard crowd when he cited his wife's proposals for providing universal health insurance coverage and reducing expenses tied to borrowing money for college, the scene inside the chapel -- a quarter of the wooden pew seats never filled up -- stood in contrast to Thursday's visit to New Orleans by her main opponent, U.S. Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois, who drew more than 3,500 people to a packed arena -- and over 500 outside -- at Tulane University.
And the kicker is, a lot of people didn't go to the speech at Tulane, because it was clear in the announcements that capacity was limited and that it was *HIGHLY* recommended that people RSVP if they wanted to get in. The RSVPs were maxed out, and they still squeezed in extra people. And after Barack's speech, he went outside and gave a short speech to the overflow crowd, too! And why not? After all, it was nearly three times the size of Bill's crowd.
200 people?! I've spoke before more people than that before.
Given that Bill Clinton regularly charges $150,000 per speech, well, that's about $750 per person, isn't it? Something tells me that he's lost "market value" on this most recent tour of his. The Democratic equivalent of Rudy Giuliani, perhaps?!