Remember how two years ago, Scott Brown held a rally at Mechanics Hall in Worcester and everyone showed up? Curt Schilling was there, and Doug Flutie, and 3,200 other supporters? For the record, there was a capacity crowd of 2,200 in the hall, plus another 1,000 in overflow rooms. Man, that was awesome.
Brown tried to recapture the Mechanics Hall Magic yesterday in kicking off his 2012 reelect. He had high hopes of equaling and perhaps exceeding his 2010 showing:
He said about 3,500 people had signed up to attend the Thursday event.
But, alas, lightning rarely strikes twice, and yesterday it did not do so. All reports are that no overflow rooms were needed this time, as the crowd did not even fill the room (emphasis mine).
Hundreds of supporters filled half of the floor and most of the balcony to hear Mr. Brown’s speech
The re-election announcement drew hundreds of supporters, although some said the hall was not as crowded as it was two years ago when Brown held an event there.
Meanwhile, Elizabeth Warren raised a million bucks yesterday in her “money bomb” timed to coincide with the anniversary of Brown’s election. And I’m trying to think of a time recently when Warren has held an event and the room hasn’t been full. Nothing’s coming to mind.