This is ridiculous:
FOX NEWS – A University of Florida student said he was denied entry into a campus rally featuring Michelle Obama because he was wearing a John McCain t-shirt.
Matt Pesek told the website Campus Reform that he had a ticket for the event but was turned away while he was standing in line. An Obama staffer allegedly told the student that he would not be allowed inside because the First Lady’s speech was for “supporters only.”
“I was waiting in line wearing a ‘Gators for McCain’ shirt when a guy (representing the Obama campaign) comes up to me to just intimidate me,” he told Campus Reform. “(He then) asks me for my ticket saying…this is an event with only Obama supporters.”
Pesek said he offered to turn his shirt inside but was still denied entry.
A university official told the website that Obama officials could refuse entry to whoever they wanted because it was a private event. But it was being held on a public university campus — paid for by taxpayers.
Why would anyone want to just give a rally to supporters? I mean I get the idea of rallying the base and all, and it probably wasn’t the smartest thing to do to wear a 2008 John McCain shirt to an Obama rally. Maybe that’s akin to wearing a Braves hat to Yankee stadium. And I understand that they want to avoid potential hecklers and what not.
But to be singled out and refused entrance simply because you are not a Democrat seems a bit much, especially with the offer to turn the shirt inside out.
“One of the things I learned as president is you represent the entire country. If you want to be president, you have to work for everyone.” – Barack Hussein Obama “mmmm-mmmm-mmmmm”