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Rick Rantorum (r) was about a half hour late for the scheduled 7:30 p.m. event. While we waited and

as the crowd was still showing up a young student reporter talked with a representative of the old media on the press riser.

Rick Santorum (r) made a few stops in Missouri today – from Hannibal, to Fulton, to Columbia, to Lee’s Summit – all in a prelude to the beauty contest primary on February 7th. We caught the show in Lee’s Summit tonight. There was a good turnout considering the rainy weather. I estimate six hundred in attendance. One of the Kansas City television stations estimated seven hundred. The candidate’s folks, however:

@TeamSantorum Team Santorum

Over 1000 gather at rally for @RickSantorum at John Knox Village in Lee’s Summit, MO! ow.ly/i/ryju #AcrossAmerica 2 hours ago

@eyokley Eli Yokley

Crowd estimate is there are 600+ here for @RickSantorum at the #SantorumKC event. 3 hours ago

That’s the opinion I gave Eli, I think.

And while we waited the old media hands stood in front of the press riser at one point comparing notes on how Rick Santorum pronounced Missouri at the day’s previous stops.

Yeah, there were a lot of people on a rainy night. It just wasn’t over a thousand. (Yes, that’s Rick Santorum on stage.)

There were quite a few older folks and quite a few families with a number of small children in tow. The demographic was definitely Eastern Jackson County suburban.

To paraphrase George Herbert Walker Bush (r), we’ll mark this voter down as an undecided.

We’ll get some more photos and excerpts up in a later post.