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On Thursday, October 9th Joe Biden spoke at campaign events in St. Joseph (morning), Liberty (noon) and Jefferson City (night).

Joe Biden spoke at Memorial Park in Jefferson City.

The event at Memorial Park in Jefferson City was scheduled to start at 7:00 p.m., with the gates opening at 5:30 p.m.

The audience started to fill in about two hours before the scheduled 7:00 p.m. start of the event.

About 600 people filled the large park shelter. There was standing room on the west side of the shelter. I also noticed a large number of people standing behind the temporary perimeter fences – in the dark I couldn’t get a head count, but the could hear Joe Biden’s speech via the sound system.

The television trucks set up early for the event.

These two children kept popping up to take pictures with a cell phone as the crowd waited.

In the Vice Presidential debate, as recounted by Joe Biden, Sarah Palin said:

“I was in second grade when you were first elected [to office].”

Joe Biden related that he should have replied, “Sarah, you were in sixth grade the last time John had a good idea.” The crowd in Jefferson City roared with laughter.

Paraphrasing Senator Bob Casey (D) from Pennsylvania, Joe Biden said, “You can’t be a maverick when all you’ve been is a sidekick the last eight years.”