… so the presidential candidates both were on Route 66 in the same town on the same day.
Democratic candidate Barack Obama held a rally at the University of New Mexico on Saturday evening. Earlier that morning, Republican candidate John McCain held a rally at the New Mexico fairgrounds. Both are right on Central Avenue, aka Route 66.
The crowd sizes sure weren’t the same, however. McCain’s rally drew about 1,500 people. Obama’s drew at least 45,000, according to the fire marshal.