City abuzz over Obama visit

Some expect Democratic nominee to draw large crowd
Tuesday, October 28, 2008 | 6:58 p.m. CDT; updated 5:47 p.m. CDT, Thursday, October 30, 2008

COLUMBIA — To say that Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama could draw a large audience when he comes to MU on Thursday night is putting it lightly. Obama has been drawing crowds ranging from 1,000 at a small south Florida community college to 100,000 under the Gateway Arch in St. Louis on Oct. 18.