Monday, October 25, 2004

Michael Moore cuts no slack in Kent

Michael Moore cuts no slack in KentKent- Michael Moore, the laughing liberal with that serious edge, has sold out.

He sold out Sunday night in Kent and reportedly has been selling out regularly.

Not his principles. Not his Bush-bashing iconoclasm.

Just the halls where people have been coming to hear him on his 30-day, 60-city "Slacker Uprising" tour through 20 battleground states in the Nov. 2 presidential election.

Decades ago it could be said that no one could pack a hall with liberals the way conservative pundit William F. Buckley could on a speaking tour.

Moore stands that on its head, because he is drawing what appears to be a larger pro-Kerry audience, if the Kent State University crowd is an indicator.

There was a passionate Republican presence, but their number appeared to be outnumbered by the grim-looking security men in dark suits who protected Moore on stage.

The Republicans, in turn, outnumbered the noisy middle swarm of Nader supporters.

The audience got the unexpected dividend of comedian Roseanne Barr, who did her own riff on the Bush administration.

But the star was Moore, known for his film documentaries that ask hard questions.

Abdul Henderson, Michael Moore, Roseanne Barr, and Tom Morello


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