When Hillary Clinton was on the campaign trail in 2008 and spoke at Scranton High School, the line to get tickets a few days before her appearance stretched about 1,000 people long.What do you bet the unions were burning up the phones to get their people down there and pick up those tickets?
Monday's line to grab the available free tickets to President Barack Obama's speech Wednesday was noticeably shorter — about 225 people were waiting when the doors opened for the distribution.
"It's a little disappointing to see that," said Cathy Kneeland, 64, of Scranton, who showed up more than three hours early to stand in line and found herself second. "You would think more people would want to see the president speak."
By the end of the day, all 1,000 available tickets were distributed.
I'll bet if you told the folks in Scranton that the cast of The Office, which is supposedly based in Scranton, were going to make an appearance they would have sold that out in about 10 minutes.