I would imagine that if you are only now thinking about getting in line to get an Obama ticket, your odds are lousy, as students began lining up last night:
Students began lining up around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and by early Wednesday, police estimated there were around 850 in line hoping to get tickets to see Obama’s speech at UM’s BankUnited Center Fieldhouse Thursday.
Students brought lawn chairs, tents and air mattresses to make their wait more comfortable. Many spent their time watching movies, sleeping and even studying.
The university wouldn’t say how many tickets were available, at the request of the White House, but most students said just the chance to see Obama was worth the wait.
The tickets will be distributed at 8:30 a.m. Officials said students who were in line by 6:30 a.m.
Still nothing about faculty tickets. I suppose the students have more money. They certainly will make a more attractive backdrop on TV.
Previously: Obama Visit: No Faculty Wanted?.