The folks who showed up without tickets just to be there were, as you might expect, a pretty Democrat crowd–about half black and half white where I was. They happily cheered all Democrats, with the exception of Joe Lieberman, who got a good round of boos. Ted Kennedy got a good round of applause; Jimmy Carter’s was rather tepid; Bill Clinton got the heartiest cheers short of Obama himself. On the Republican side, it was pretty much boos all around, including for Clarence Thomas and the hobbling George H.W. Bush. And although most of this was good humored enough, there was some real hostility reserved for 43. As in the chant:
Hey hey hey
Not to mention the sticker pictured above.