From Reuters Blog:
PHILADELPHIA – Republican presidential candidate John McCain cut short his first public appearance without running-mate Sarah Palin after chanting supporters of Democratic rival Barack Obama interrupted his speech.
After lunching with a roundtable of women at Philadelphiaâ€™s Down Home Diner, McCain shook hands with supporters and strode up to a podium to deliver a statement. But as he spoke, chants of â€œObama, Obama, Obamaâ€ filled the room.
Reporters craned forward trying to hear the Arizona senator. Unfortunately for McCain â€” and possibly overlooked by aides who planned the event â€” a section of the diner opened up to a market where a crowd had gathered behind a cordon.
A large contingent of Obama supporters showed up, mixed with some who had bumper stickers reading â€œDemocrats for McCainâ€.
â€œItâ€™s time to leave the talk behind and start shaking up Washington and fixing our economy, taking care of the problems facing our families. Weâ€™re going to give a tax cut to every family with a child,â€ he said.
His words were barely audible.