What happens when the NAACP organizes a ‘get out the vote’ rally and Obama’s not on the ticket?

What happens when the NAACP organizes a ‘get out the vote’ rally and Obama’s not on the ticket?

This presidential primary season has captured unprecedented attention for fisticuffs at rallies, candidate references to anatomy sizes, and debates over who has the more attractive wife.

There have been allegations of affairs and improper use of email.

Philadelphia itself will have a high-profile role in the selection of the Democratic nominee as host of the Democratic National Convention in July.

Yet none of it generated an enthusiastic outpouring Saturday in North Philadelphia for a “Get Out the Vote” rally organized by the Philadelphia NAACP.

Virtually nobody showed up.

Minister Rodney Muhammad, president of the local NAACP chapter, said the planned rally at Berean Presbyterian Church at Broad and Diamond Streets was to inform potential voters about Pennsylvania’s April 26 primary. Monday is the deadline to register to vote.

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