The venue is already starting to overflow. They passed out just under 34,000 tickets and initial crowd estimates are 30,000. (Via Instapundit.)
UPDATE: Jim Hoft says only 28,000 showed up. Still, this crowd in a state no Republican has won since 1988 is considerably larger than the crowds Obama has been drawing.
UP-UPDATE: Maybe it was 30,000.
UP-UP-UPDATE: To show just how great was voter enthusiasm, Powerline’s Scott Johnson includes a report from a readers who reporter than participants seemed to walk over that metaphorical broken glass to show up; “a large number of locals still lack electric power (including me), and the weather took a nasty cold snap.“