springfield and me, the giddy obama stalker
ok, so remember when i said that i was going to try to blog every day of my trip here in springfield… yeah, not so much. oh well. alas, i find myself here in the university plaza in springfield about 7 hours away from the conclusion to our little excursion.
which brings me to the most important update of the week. the university plaza that i am referencing is the same one that a certain democratic senator who is running for president stayed last night. that’s right, the old blue-haired baptists here at the convention (who i’m just going out on a limb and guessing they’re not voting for him…) were all abuzz because (president) barack obama spoke at a forum this morning here in springfield and, of course, stayed at the hotel where our convention is occurring. now, i was hoping for a picture of him or, at very least, the 4, 385 secret service agents that were swarming the joint, but i captured neither. actually, a friend of mine, as he was walking to his room, bumped into obama as he was stepping out of his room. they had a brief exchange, but i’m guessing the secret service agents were just frothing at the mouth to be able to tackle him like rabid mma fighters at the slightest jerky movement or mention of islam…
so, that was an exciting development. i was really badly wanting to go to the rally, but you had to have a ticket (which were free to the public–first come, first serve), but they were all gone within hours of him announcing his visit on monday. nevertheless, i felt like some kind of political celebrity stalker with all the ensuing excitement here just being in the same hotel.
(by the way, vote for obama.)