mmmmm, candy

President Obama accepts a box of candy as he visits Donckers of Marquette, Feb. 10, in Marquette, Michigan

Detroit Free Speech: He declined the Obama burger – a third of a pound of farm-fed Escanaba beef topped with jalapenos, grilled onions and cheddar cheese – but President Barack Obama still took Donckers restaurant by storm today, grabbing a club sandwich and some caramels before heading to Northern Michigan University for his speech to 1,400 people.

“It was overwhelming. I was on the verge of tears,” said Jennifer Ray, one of the owners of Donckers and a Chicago native, earning her the “homey” tag from Obama today. “He was just so genuine with a great sense of humor.”

Obama ordered the D.J.B. – a club sandwich with three cheeses and three meats on three different types of bread ….Ashley Erickson, 24, of Marquette, took Obama’s order and was struck by how cordial he was.

After signing some books, a couple of menus and paying for his own lunch (leaving a “generous” tip, according to Ashley), Obama left the diner and candy shop for the speech.

“The suits came back and bought some chocolates,” Ray said, referring to some Secret Service personnel. “They said he really liked the sandwich.”

Supporters of President Obama cheer from a window inside a restaurant, as he arrives at a diner, in Marquette, Michigan

A woman take a photo through the door of a hair salon in Marquette as President Obama visits Donckers next door


8 Responses to “mmmmm, candy”

  1. 1 Fred
    February 10, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    They better be good 😀

  2. 2 majii
    February 10, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    I’m so proud of our president who goes everywhere and never meets anyone he won’t reach out to.

  3. 3 EDP4BHO
    February 10, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    Loved watching that lady run down the street, hoping she didn’t slip on the ice.

  4. 4 Audrey
    February 10, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    A true President of the people! A most extraordinary man! God bless President Obama! Amen.

  5. 6 hopefruit2
    February 10, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    Wow, everyone is smiling in those pictures. Our President generates joy in people. And that’s a good thing.

  6. 7 Asher in Boston
    February 10, 2011 at 11:42 pm

    That was fun watching. All the people were smilling on seeing Potus. To those cheerful guys, thanks for the warm welcome to the president.

  7. February 11, 2011 at 11:31 am

    Pretty cool – that place – Donckers – is my brother’s place in Marquette. They’ve got wicked good fudge & candy – partial to the caramels myself. Check it out here http://donckersfudge.com/savor_it.html
    Way to go bro!

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