Posts Tagged ‘decorah

16
Aug
11

iowa

President Obama greets people in Decorah and Guttenberg, Iowa, Aug. 16, during his three-day economic bus tour

From yesterday:

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Globe Gazette: Cheers erupted on the downtown street as President Barack Obama emerged from the Hotel Winneshiek this morning.

About 100 people lined the streets around 8:30 a.m. to greet the president, who wore brown pants and a blue and white-checked shirt.

Obama worked his way through the group; shaking hands and giving some high fives to children perched on their parents’ shoulders.

“Welcome to the ‘50s,” said one crowd member, drawing laughter from other bystanders in his reference to the picturesque small downtown.

“We love you, we’re behind you,” a woman called out.

Obama joked about his graying hair with some crowd members, telling them about an old campaign flyer someone had showed him on this tour of the Midwest.

“I looked so young,” he said.

After a few minutes of greeting residents, Obama boarded a large black bus and the motorcade left to continue Tuesday’s tour.

People lined the streets to watch the presidential motorcade leave town. Some people waved, some cheered, and one man gave a thumb’s up. Just outside town, workers at a diner held up letters from the marquee spelling out, “Obama.”

The president is headed to Peosta for a summit on rural economies and job creation, scheduled for later today.

Thanks Dotser 😉

President Barack Obama waves to people along the road in Decorah, Iowa, Aug. 15, 2011, during a three-day bus tour in the Midwest focusing on ways to grow the economy. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

15
Aug
11

next stop…

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In case you missed the updated posts below, here are today’s townhalls:

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Ryan Rhodes from the Iowa Teabagger Revolution argues with President Obama during a town hall-style event at Seed Savers Exchange in Decorah, Iowa.

Rhodes is a Bachmann groupie. Say no more.

Ryan? Go ***kkk yourself 😉

15
Aug
11

decorah, iowa town hall

President Obama participates in a town hall event in front of a barn at Seed Savers Exchange in Decorah, Iowa, August 15




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