President Obama came to the Hynes convention center in Boston on Saturday to stump for Gov. Duval Patrick. Thousand of his supporters turned out to greet the president.
Cheryl was one of the volunteers working at the event.
The line to get in stretched around the entire Pru complex onto Huntington Ave. Gail, a retired woman from Brookline was near the back of the line.
Not everybody there though came to greet the President. There were a hand full of Tea Partiers protesting from the right, and a couple of dozen peace activists from Stop the Wars Coalition and Vets for Peace. Nate Goldshlag is with Vets for Peace
John is another veteran who saw action in Vietnam.
Getting the message out is what Stop the Wars Coalition folks were trying to do. Matt is with Stop the Wars. He complained about Security tactics.
Julie worked for Obama in 2008. Now she is disappointed, and would like to ask the President…
The hand full of Tea Partiers had large flags hawking back to the days of the American Revolution. Don’t Tread on Me. One of the members didn’t want to give his name, but said he was from Tauton. He is the son of an Immigrant. I asked if given the chance what would he ask of the President.
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After the Hynes Convention rally, the President traveled to Newton for a private fund raiser. He is on the campaign trail trying to drum up support for Democrats in the Mid-term election.
For the Boston Community Reporters Project, I am Chuck Rosina at the Prudential Center.