We just arrived inside Trinity Structural Towers in Newton as we wait for President Obama to arrive. It’s always an early start for these types of events. Our station had to “pre-set” our equipment at 7am, so the Secret Service could check it out, even though the president won’t actually speak inside here until around 1pm. BTW, a big thanks to Radio Iowa’s Kay Henderson. She gave me a lift here. That meant I didn’t need to arrive until 9:30, instead of 7. Thanks for the extra sleep!
Our time in line was eventful. Two men held graphic pictures of abortions as they yelled at the media for not covering his protest. He said the bloody victims were screaming from the ground. His yelling probably went on about 20 minutes or so. Finally, a young woman walked behind him and set up a boom box (do they still call them “boom boxes”?) She started blaring U2’s “Sunday, Bloody Sunday” to drown him out. He quit yelling.
Still two hours until we will hear from the president.