He held a town hall meeting downtown at Memorial Hall, which I wrote about in this post. It is one of the most beautiful buildings in the city, it was perfect for this occasion.
In a cool surprise, the motorcade first stopped at Racine's Danish bakery, O&H. Obama wanted to pick up some famous Danish Kringle for his daughters, he also sampled some and spoke with the employees. I love this picture, how funny! He think he liked it.
Nobody is really sure why he chose our city for a town hall meeting. I can only imagine it is because our unemployment rate is over 14%, well over the national average. He wanted to speak about jobs and the economy, but most people were so starstruck by his presence that I'm not sure anyone cared what he said. There was a line a mile long to secure tickets to the speech, some people had camped out since 10pm Monday!
I was certainly glad when everything was over, during lunchtime there were police everywhere and many streets were blocked to accommodate the motorcade. It was a very exciting day for our city, though!