|From the pool report by Wesley Hester of the Richmond Times-Dispatch:|
Air Force 1 touched down in Richmond at 10:56 a.m., a few minutes behind schedule.A group of about 75 guests await POTUS on the tarmac at Richmond International Airport, including Richmond Mayor Dwight C. Jones.
UPDATE 11:50 am: Ryan Nobles (@ryanobles) tweets, "Everyone bracing.. It's about to pour..at the #Obama event.. Get ready.." @ryanobles adds, "Crowd at #Obama event remains enthusastic despite rain.. it actually probably cooled them off."UPDATE 11:59 am: Washington Examiner reporter @scontorno (Steve Contorno) tweets, "It is really coming down now as Rep. Bobby Scott is speaking. Thunder in the distance."
UPDATE 12:05 pm: @ryanobles tweets, "At the podium now, Sen. @DonMcEachinVA... giving a firey [sic] speech to the crowd being covered by rain."
UPDATE 12:16 pm: President Obama speaking now in the pouring rain. #DEDICATION!
UPDATE 12:30 pm: President Obama reminding everyone that we tried Republican economic policies - deregulation and tax cuts for the rich - over the past decade and THEY DID NOT WORK. Why would we want to go back to top-down economics? Obama says he supports middle-up/bottom-up economics.
President Obama in Richmond
Saturday, July 14, 2012
Posted by Lowell at 1:15 PM