Obama Visits Raleigh’s Broughton High
If you work in the vicinity of Glenwood South or Peace Street you may have noticed the helicopters, hordes of police and State Troopers camped out on major intersections, and the occasional well-dressed gentlemen looking around with earpieces and dark sunglasses and nowhere to go.
Such was the scene as President Obama’s motorcade made its way past our office this morning on the way to Broughton High school where he delivered a speech to over 2000 spectators, reiterating his current mantra of health care reform.
After the appearance, traffic once again got locked down as the long motorcade of troopers, armored limousines and SUVS, white vans and heavily armed security made their way back out as gathered crowds on Raleigh’s Peace Street edged in closer for a better look. And in the same flash the spectacle came in, it was gone, as the din of traffic and background city noise once again filled in where it had left off.