This morning I attended the Barack Obama Town Hall Meeting at Marion High School. It was the first time that a presidential candidate has visited Marion since ——- Bobby Kennedy!
If this pattern follows, my kids will be 10 years older than I am now the next time a candidate stops by.
Senator Obama was gracious, well spoken, and thought provoking. I was especially impressed by his answers to audience questions. He gave thoughtful and lengthy responses to questions without notes. This is not always easy to pull off.