This morning’s headlined story, featuring four photos and taking up the bulk of Page One, is the Republic’s version of Obamarama. The headline, Obama wins over gathering of vets, sits atop a large photo of veterans at the VFW Convention where he had just spoken, “pressing close to shake his hand.” Rock- star-like, he had also been signing autographs — before skipping out of town an hour earlier than planned. One of the numerous articles reports President Obama’s promises to protect the veteran’s health benefits drew the loudest applause.
Watch this video of his speech at the Phoenix Convention Center yesterday where he addressed the Veteran’s of Foreign Wars, estimated to be 12,000 attendees. Listen for the thunderous applause reported by the daily newspaper, and then make up your own mind.
Demonstrators — pro and con — outside the convention were said to number at least 2000.