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Posted by cynatnite in General Discussion: Presidential (Through Nov 2009)
Sat Sep 20th 2008, 05:39 PM
It was a warm day in Castlewood, VA. My son Nathan and I arrived at about 12:45pm. We missed lunch so we got in line for some fish, hush puppies and more. It was great food with friendly people. This gathering was sponsored by the United Mineworkers of America. They did a great job!

After we ate we found seats at a decent spot and I was surprised to see Gov. Tim Kaine meeting and talking with people. I can't tell you how friendly he was and how available he was to anyone. Even though we were from TN, he was very happy to see us. Here is a pic of him with my son.



It started off with a prayer from a preacher and let me tell you it was long. Nathan, my son, said 'It's about time' when the man finished. The folks behind us laughed. After a few speakers Gov. Tim Kaine came out and gave a great speech. He's not the 'let 'em have with both barrels' kind of guy so it's probably better that Obama did not pick him for VP, IMO. Biden did say that it's very possible Tim Kaine could be a future president which got people clapping.

Anyway, Joe Biden was finally introduced and he came out to a rousing ovation. It was great! He was very passionate and he spoke the truth. This was mainly focused on coal, jobs and unions. He did let McCain have it and people stood up and applauded every time.

Here is a video of Biden and a small portion of his speech about McStupid:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcDspQaekwc

Afterward, the audience was motioned to come forward and Nathan and I did. I had only waited a few minutes when Senator Biden came close. He shook my hand and I was so nervous all I said was, "I'm a vet and my husband is a vet. Thank you so much for everything you've done for us. He gave me a kiss on the cheek! I couldn't believe it!

Here is a picture of me with Senator Biden...



I let my son play around with the camera and he took this photo of Joe Biden.



Anyway, we had a lot of fun and people were great. We came away with a few buttons, a bumper sticker and a wonderful experience we'll never forget!
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