I met my friend for brunch, and we went to a place near the venue. While we were waiting some men in sharp suits and coats came in, scooped the joint and left. I immediately noticed the matching pins, concealed guns and earpieces. It was the SECRET SERVICE!!! They were trying to find a place for POTUS to eat lunch, but apparently, they didn’t like the place we were in.
I don’t know how familiar people are with Milwaukee, but the line to get inside was nearly a mile long. It stretched from the Summerfest grounds, to Discovery Zone, down the docks, around the building and down the street and it was growing even twenty minutes before the event started. It was so daunting to walk past it, to stand on on the dock to Lake Michigan to wait to see him. Once it got moving, everything happened so quickly. It was a well-oiled machine. After getting through security, we sat on the banister to the right of the stage had the best view of the stage we could get. Everyone was climbing up the wall to get into a a seated section. It was funny to see 60 year old men and women scaling a ten foot wall to see the president, and total strangers helping them.
There were helicopters protecting the airspace, boats patrolling the lakefont and snipers on standing on vans surrounding the stage. And when I say snipers, I mean full on Navy SEAL-esque BAMF soldiers in all black. One had a gun IN HIS HAND and the other was scooping the parameter. They came to play.
His speech was amazing and empowering. Everyone was fighting for pictures, so I just sat and listened to him. He spoke about caring about ALL AMERICANS, Republicans and Democrats, Bears fans and Packer fans, not just the rich people or democrats, he spoke about the promises he kept, and the work he still had left to do. It was a fantastic speech. I couldn’t see him all the time because the people were standing up and my legs were shaking so badly because I was so excited so I couldn’t stand up on the railing like some people, but it was awesome.
The cool part was it poured yesterday morning, but the sun came out for hours. As he took the stage, it began to POUR. Most of us were under the roof. By the time he finished, the sun was coming out again and there was a huge rainbow right over the venue landing exactly where POTUS was.
So I finally got the answer to a question I’ve been ask my whole life: what’s at the end of the rainbow? PRESIDENT OBAMA.