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FW- VPOTUS Updated Independence Pool Report

FW- VPOTUS Updated Independence Pool Report

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FW: VPOTUS Updated Independence Pool report
White House Press Office [noreply@messages.whitehouse.gov]
Sent:
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 3:46 PM
To:
Seher, Jason - Time U.S. <jason_seher@timemagazine.com>
 
From:
Noble, Jason[mailto:jnoble2@desmoine.gannett.com]
Sent:
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 3:29 PM
To:
Amy Dudley; Barkoff, Kendra; Allen, Liz; Erin Seidler; Alice Muglia
Subject:
Updated Independence Pool report
!Vice!President!Joe!Biden!met!a!crowd!of!about!50!at!the!First!Street!Deli!during!a!lunch!stop!in!Independence,Iowa,!this!a@ernoon.Biden!arrived!shortly!a@er!1!p.m.,!entering!through!the!front!door!and!immediately!began!greeEng!diners,!atleast!one!of!whom!carried!a!Barack!Obama!reelecEon!campaign!sign.The!diner,!located!in!a!white!building!with!sheetmetal!siding!along!Independence’s!main!street,!wasdecorated!with!En!signs.As!Biden!entered!to!a!round!of!applause!and!began!greet!a!table!of!diners,!a!deli!employee,!Panda!–!“like!thebear”!–!Schnepf!shrieked!from!behind!the!counter,!“Oh!my!word!Get!a!picture!of!that!That’s!my!grandchildThat’s!my!daughter”!referring!to!the!people!shaking!hands!and!chaQng!with!the!vice!president.Biden!cracked!jokes!with!the!diners!and!shook!hands!working!slowly!toward!the!lunch!counter.He!sat!down!at!a!booth!with!three!women,!each!of!whom!appeared!to!be!from!a!different!generaEon!–perhaps!a!grandmother,!mother!and!child.!Standing!up,!he!wrapped!his!arm!around!a!teenage!boy!andchaUed!with!two!highschool!age!girls!standing!near!him.Biden!wore!a!blue!blazer!and!blue!oxford!shirt!over!khaki!pants,!although!he!removed!the!jacket!during!hisvisit!to!the!diner.At!one!point,!he!walked!up!to!Peggy!Magner,!a!middleaged!supporter!wearing!two!Obama!reelecEon!buUonsand!said!to!her,!“I!love!your!smile.”At!1:27!p.m.!he!ordered!lunch.!Accompanying!him!was!Cathy!LaytonJohnson,!a!campaign!volunteer!fromClinton,!Iowa,!who!won!a!contest!to!eat!lunch!with!the!vice!president!a@er!volunteering!to!knock!doors!onbehalf!of!the!campaign.LaytonJohnson!ordered!several!turkey!sandwiches,!while!Biden!ordered!a!turkey!wrap!with!provolone!cheeseon!a!cheddarjalapeno!torElla!with!yellow!mustard.He!asked!the!press,!assembled!behind!the!counter,!whether!they!would!like!anything.!“I’m!buying,”!he!said.At!the!cash!register,!Biden!ordered!several!pastries,!and!when!a!young!boy!approached,!he!pulled!him!up,!sathim!on!the!counter!and!handed!him!a!cookie.“I’m!not!going!to!get!in!trouble!with!your!mom,!am!I?”!Biden!asked!him.The!boy’s!name!is!Alex!Thompson.!He’s!5,!and!from!Independence.Outside!the!restaurant,!his!mother,!Terri!Thompson,!said,!“I!told!him!he!was!going!to!have!to!frame!thatcookie,!he!couldn’t!eat!it”Small!groups!of!people!gathered!along!1
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!Street!in!Independence!as!the!vice!president’s!motorcade!passedthrough!town,!and!several!more!remained!on!the!blocks!surrounding!the!diner!a@erward.Independence!is!located!along!.S.!Highway!20!in!northeast!Iowa.!It!is!the!hometown!of!1
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!DistrictCongressional!candidate!Ben!Lange,!a!Republican.!(He!was!not!present!for!Biden’s!visit.)At!around!2:15,!Biden!met!crowds!gathered!outside!the!diner.!As!we!walked!away!from!a!crowd!on!onecorner,!several!people!shouted!in!unison,!“Babies!deserve!to!live”
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