As donors, we were invited to hear Obama speak here in Portland. The man really is a mediocre public speaker, especially when he’s off-script, but he’s sincere and forthcoming about his plans and programs. It was a long afternoon, but worthwhile.
Protesters showed up, of course. From what I could gather, the majority of them consider Obama to be a failure because he hasn’t legalized marijuana. :rolleyes: One guy came up to me and wanted me to sign a petition demanding that Obama or Romney “do something about guns”. “What, exactly?”, I inquired. Well, he wasn’t sure, but something. One guy, after being harangued by somebody about whatever stupid issue he had, turned to me and griped about having to talk to people like that. I told him the answer to that is simple: “Don’t feed the trolls or they’ll never go away.”