Today I’m catching up on my blog. This was from Obama’s first trip to Portland, back before anyone knew his name. It was taken September 7, 2007, and John had read his book Audacity of Hope and wanted to see him be president. He predicted back then that Obama would be our candidate. Good prognostication skills, John! Around 3000 people showed up. Maybe a good number for a relative unknown, but nothing like the 100K that attended his most recent rally here in Portland! But at least we were close enough to see him!