Saturday, December 1, 2007
Obama greets XU
Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama happened to be staying at our hotel in Des Moines. Although clearly worn after a long day of campaigning, he was gracious and generous enough to individually greet several members of our trip in a sincere and genuine manner. At approximately 12:50 eastern time, Senator Obama entered a side door at our hotel where serveral Xavier students were loitering. "Are you guys all from Xavier University? That's a long way to come," said Obama. He then proceded to greet us indivudually by name, ask about our day, and thank us for our enthusiasm.