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Some recent images I have posted with Instagarm. Fun with photography!
Yesterday our President came to town!
President Obama dropped in on the citizens of Nashua, NH on Saturday (Oct. 27, 2012) as part of the last leg of his re-election campaign. In my opinion, having the leader of the free world stopping into town is a big deal and for me a chance to capture a little history with my camera.
The folks in Nashua really turned out and despite long lines and many hours of waiting, they kept the smiles on their faces. The fact that so many people decided to take part makes me hopeful about the state of our body politic. It was a small demonstration against apathy, and I will take it as a positive sign.
James Taylor provided a warm-up act for the main show and he did not disappoint. He played a selection of his hits and really sounded great. It was a nice distraction and provided some relive for the thousands of folks patiently standing en-mass on the lawn of the Elm Street School campus.
I was able to share this experience in the company of two of my sisters, which is rare get together for us, which made for a more important occasion. The event brought to mind, all the political /campaign events we have witnessed together in New Hampshire over the last forty or so years. From the days of Nixon to today we have had a front row seat to the American political process.
Just another good day in New Hampshire.
The news of the death of Senator Arlen Specter yesterday was noteworthy for a few reasons. First and foremost the nation has lost a long serving and capable public servant. His death also marks the end of another era in American political life. The senate he served in was once a place of civility and high-minded pursuit of effective public policy. Today it is all about dogma and disparagement Moderate northeastern Republicans like Specter, offered a counter balance to more extreme right and in my opinion we all benefited from that middle road.
Specter was tough and pragmatic, with a political career that began with the Warren Commission and ended with the Tea Party. In my photography career I was able to photograph and observe the senator in action on a couple of occasions. What I recall most from watching in the Senate hearing room was his intensity and his no-nonsense approach. We would be well served as a nation if we had more like him. Agree with him or not, the man always earned respect. RIP sir.