Yesterday Senator Elizabeth Warren was in Greenville, SC for a campaign rally for the 2020 Presidential Election. Both her and Kamala Harris have done pretty well early on, but it could be anyone's race. Though I do think Warren is statistically likely to win at this point in time, and certainly in the general. Once a candidate has the nomination, the chances of meeting them from less than 50 feet away is slim to none. I knew I'd never meet Obama (a fact that hits me right in the heart) but I knew not to miss this chance. I drove about 45 minutes to Greenville and walked to the West End Community Center. Though I was 50 minutes early, the crowd was already large when I got there.
We waited about an hour for the event to start. After some local politicians/leaders got to speak it was time for the real deal.
The crowd was pretty excited when she came out, obviously.
She's a great public speaker, often causing many claps from the crowd. While most politicians have to speak with the "proper wording", some of her true words slipped out. She mentioned that what motivates her the most in this fight is seeing Donald Trump sworn in as president.
About ten people got to ask questions for Senator Warren before time ran out. There was a local Democrat who "moderated" the thing, and Warren had to be reminded that she was speaking for too long. But that's good, that helps prove she's passionate about what she's talking about.
With almost a thousand people in the room, Warren surprised me by vowing she'd stay until everyone had the chance to get a picture. I dumbly sat on the wrong side of the room on the left, and the line started on the right. It took almost an hour for the whole thing to be wrapped up. Pretty crazy considering that she only was able to spend less than just a moment with each person for the most part.
But yeah I got to meet her just for a brief moment. I wasn't quite sure if she was going to go for the handshake or the hug, but she motioned for the hug as I walked to her. If she does become president, this photo is going to become even cooler than it stands now. As I gave the next person the chance to meet her, she said "Keep on fighting!"