Skip to comments.Pre-election tension breaker...How many times have YOU seen our great President in person?
Posted on 10/31/2004 6:19:41 PM PST by LisaMalia
Let's see which FReeper holds the record!
I've seen him 3 times during his presidential campaign here in Ohio, one of which being in my hometown..bringing my total to 4. Each time I left with an overwhelming feeling of joy, excitement, and awe.
I know lots of you can beat that!
Feel free to share your personal experiences and pics here, and how seeing our president touched your heart.....
Gee, I don't know. I saw him about 50 times in 1967-1968 when we were both students. I have seen him, in person, perhaps that many times since then.
I saw President Bush for my first time today here in Miami, Florida. He held a rally with about 9K people. Not bad for a Sunday morning in heavily Democrat, Miami-Dade County. I was two feet away from him. May God Bless this man!
Never: no one is campaigning in MD. But my son was one of the Boy Scouts who set up for his innauguration. Mr. Bush shook the hand of each of them.
About 3,000 or so.
Of course, I live in Midland, went to his church, was in his Bible study, and lived in neighborhood.
Of course, at the time, never looked at him twice.
He has changed quite a bit.
Twice in 2002 when he was in South Dakota stumping for Thune. I was lucky enough to shake his hand!
I saw much of the rally on MSMBC. Was surprised they carried it, but they said they are doing it for both candidates.
I was very impressed with the crowd! Glad you got a chance to be a part of it.....
Oh do tell! How has he changed?
He's completely different in person. IMO
Once, way back in 2001. Actually shook his father's hand - (and Carter's too, but prefer not to talk about that one.)
Once, although I now live in Midland (just 6 years) but was on front line when he came right after 2000 election before inauguration, got to shake hands.
I only have seen him once...But in the next 4 years...who knows what can happen.
I will see him tomorrow in Des Moines for the first time, taking my 9 year old son along, were both very excited!
Saw GWB in person for the first time two weeks ago in St. Petersburg, FL!
Got my picture taken with lovely Laura this past Thursday in Sarasota, FL!
I have both Jeb & George P. 's autographs on a JEB sign from 2002 election.
And Congresswoman Katherine Harris wrote a personal message on the back of my campaign tee shirt yesterday!
Yipppppeeeee! It's great to be a Floridian!
Very impressive, Doug!
Although you have seen President Bush once, you certainly made the most of it! You get extra points for style.....:)
I've been votin' for my Dubya since '94 and haven't met him face to face.
SOOooo glad you did thought, and .....
Go, Dubya, GO !!!!
To ALL Freepers and Lurker voters:
GO to the polls and vote for Bush. Take your friends with you to do the same. If you know any Zell Miller type Democrats that support Bush and they are voting for him, take them as well.
Vote EARLY to avoid the rush, and remember:
IGNORE ANYTHING IN THE MEDIA YOU HEAR (i.e., making a fast, early call in Florida for Kerry, etc.). WE CAN AVOID A REPEAT OF THE FLORIDA ELECTION DEBACLE OF 2000 THIS YEAR IF GOP TURNOUT IS STRONG, imho.
[Expletive deleted] !!!
20 or 30 times in Midland in the 50's, including once when he or one of his little brothers pushed me in the pool at the Midland CC.
A couple of times when his dad ran for Congress in 66.
Once when I was on the old Alvin Van Black show at KTRH with his dad in either 68 or 70.
Once at his dads office around 70 or 71.
A couple of times when he was running for Governor.
A couple of times in 2000 when he was running for President.
I think once when his dad was giving a speech at the Houston Galleria when he was trying for the nomination in 1980. My mother, wife and I went and GHW Bush stopped us in the hall to talk for a minute after his speech and I THINK GW Bush was with him at the time.
That's great! Each time I've seen our President, there have been many, many kids in attendance..and it warmed my heart to see it. The thing about children is, they are innocent....yet can tell the difference between who's real and who's not. I think that's why so many kids admire President Bush.
Enjoy your day tomorrow, and take LOTS of pictures!
I've only seen him once but I got to shake his hand and speak with him briefly. I was a delegate to the Texas State Republican convention in Fort Worth the first time that G.W. ran for govenor. I knew then that he would be President one day and a good one at that. What I remember most was a video about his life, family and his beliefs. The part that made the biggest impact on me, was a portion of the video where he is in an aluminum bass boat (Bass Tracker) by himself fishing and he lands a fish and reels it in for the camera. He then pulls it up out of the water to reveal one of the smallest bass I've ever seen. He shrugs his shoulders and smiles and then releases the fish. I knew then he was not some stuffed shirt (like Kerry) but a regular guy that could connect with people. May God bless America and George W. Bush.
Took the whole family to the inauagaral and plan to again.
Only once, the first time last week in Yardley PA.
Man, I wish I lived in Ohio!I've never seen him live... I live in Oregon (portland of all places), and there are too too many damn liberal rioters here for him to do any public appereances....He always scheduled outer metro city private events... :( Now I'm jealous of all of you!
Do you know the dates, so I can make arrangements to get that time off of work? FReeper Common Tator and I would love to go this time!
Well, unless they changed the 20th Amendment, it will be Jan 20th. :-}
I should have known that, I guess! I have always watched on TV, but never paid attention to the date.
Since my kids are now grown, I've just recently become a serious Conservative political activist, thanks to FR. My son and daughter, and son-in-law love the fact that Mom has found her niche during her "golden years"...LOL
Three times in three weeks. Shook hands with President Bush twice.
Photos from two of his visits to Florida here...
p.s. Add two visits in the 2000 campaign!
He is much more serious. The Presidency has aged him . . . . for good and bad. It's a horrid job, I believe.