I have never attended a Presidential rally or anything political for that matter... until this week. Former President Bill Clinton was campaigning for his wife Tuesday in Ft. Worth. I was really excited and pumped to see Clinton. I went on behalf of TCU News Now to cover that rally and was able to be at the 'media deck' where other news stations like NBC and CBS set up their cameras. TCU News Now had theirs set up too.
Security was crazy! It was kind of theatrical. There were helicopters, horses, dogs and people that were securing the small area where the President would arrive. It was so incredibly cold, but the excitment kept us warm.
Two hours later, President Clinton arrived.
It wasn't all that great. I think my expectations were too high. Lauren (the other reporter I was with) and I couldn't feel our hands and feet at that point. Everything seemed frozen and the only thing I could think about is when I would be able to go some place and thaw.
He kept talking and talking. Finally after 45 min or so, which seemed like an eternity, we decided to leave because I had a night class. Thank God for the night class.
All in all it was a pretty good experience. One thing off of my list of things to do in life---see Bill Clinton. Check.