|Mayor Riley at Marion Square, Charleston, S.C.|
|Newt Gingrich's bus outside Caviar & Bananas|
Earlier that morning, however, I had timed my morning walk to hear Mayor Riley stake a claim in the lowcountry for President Barack Obama. He was surrounded by College of Charleston Democratic students. I ran into reporter David MacDougal who wrote the event up for the Post & Courier.
"I speak from a city and county where, four years ago, a majority of residents voted for Barack Obama as president," Riley said.
"In about an hour, in an event that is apparently closed to the press (at the Sottile Theatre), candidates will be talking" about why they should be elected to lead our country, Riley said. "We have a leader in this country. He resides at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and his name is Barack Obama."