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The president’s favorite Asheville barbecue restaurant, 12 Bones Smokehouse, will make the Democratic National Convention’s official tomato-based barbecue sauce this year.
President Barack Obama swooped in to the Asheville Regional Airport Oct. 17, praising the town and delivering a combative speech to hundreds of supporters gathered on the tarmac to greet him as he kicked off a bus tour of North Carolina and Virginia. This post includes an audio recording of the speech and the latest edition of the Mountain Xpress’ local-news podcast, in which reporter Jake Frankel shares observations from the event.
Photo by Jonathan Welch
President Barack Obama flew into Asheville airport Monday, Oct. 17, and addressed members of the public at 10:50 a.m. This post contains both an aggregation of Tweets about Obama’s visit, as well as live Twitter reports of the event.
Photo by Robert Stoutamire © 2011. On Twitter @robstout1