• WisPolitics

Thursday, September 13, 2012

 4:11 PM 

Biden hits downtown cafe as part of Eau Claire visit

As part of his visit to Eau Claire, Vice President Joe Biden stopped at the Acoustic Café downtown, interacting with most of the patrons in the restaurant.

Biden stopped to chat with a young couple that had a baby with them as they sat at an outside table on a sunny day, according to a pool report. Biden told them of his own children and grandchildren while warning them kids tend to pull back from their parents in their teens.

“But they all come back at about 18 or 21,” he reassured them.

Biden was greeted with a huge cheer when he entered the café.

“You going to win tonight?” he asked Dewey Britt, an Altoona man who was sporting a Packers shirt on the day of Green Bay’s game with the Chicago Bears.

“You betcha,” Britt responded.

Britt said Biden went on to explain that when he was in college the Packers were everybody’s second favorite team because he had a professor who excused them from a class after each Green Bay win.

Biden sat down with three out-of-town visitors — Donna Hoel of Minneapolis, Elizabeth Bishop of Andover, Minn., and Mary Harlow of Spokane, Wash.

“All you wanted was a sandwich and you got stuck with the vice president,” Biden said with a laugh before signing autographs for the women.

“It was wonderful,” Hoel said of their brush with the nation’s second-highest-ranking official.

“He’s very personable,” Harlow added.

Biden posed for photos 8-year-old Noah Olson of Altoona and wrote him a note for his teacher after asking about his school, Pedersen Elementary.

“To Noah — Please ask Mrs. Fleming to excuse you today — Joe Biden,” the note read.

Biden later sat in a booth with friends Kelly Forster and Melissa Ludy of Chippewa Falls about the importance of supporting military troops and their families.

“We’re proud, passionate Democrats. This is a huge day for us,” Ludy said.

“Biden and Obama put forward the policies we believe in,” Forster said.

The vice president later went to the counter and ordered a turkey sandwich with provolone cheese and sliced tomatoes. He offered to buy a sandwich for Pauline Schultz of Chippewa Falls, but was told she had already paid.

After sitting down to eat his sandwich, Biden earned a final cheer as he returned to the waiting limousine.

-- By Staff

Back to Election Blog main page

: See newer blog items : : See older blog items :

Election Blog site feed

wispolitics.com Social News

Follow Us


Updates from WisPolitics.com on primary and general elections in Wisconsin.

Editor: JR Ross
Reporters: Andy Szal, Jason Smathers

· Election Blog site feed


· Campaign ads
· Audio archive
· Government Accountability Board (state elections)
· Federal Election Commission (federal elections)


· February 2007
· April 2007
· February 2008
· March 2008
· April 2008
· September 2008
· October 2008
· November 2008
· February 2009
· April 2009
· February 2010
· March 2010
· April 2010
· September 2010
· November 2010
· February 2011
· March 2011
· April 2011
· May 2011
· June 2011
· July 2011
· August 2011
· September 2011
· October 2011
· November 2011
· December 2011
· January 2012
· February 2012
· March 2012
· April 2012
· May 2012
· June 2012
· July 2012
· August 2012
· September 2012
· October 2012
· November 2012
· December 2012
· January 2013
· February 2013
· March 2013
· April 2013
· June 2013
· July 2013
· August 2013
· September 2013
· October 2013
· November 2013
· December 2013
· January 2014
· February 2014
· March 2014
· April 2014
Copyright ©2012 WisPolitics.com All rights reserved. | WisOpinion.com | WisBusiness.com  |  Website development by wisnet.com LLC  | Website design by Makin’ Hey Communications