Thousands of people lined up along Huntington Avenue on Sunday afternoon, trying to get inside Northeastern University's Cabot Center as they awaited President Obama's appearance. Mr. Obama was scheduled to speak at 3 p.m. to campaign for Democratic Attorney General Martha Coakley, ahead of the Jan. 19 special general election for the U.S. Senate.
At about 2:30 p.m., the gymnasium was nearly full and the doors just closed, so the crowd outside could only expect to see the presidential motorcade. Inside, Gov. Deval Patrick and the congressional delegation waited for Mr. Obama's arrival.
Democratic Rep. Jim McGovern said he is calling all of his relatives to make sure they vote in the election on Tuesday. McGovern said he is frustrated that Republican state Sen. Scott Brown is masquerading as a moderate or progressive Republican, as McGovern says Brown's voting record is that of a right-wing conservative.
This program aired on January 17, 2010. The audio for this program is not available.