Second POTUS pool report: Oakland to Piedmont

Motorcade left Oakland’s Scottish Rite temple at 4:56 p.m. PT en route to Piedmont home of attorney/activist Quinn Delaney and real estate developer Wayne Jordan (the latter, among POTUS’ foremost bundlers) for a dinner with about 60 supporters who paid $35,800 per person.

Supporters lined Madison Street, cheering and taking photos; no protest signs in sight. Motorcade went via I-880 to I-980 to Highway 24 to Highway 13. Again, lots of supporters lining the surface streets in Piedmont, although one woman held aloft a handmade “Elect Romney” sign.

POTUS arrived at Piedmont event at 5:11 p.m. PT. He stopped to do a small rope-line – about 15 people, mostly kids – at the intersection of Mountain Avenue and Bellevue Avenue. “Keep up the good work,” someone shouted as he walked away up the block toward the Delaney/Jordan residence. As press was being escorted around the back, we saw former state controller and major Obama supporter Steve Westly juggling lemons, entertaining a boy waiting down by the swimming pool.

Press is now holding in a basement room; will be escorted upstairs later to hear POTUS’ remarks.

Josh Richman

Josh Richman covers state and national politics for the Bay Area News Group. A New York City native, he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and reported for the Express-Times of Easton, Pa. for five years before coming to the Oakland Tribune and ANG Newspapers in 1997. He is a frequent guest on KQED Channel 9’s “This Week in Northern California;” a proud father; an Eagle Scout; a somewhat skilled player of low-stakes poker; a rather good cook; a firm believer in the use of semicolons; and an unabashed political junkie who will never, EVER seek elected office.