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.