Subject: Pool #10
7:40 pm CST: At the second fundraiser, Obama addressed a dinner of roughly fifty in the elegant South Loop brownstone of Chicago lawyer Chaka Patterson.
Patterson introduced Obama with a poem (one recited by Jesse Jackson at the 1988 Democratic National Convention, “I’m tired of sailing my little boat …” ) after which Obama said, “I can follow a lawyer, but following a poet …
“It’s nice to be back on the South Side …
He gave a shout-out to Gov. Pat Quinn, seated in the middle of the room, then launched into the abbreviated version of his stump speech.
As he began to take questions (“there are really no rules for how this is done,” he said) the pool was led out.
We are holding in the van, a cool night on the Patterson family’s leafy street.