Yes, I’m a sucker for these things. From the pool report tonight in Las Vegas.
9,000 people turned out for Obama’s outdoor rally at Orr Middle school in Las Vegas. Event was open press.
Nice post-rally rope line moment courtesy of NYT’s Doug Mills:
Young boy in front row waiting to shake potus’s hand. As Obama passed and crowd surged, potus didn’t see the boy and moved on.
At that, the boy started to cry. Reid, who was walking behind, saw the boy crying and asked what was wrong. Told what had happened, the senator then went and got Obama’s attention. Potus came back, shook the boy’s hand and patted his head. Doug has a nice photo of the boy, eyes still red, smiling at potus.