People leaving were happy and bubbling about his appearance and his message. The crowd of about 300 was not screened, tickets were limited to two per person. His speech and the question and answer session were greeted with cheers and enthusiasm. His optimism seemed to be infectious as the crowd filed out to the country fair grounds to retrieve their cars. People were impressed that the President answered questions instead of talking around them.
Cannon Falls is in a strong Republican area, so not surprisingly there were a few critical signs posted on the road in, but the arrival streets were full of cheering citizens who didn’t get the prized tickets.