** NOTE: The American Presidency Project will soon launch a new website with a more contemporary look and improved search capability. While we continue "beta testing" the new site, please excuse lapses in updating this site.
We expect to have the new site on-line in June.
Pool was escorted into the ballroom at 7:46 am. There's a massive crowd, guesstimate is about 2400. Meals are still being served at this point, and the crowd is humming with conversation. No sign of POTUS yet.