As mentioned earlier, I was inside at Rush Holt’s town hall meeting to discuss health care reform last night in Middletown.
I was looking forward to an enjoyable evening of theatrics from the crowd and considering that it could have been much worse, I was only slightly disappointed.
Rush attempted to control the crowd by having attendees write questions on an index card instead of having people come forward to speak from a microphone. This worked well but it did not deter hecklers from shouting out opposition.
I was able able to record the first 57 minutes of the meeting before I ran out of space on my media card, the meeting went on for another 35 to 40 minutes before letting out at 8:40 pm.
Here our the first two parts of video that encompasses the first 20 minutes from last night. The video is raw and a little grainy due to the fact that I was sitting a little far away and only had a 3X zoom on my small video camera, I did not edit anything out of video the events happened as shown and you may or may not hear me arguing with an elderly woman behind me, who was more interested in yapping instead of listening.
I am currently working on 4 more video clips to post later: