DIS meet junkie
- Sep 29, 2002
I have been at hotels for both a Presidential address (Obama) and a Vice Presidential address (Biden). Both times, those places were locked down tight as a drum. Elevators were taken out of service. Parking lot was secured. Entire sections of the hotels were completely off limits. After a certain time, you could leave the building but wouldn't be able to re-enter until the event was over. The extent of the security is quite impressive. And that doesn't even count the advance team that sweeps the building prior to the arrival of the Pres or VP.