Small Crowd Watches President's Speech On the Big Screen

By: Kristen Ross Email
By: Kristen Ross Email

Tickets into Friday's historic commencement speech were tough to come by, so those who didn't have one gathered at Rudder Auditorium.

A small crowd of just about 30 people had front row seats to watch the President's speech on the big screen. Although the group didn't get to see the President in person, many in attendance say they still felt a part of the action.

"Seeing some classic George Bush here, with his sense of humor," Joseph Caruso from San Antonio said. "I think that's something a lot of people overlook. He has a very good idea of what makes people laugh."

Click here to view video of the president's speech in its entirety, along with raw video of the trip and News 3's coverage.

"Students of course really find that exciting and unique I think they've seen plenty of Presidents over there, but most of them are not sitting ones," spectator David Brooks said.

There may have been some distance between the group in Reed Arena watching the President's address in person and those watching it by TV at Rudder, but it didn't seem to keep spectators in the auditorium from laughing at President Bush's jokes, and even taking a few pictures of the Commander-In-Chief address to the newest group of Aggie graduates.

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