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(2,218 posts)
Fri Nov 27, 2020, 11:17 AM Nov 2020

Delaware adjusts to having a President

I can attest to the significant changes during the transition period....I go to Lewes all the time but live in Wilmington, about 6 miles from his home. The main road I use on a daily basis is Rt. 141 and I've been blocked by motorcades about 3 times so far and I often see them gathering along the road, so I guess I've also had several near-misses. But I will take it!

In his eight years as vice president, Joe Biden notoriously urged his Secret Service detail to keep a distance while in Delaware — not typical for the man first in line for presidential succession.

He traveled to Wilmington as much as three times a week, making life difficult for agents, according to some reports.

He may not be able to dictate those same rules now. Just weeks away from becoming the leader of the free world, it's unclear if he will have this luxury as president.

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Delaware adjusts to having a President (Original Post) Delarage Nov 2020 OP
As a "neighbor" in Philly BumRushDaShow Nov 2020 #1
LOL Delarage Nov 2020 #2
And you only have 3 counties BumRushDaShow Nov 2020 #4
I couldn't RealityCheque Nov 2020 #3
Wilmington is the transition's DC.. ananda Nov 2020 #5


(133,530 posts)
1. As a "neighbor" in Philly
Fri Nov 27, 2020, 11:20 AM
Nov 2020

all I can say is "poor little Delaware" (my pet name for your state).

You do have the distinction (and the license plate) that proclaims to be "The First State".


(2,218 posts)
2. LOL
Fri Nov 27, 2020, 11:32 AM
Nov 2020

We're a small state and are not used to all this hub-bub.

We do get to see our representatives up close and personal, though. I've stood behind US Sen Tom Carper at Shoprite (at like 11pm), ran alongside him in a 10k for a bit, and seen him at the YMCA. I sat behind US Sen Chris Coons at Blue Rocks games and talked to him at the Rehoboth Bandstand---during the impeachment. These things are quite exciting


(133,530 posts)
4. And you only have 3 counties
Fri Nov 27, 2020, 12:12 PM
Nov 2020

I have been to or through Wilmington many times (and one of my nieces went to Delaware State) and you all don't get all the "press" that NH gets as a "sales tax free state" either (big destination for us Fluffians ).

I do laugh about Gov. Carney's feuds with Gov. Murphy though, re: that "quarantine list" - on again, off again, on again off again... and IMHO, Murphy's idiocy of throwing the state open (having previously having had the worst coronavirus numbers in the spring, which nationally were 2nd only behind NY), and of course all hell is breaking loose there now.


(473 posts)
3. I couldn't
Fri Nov 27, 2020, 11:37 AM
Nov 2020

Be prouder to have Joe and Jill here. In our online neighborhood chat, I enjoyed reading the posts by the Trumpanzies crying about the election. One even said something like “....and our ‘boy’, Chris Coons won.” If you’re that much of a closet racist you don’t belong here. All the folks from PA and NJ who come here and complain about us being a blue state, you could always move. Lol

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