A bit late, but I just wanted to say how much I, and other Ottawans (?) enjoyed Mr. Obama’s surprise visit to the market area.  Neat little bit of public relations which may have driven his security forces nuts, but sure put a smile on a few faces in the market especially a 17 year old Beaver Tail vendor.  He showed he is trying to keep some “common-man” credibility, and also showed that he is a family man by getting gifts for his daughters.  He already had many supporters in Canada, and his recent trip might net him a few more.  

Here are some pictures of the event.