Man who walked through Lodi delivers messages to Obama
B.J. Hill discovered a copy of Time Magazine autographed by
President Barack Obama at an eatery in New York City on his way to
Washington, D.C., to see the president. Official White House photos
of Hill with Obama won't be available until at least January.
- B.J. Hill checks out Occupy Wall Street
On his 450-mile walk from Boston to Washington, D.C., to see
President Barack Obama, BJ Hill made a stop in New York City to
gather comments from people at Occupy Wall Street.
Some comments were supportive of Obama, while a few comments
were from frustrated people who were optimistic about Obama's
election in 2008 but are disappointed in his performance, Hill
Wall Street was very clean, Hill said. He saw volunteers
sweeping streets the on the November day he was there. The event,
Hill said, was very well organized, with booths set up for food,
medication and other necessities.
"It was very vibrant and heartening to see that kind of
democracy," Hill said.
However, Hill said he was on Wall Street on a Sunday, which
attracted a lot of tourists and fewer "campers" than there were
Hill also encountered smaller Occupy movements during his walk
in Hartford, Conn., Trenton, N.J., and Baltimore on his way to
— Ross Farrow
Posted: Wednesday, December 7, 2011 12:00 am
Updated: 6:07 am, Wed Dec 7, 2011.
B.J. Hill, the man who walked through Lodi as part of a
cross-country trip in 2008 to collect messages for the next
president, delivered them personally to President Barack Obama last
"It was pretty amazing," Hill, 35, said in a phone interview. "I
was 2 feet away."
Wednesday, December 7, 2011 12:00 am.
Updated: 6:07 am.