Harford County Councilman Dion Guthrie (District A) said today it was very exciting to have President-Elect Barack Obama’s train stop in his district at the Edgewood Train Station on Saturday afternoon.
Reacting to the news reported on The Dagger, Guthrie said the inaugural train would naturally have to pass through Edgewood after picking up Vice President-Elect Joe Biden in Delaware and on its way to Washington D.C. as Guthrie noted with a laugh, “because that’s where the tracks were.”
But Guthrie said he, Harford County Councilwoman Mary Ann Lisanti (District F/Havre de Grace) and Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger had all contacted Democratic party officials and the Obama campaign to make the case for a stop in Edgewood. Guthrie said that in politics “you always want to send a message” and that officials were likely to have recognized that District A (the Edgewood/Joppatowne area) was a stronghold for Obama in an otherwise GOP county that voted overwhelmingly for his rival Sen. John McCain.
In looking forward to the visit by the soon-to-be 44th President and Vice-President of the United States, Guthrie said: “It’ll be cold, but the cockles of our hearts will be warmed enough to withstand the cold.”