UPDATE, 2 p.m.: According to a pool press report sent out by the White House Press Office a few minutes ago, Obama made several brief remarks as he greeted onlookers after Air Force One landed in Manchester.
"Thanks for coming out; it's cold out here," he told the crowd of supporters. He shook hands for a while, according to the report, before bounding away to the motorcade, saying "Now, go in and get warm."
UPDATE, 12:33 p.m.: Obama is en route, according to the White House press crew. Nashua resident Kathy Peterson just checked in to say that Route 101 is blocked off now for about a mile down the road in anticipation of the Presidential motorcade.
Peterson had hoped to counter-protest Obama's visit by standing across the street holding a Ron Paul sign during her lunch hour.
Obama is expected to speak with students and instructors in the automotive department prior to the public address in the gymnasium.
The crowd is in good spirits and there is some cool jazz playing in the background.
Merrimack Patch blogger Wendy Thomas is here, determined to get a photo of the President with her Presidential traveling chicken, Fattie-Madi, who is in the building. We'll see how that goes.
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Reporting live from the Wiggins West FBO are James Vayo, Paul Shea, Kailah Millen. The President is on schedule for arrival in Manchester. Press, friends, and family are being checked in for the presidents arrival.
We'll post updates from Paul and company as we get them.