Adjutant General Michael Dubie has been
nominated as the deputy commander of the United States Northern Command, the
military’s unified command in charge of protecting U.S. territory and providing military support for civil
authorities in the event of a national emergency.
While the crowds
inside the field house at the University of Vermont were cheering President Obama’s very presence,
outside, some people were protesting what they say are promises the President
has failed to live up to since taking office.
Vermont got its first presidential visit in 17 years Friday. President Obama noted that no other state has gone
so long without a presidential appearance. The president spent a little more than four hours in the state to headline two
fund-raisers, and drew $750,000.