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Has any other President had this big of an entourage for a European visit?

I voted for Obama. I am just curious if this is normal. And if so, why is it all over the news?
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/financetopics/g20-summit/5080893/US-President-Barack-Obama-UK-visit-follows-weeks-of-meticulous-planning.html

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 3:28 PM on Mar. 31, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • I think they did, they just didn't advertise it.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:34 PM on Mar. 31, 2009

  • No other President has been a rock star.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:38 PM on Mar. 31, 2009

  • This is not just some Euro meeting - this is the G20 and yes, they all take a major boatload of people.
    Fiveofakind2

    Answer by Fiveofakind2 at 3:39 PM on Mar. 31, 2009

  • He will visit England,France,Germany,Czech Republic and Turkey. He will meet with G20& NATO leaders. So I don't see anything wrong .

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:54 PM on Mar. 31, 2009

  • 450 of them are going to set up the teleprompters.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:59 PM on Mar. 31, 2009

  • If you look, there was another question posted today about this. One of the answers said that Clinton took 900 people with him, and Bush took around 800-900 people. I don't care for Obama, and it pains me to defend his actions, but this is quite normal.

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:53 PM on Mar. 31, 2009

  • Yea it's normal. Media made mention of it with Bush, but it was more to complain about things like cost, hassle, and carbon footprints.... Here are a few examples: "Energy efficiency may be on the agenda at APEC but it not in practised when Mr Bush hits the road"


    http://www.boingboing.net/2007/11/29/president-bushs-trav.html  http://www.news.com.au/dailytelegraph/opinion/story/0,22049,22374595-5001031,00.html  http://docs.newsbank.com/g/GooglePM/SJ/lib00189,0EB7196126DCAEC4.html


    But is anyone really surprised? lol...

    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 4:55 PM on Mar. 31, 2009

  • We pay for everything so why should they care, they don't, if they did, they would try to save money but they don't, because they are who they are, they deserve the best!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:30 PM on Mar. 31, 2009

  • I don't recall seeing a cage for Michelle.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:52 AM on Apr. 1, 2009

  • Hairdresser for Michelle Obama went too? Ok so some horsetail hair and a stapler would have been plenty.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:53 AM on Apr. 1, 2009

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