Sometime back, I wondered here what places Barack Obama frequented in Springfield while he was a State Senator. I figured he probably had a favorite restaurant or hotel or after-hours spot or convenience store. At some point, he was just regular folk around here and could pretty much walk freely and unnoticed.
Well, finally I saw something last night that revealed a piece of Obama’s Springfield experience. WICS CH. 20 ran an exclusive interview with Obama and we learned that he used to frequently grab lunch art Bentoh’s downtown.
I have no idea where the Obama candidacy is going, but assuming for a moment he does go all the way this time or in some later run for the presidency, will Springfield have another presidential claim to fame? Will Bentoh’s actively be able to generate business simply because “Barack ate here”?