From indifference to ‘McDreamy,’ right here’s what Joe Biden’s Maine journey seemed like

AUBURN, Maine — Just a few hours earlier than President Joe Biden arrived to talk Friday at an Auburn manufacturing facility, Jason Aldean’s “Strive That In A Small City” drifted from the radio contained in the Rolly’s Diner kitchen.

The nation tune that Republican presidential candidates have embraced because it has grow to be a culture-war situation resulting from its music video served as a reminder that the swing metropolis of Auburn is just not certainly one of Maine’s Democratic strongholds regardless of Biden’s Friday go to.

His journey to town of about 24,000 was not marked by large crowds of detractors nor huge crowds of supporters, other than the staff, their households and elected officers who stuffed the Auburn Manufacturing Inc. facility off First Flight Drive on the outskirts of city to listen to the president tout his financial agenda.