Why is it that we cant go see a speech by the President any more? Ever since 9-11 it seems the only way to see the nation's leader speak is either on TV or at one of those small invitation only affairs. I remember that every time Bill Clinton came to New Mexico he would hold a public rally where everyone could attend. Now, as with Obama today, a very small and orchestrated event will take place in Albuquerque's South Valley. TV will be there but the citizens wont. This may be the doing of the Secret Service but I still think it further insulates the country's leadership from the people.