DES MOINES, Iowa (CNN) – Before the Oprah-bama fest began in Des Moines, her best-friend and talk show host Gayle King, attempted to quietly slip into the rally. She walked up to the set of bleachers behind the stage and asked some women if she could scoot in. Within seconds cameras were clicking and fans were yelling. King spent the speech on the first row of bleachers chatting up supporters, listening and and mingling with fans.
– CNN Senior Producer Sasha Johnson