Barbianne and Evan were the first in line for a ticket to see the President this Friday. They woke up early Tuesday morning to arrive at the downtown Pittsburgh office by 4 a.m. Here is why they came so early:
“I have spent a lot of time talking to my son about the President recently. There’s so much at stake in this election, and I want him to have a sense of what is going on. On Monday night, I got an email from the Obama campaign saying that the President would be in Pittsburgh on Friday, and that tickets would be available to the public the following morning. I called my friend Evan right away to tell him the news. We decided we had to get there early so we would be sure to get a ticket.” – Barbianne
“I want my son to see the President. I think the chance to see the President of the United States is very important for a kid. It’s a story that he will always be able to tell, and he will grow up more politically aware and involved as a result.
“It’s also important to me that he has the chance to see this President in particular. I think he is a man of intelligence, logic, and reason. He is a great role model for many reasons, but especially because of how much he cares about his family. He shines when he is around them.” – Evan