As part of the Kansas delegation, father and son Rex and Kyle Gardner attended the first night of the Democratic National Convention. What makes their story special is that they are both amazing Neighborhood Team Leaders organizing in Lawrence, Kansas. Here's how they described the night:
We heard speakers on a large range of issues including, our environment, healthcare, our economy and freedom. To say that First Lady Michelle Obama hit a home run, which was said multiple times during the ride back to our hotel, would actually be a bit of an understatement. She hit a grand slam! I'm interested to know of those times in which she was visibly moved came across as well in homes as it it did in the hall.
While walking around Charlotte, I saw a number of T-shirts and buttons that reminded me of different aspects of the campaign that people have been working on back home. Many of the aspects were talked about in speeches tonight. My favorite theme in this campaign is FORWARD. During Michelle Obama's speech, I had the opportunity to recall another theme, "Mr. President, we've got your back!" The trigger for this was seeing my youngest son's back juxtaposed between the First Lady and me. The pride welled up inside of me as well as the renewed belief that my support of President Obama allowed me to have my son's back as he and his generation move forward.
We know that you want to move this country forward, but we need your help to have the President's back. Obama for America - Kansas will be canvassing in Council Bluffs, Iowa this weekend where we will be talking to voters about how important it is for parents and kids alike to re-elect President Obama. Make sure to RSVP and get the details here.