"President Obama coming to support us means so much for our school. And tonight, I will be watching the First Lady's speech online."
–Vanessa, computer science major at Norfolk State University
On the final leg of his Road to Charlotte tour, President Obama spoke to students and other supporters at Norfolk State University in Virginia today. In the crowd, there was plenty of excitement and good reasons for being there.
"If he is not president, my financial aid is done. I can't just borrow money from my parents."
"I support the President because of his work on health care ... I don't want a voucher system."
"I support the President today because of his stance on social issues, specifically rights for the LGBT community and women. I am a straight white guy and I don't think it’s fair that I have more rights than others."
"He is the man of the hour. His heart is with the middle class."
–Florence, a neighborhood team leader in Zuni, Virginia, who picketed for the right to vote in the 1960s
Now, the scene shifts to Charlotte as First lady Michelle Obama takes the stage at 10:35 p.m. ET. From Norfolk, Ms. Warren says she can’t wait to watch:
"The First Lady has been a great supporter of children and children's education. I am excited to hear her thoughts tonight on health care for women."
Don’t miss the action from the convention floor tonight—watch the livestream starting at 5:00 p.m. ET.