Want to know what it’s like to have Dinner with Barack? Casey, a small-business owner from Minnesota, donated to the campaign earlier this year and was one of four lucky supporters to win our Dinner with Barack contest. He gave us the scoop on what it was like to sit down for a meal with the President of the United States.
Q: What was your reaction when you heard you had won dinner with the President?
“At first I was shocked and couldn’t believe it—I thought it was a prank phone call! I don’t think I really realized it was going to happen until I sat down and shook his hand, started asking questions and eating dinner.”
Q: What did you talk about?
“It was great to have a frank conversation with him—to realize that he’s not Superman. What I’ll remember most is our conversation about his personal life and his routine. He’s just a dude! He looked straight at me and said he’s not much of a morning person, and gave a pretty normal description of his daily life.”
Q: Have any of the President’s accomplishments affected you, your friends, or your family?
“I want to refinance my house, but with the housing market under water, I just can’t do that. He said that he’s working on it, with his new housing initiative, but that he still has work to do. He was realistic and pragmatic about it—he’s taking the action that he can.”
Q: What’s your favorite memory from your dinner with the President—something you can tell your grandkids?
“That he gets up … goes to the gym, goes to work, and sits down to dinner with his family. That he’s a real person.”
For your chance to sit down to dinner with Barack and Michelle, enter here—you and your guest could have a once-in-a-lifetime story to share with your friends and family.
No purchase necessary. Entries must be received by 12/31. Approx retail value of prize: $4800. Odds of winning depend on # of entries received. Promotion subject to Official Rules & additional restrictions on eligibility. Void where prohibited. Obama for America, 130 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601.