With the deadline to enter Dinner with Barack and Michelle right around the corner, folks have been telling us who they would add to the guest list if their name is pulled out of the hat.
“Instead of going myself, I would send my mother and father together. Neither of my parents went to college, but they've worked hard to raise four children and afford their mortgage. My father is a chauffeur who has worked long hours all his life. My mother sacrificed going to college to support her younger siblings, and then stayed home to raise me and my sisters. If anyone deserves a seat at the table with the President and First Lady, it is my parents.”—John, New York
“My son. He is 16, intelligent, funny and taking an interest on what is going on in his state and country. He cannot understand why there is such a lack of common ground and common sense. I would love to hear him engage President Obama and others in conversation.”—Lisa, New Hampshire
“Joseph, my big brother. He has turned his life around and has not let anything get in the way of his success. He is a great father, husband, brother, son and role model. It is because of him that I have the confidence to turn my life around and become our family’s first generation college graduate.”—Melinda, New Jersey
“I would definitely take my grandmother—she has always supported me and my time in the Navy has made her worry about me more than she should have to. Bringing her to dinner is the least I could do for her.”—Brandon, New Jersey
“My mother. She was a Republican voter when I convinced her to look into the Obama candidacy in 2007. Since then, she has been the most strident supporter of this administration that I know; she has come from not following the political process to intensely tracking every bill and proposal backed by the President. As a former member of the middle class who has been constantly beaten down by this recession, she remains a supporter who retains hope for the future, as long as President Obama continues fighting for people like us. Whenever she has $5, which isn't often, it goes to the campaign.”—Chadd, Washington, DC
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