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Response to Rice4VP (Reply #7)

Fri Oct 9, 2020, 03:04 PM

8. I remember

...I was shocked.

I actually had the good fortune to actually see him speak in Columbus, IN during the primary. I took the day off work the day before to drive over and stand in line for tickets and then took the day off the day of his appearance. My ex and I weren't at the very front of the line, but were "frontish." When we got inside the gymnasium and sat down, I mentioned to him that we got pretty good seats. We had a good view of the stage. Then some random woman asked if we would like better seats. I was like "Yeah." She instructed us to follow her and we ended up sitting right behind, then-candidate Barack Obama, on the stage.

It was an amazing experience and afterward, I knew I would vote for him in the primary and for President. I had never seen someone so charismatic and yet so humble at the same time. He had an answer for every question, not a pivot or a spin, but a thoughtful and on-point one. He was gracious even to those who were obviously not supporters.

I miss him as our President, especially in contrast to who is in the WH today.

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