Barack Obama Up Close

I finally got to meet Barack Obama up Close!!!

This is me meeting Barack Obama in Florida today. If you look down at the bottom of the picture you can see the top of my head. That's my hair. My mom was taking the photo when someone knocked her arm from behind and she didn't get the shot.

But it didn't matter because I was sooo happy to be able to meet Senator Obama. He was a very nice man and spoke very kindly to me.

I listened to his speech and was happy that he spoke a lot about renewable energy. He said that if he is elected President of the United States, he will invest in the environment.

I was also very happy that he didn't mention "Clean Coal" It's a process where you use chemicals and other methods to clean the coal to help reduce the impact on the environment. But I am against this because it still pollutes the environment and is not a renewable resource.

The local newspaper said that 14,000 people were in attendance that day. I was a volunteer at the rally. My mom and I had the job of canvassing the people in line who were there to see Barack Obama and ask them if they would like to volunteer over the upcomming weekend for the GOTV (Get Out The Vote) effort. We signed up 62 people in 1 hour.

While I didn't get the picture I was hoping for, the entire day was a really cool experience. One that I will remember for the rest of my life.

In fact this whole year will be one that I will remember for the rest of my life. I have met a lot of great people in his campaign and have had a lot of fun getting to experienceing first hand how our political process works.

Often people ask me what I want to be when I grow up. Since I was two years old, I always tell them, "I want to be President of the United States." I really do. I want to inspire people to do great things the way Senator Obama has inspired me.