North Korean propagandists can’t hold a candle to the Obama campaign.
Paula on her meal with the President — BarackObama.com
“I could feel the energy shift, and then he came walking through the door. The thing I was immediately aware of is what a warm welcome we got from President Obama. He immediately leveled the playing field, because he communicated with us about the things that mattered to us personally. I realized this was less about questions we would ask him and more about average citizens just sitting there, having these exchanges, talking about what was important to us—our family, our work, our country.
“At one point he started talking about the first time he was in an auto factory and how much things have changed since then, and he said, ‘You must have seen some of those changes, Paula.’ And I realized: It’s true—today, auto factories are much more state-of-the-art and energy efficient, and it’s a quiet operation unless you’re in the stamping plant. He just had such an astute interest in each of us individually.”
Wyndi: Sitting next to the President — BarackObama.com
The Monday after her meal with President Obama, Wyndi was still reeling.
“My feet haven’t even hit the ground yet,” she said. “It was unbelievable. It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience, just like I anticipated it would be.”
“All the advice I’d gotten from family and friends was to live in the moment,” she added. “That was the best advice anyone could have given me: just take all of it in so you don’t forget it. In some ways it felt like it went really fast, and in other ways it just flowed perfectly.”