Rachel and I got to see President Obama speak at the convention center! I was on the right of the stage, by the Secret Service and sign language interpreter. It was awesome! He spoke for about 45 minutes and brought the house down talking about ending the Iraq war, repealing Don't Ask Don't Tell, and protecting women's rights to their own healthcare decisions. He loves Portland!
At the end of the speech, he walked around the whole perimeter of the room and smiled and thanked everyone for coming, and I was about the third person who got to shake hands with him! Just in the right place at the right time. Amazing!