President Obama personalized his campaign speeches this week with anecdotes about his children, culminating in the declaration that he sees his family in every American family.
“I told you I would wake up every single day, fighting as hard as I knew how for you, to make your lives a little bit better, to give you more of a fighting shot to succeed and live our your dreams,” Obama said in Pittsburgh today. “And I made that promise because I saw myself in you. In your grandparents, I see my grandparents. In your children, I see Malia and Sasha. And I’ve kept that promise.”
Obama has increasingly deployed his daughters in the campaign — mentioning them in speeches and featuring them in two campaign videos this year. ““Children have a kind of humanizing impact, and that’s really what Obama needs,” Tom Jensen, of the Democratic polling firm, Public Policy Polling, told McClatchy Newspapers.