David Winkler-Schmit is at the UNO town hall awaiting President Barack Obama's arrival, where he met New Orleanian Karen Mason and her daughter Christine, who is a student at Tulane.
Karen applied online for the tickets and was excited when she got the email telling her she was successful. I think this president is the best thing in this country in decades and I'm hoping he will change some of the problems in this country, she said, citing health care as one of her top priorities.
Christine was similarly ebullient. Growing up during the Bush administration, Obama is the first real change we've seen," she said. "He's more representative of our [generation's] sentiment and he's the first person I ever voted for.