SS on the Scene: Obama Campaign Trail

Syreeta on the Scene / September 26, 2012

This past weekend was packed with great events, one of which was a meet and greet with First Lady Michelle Obama’s brother, Craig Robinson. Philly has history with Robinson who was drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers in the fourth round of the 1983 NBA draft. Currently in his fourth season as head coach of Oregon State men’s basketball team, Robison took the time to assist the Obama’s in the campaign trail.

In the small Obama Campaign office located on Ogontz Ave. right across the street from State Representative Dwight Evan’s office, an intimate crowd gathered to hear Robinson speak. He mainly focused on topics such as:

– the Obama Campaign’s voter registration efforts

–; “a one stop shop for answers to questions voters in any state might have, including: registration deadlines and what they need to bring to the polls”

– President Obama’s fight to “restore the middle class and protect the interest of the low-income families”

Some might wonder why Robinson is on the campaign trail. Yes, he’s the FLOTUS’ brother but is that enough to interact with the public and relay the president’s message at such a crucial time?

When you’ve graduated from Princeton with a degree in sociology and also have your MBA in Finance from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, I’d say so. That tells me that at minimal there’s a great chance he has an enhanced understanding of the trivial issues at hand and how the mishandling of them can vastly effect our society.

Being that I’m a recent college graduate, I had to ask him about the role that college students play in this election.

Check out his response below:

The event turned out nicely–although I would have liked to see more of our younger generation in attendance. So I’ll leave you all with this…



In the meantime, check out snapshots from the meet and greet below:

-Sincerely Syreeta

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