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Helene from Youngstown: a Parent for Obama

9 month-old Nathan recently became an Internet sensation when the adorable moment above was captured.

Nathan’s mother, Helene, couldn’t be more thrilled:

“My husband had never seen me look so happy and excited in his entire life. It was just an amazing feeling, an amazing moment. The thing you could really tell when he was holding the baby is that he’s is a father. I said this to my husband immediately after. You can tell he’s a dad—he has a way with children. It was genuine and he really connects with kids.”

Helene has supported President Obama every step of the way, but now has the future of her son to think about:

“I want my son to have and believe in an America that doesn’t leave people behind. I don’t want my son to grow up in an America where the poor starve because of a lack of healthcare—it’s inconceivable to me that there could be an America where folks are left hungry or without adequate care.”

Helene is concerned about what a Romney presidency would mean for Nathan’s future:

“If he wins in November, he would try and dismantle healthcare, and I worry about that for my son’s sake. I like that he can be covered by our family’s insurance until he’s 26, and that if he doesn’t have a job where he makes a ton of money he can still get affordable healthcare. And I don’t like trickle down economics: I believe that a strong middle class drives economic growth and America.”

Helene’s still excited about the event to this day:

“We will always have that photograph and that moment—it’ll be part of our family forever, and Nathan is definitely going to be a life long Obama supporter.”

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