~ photographing actor, sean astin

Sean Astin, actor, most widely known as Samwise Gamgee in Lord of the Rings, Mikey Walsh in the Goonies, and other movies (check out his IMDB page), director, writer, and Hillary Clinton endorser was in North Carolina the other day speaking about Hillary’s ideas and visions if she were to be elected as president and why he stands behind her beliefs.

Someone brought their Lord of the Rings novel with them for Sean to sign, I kind of wish I thought to bring my Lord of the Rings DVD’s šŸ™‚ :

Though I did get his signature on a Hillary Clinton poster:

and thanks to AJ who took this picture of Sean and I:

You can check out his website at http://www.seanastin.com/

~ photographing barack obama

Senator Barack Obama was in Raleigh today for a town hall meeting. There were 2000 tickets available and within a few hours were already given out. Obama’s goal was to ‘focus on the economy and his commitment to investing in middle class families’ and then answered questions from the audience

handing the mic to a 4th grader who won his class election and asked Obama what he could to to become president one day. Obama said jovially, “I should ask you some questions . . . you’ve already won”:

I would have to say, this is a classic Obama (SmiLe):

I love the feeling of this photo:

-> News and Observer Photos HERE

-> Getty Images HERE

~ Michelle Obama in North Carolina

There were a Lot of people that showed up to see Barack Obama’s wife speak last night:

Michelle is a very good speaker, and the campaign was able to keep the crowd pumped up. She was able to relate to the ‘every day people’.

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Afterwards she spent time greeting supporters, shaking hands, signing autographs, and one guy had her sign the back of his cell phone.

~ Chelsea Clinton

Very sweet, soft spoken Chelsea Clinton was in Raleigh and Durham North Carolina campaigning for her mom, Senator Hillary Clinton answering questions and re-emphasizing what her moms visions for the future are.

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I love the simplicity of this photo . . .

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I have a photo of Chelsea and I that someone is sending me and I will update this post with that photo when I get it šŸ™‚
Updated 4/1/08:Ā  Thanks so Susannah who had her point and shoot camera with her and was able to send me this photo!
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~ Bill Clinton in North Carolina

It was so great to see Bill Clinton on Friday March 21st campaigning for his wife Hillary Clinton. He is a great speaker and it’s such a great opportunity to meet and see him up close and personal.

News media showed up early, around 11:00am to stat covering the story

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the 12:00 live news coverage

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See the Whole Speech Here: http://video.yahoo.com/watch/2244310/7081476

Here he was shaking hands of the people that came up after the speech

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There were about 200 people outside that were unable to get inside to see Bill Clinton speak, but were able to hear him speak over the public broadcast system. Here they are waiting for Bill to come outside

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I found me on YouTube from the event!

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afterwards, some people were interviewed

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ABC 11 Video: http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/media?id=6036050

My mom got his signature on the only book she had with her

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News and Observer Article: http://www.newsobserver.com/politics/story/1009276.html
N&O Short Video Clips: http://videos.newsobserver.com/?a=player&id=1784407

The Raleigh Chronicle Article: http://www.raleigh2.com/default.asp?sourceid=&smenu=1&twindow=&mad=&sdetail=692&wpage=1&skeyword=&sidate=&ccat=&ccatm=&restate=&restatus=&reoption=&retype=&repmin=&repmax=&rebed=&rebath=&subname=&pform=&sc=2502&hn=raleigh2&he=.com