CHILD: Mommy, don't turn off the TV. I want to watch Charlie Rose and then Curious George.
MOTHER: Okay. You want to watch Charlie Rose?
MOTHER: Um, okay.
CHILD: Is that Barack Obama?
MOTHER: Yes, that is Barack Obama.
CHILD: Why is he called Barack Obama?
MOTHER: Does his name sound strange to you?
CHILD: Yes. It sounds cool.
MOTHER: It's an African name. His daddy was from Africa. That's why he has an African name. His Mommy was from Kansas, where Grandpa lives.
CHILD: Why is he talking on the TV?
MOTHER: He's running for President of the United States.
CHILD: He wants to be a president?
MOTHER: Yes. A whole bunch of people are running for President of the United States. There is a woman named Hilary Clinton. There is a man named John Edwards. There's a man named John McCain, and a man named Mitt Romney, and a man named Mike Huckabee, and a man named Fred Thompson. Do you remember seeing some of those other people on TV? When Mommy and Daddy were watching the debate?
MOTHER: They are all running for President of the United States, along with some other people, too, and it's up to us, the people who live in the United States, to think carefully about the people who want to be president and then choose which person will be the best president.
CHILD: Oh. We choose?
MOTHER: Yes, everyone in the country together gets to choose.
CHILD: Well, Barack Obama will be the best president.
MOTHER: Why do you think Barack Obama will be the best president?
CHILD: Because he is the best one.
MOTHER: But, why do you think he will be the best one? What do you like about him?
CHILD: He is just the best one. He is nice.
MOTHER: You think he seems nice when he talks on the TV?
CHILD: Yes. He looks nice. Also, I like to say his name.