Chad, Katy, and I first met as campers at a progressive Unitarian Universalist camp in the mountains of western North Carolina (which we hope will soon be a bluish state!). We didn’t shoot BB guns at this camp – we gave each other back massages and lived by the values of respect, tolerance, sustainability, and service. Further, we learned to approach life with incredible joy and energy. These values have shaped our lives individually and collectively and led us to volunteer for Barack Obama’s presidential campaign. In Barack we see the summer camp counselor who could bring out the best in a group of angsty teenagers. In Barack Obama we see a leader who inspires, respects, engages, thinks, and asks for those same qualities in others. We will be proud to have him as President.