Obamas name-drop First Daughters along the trail

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President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, daughters Malia, right, and Sasha walk across the square from the White House to St. John's Episcopal Church for Easter service in Washington Sunday, April 8, 2012.
President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, daughters Malia, right, and Sasha walk across the square from the White House to St. John's Episcopal Church for Easter service in Washington Sunday, April 8, 2012.
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President Obama’s young daughters do not appear on the political scene often. After all, they’re both under the age of 14, but that hasn’t stopped the president or the first lady from referencing their kids on the campaign trail, reports NBC’s Kristen Welker for The Today Show.

The report notes that the president has mentioned his daughters in several campaign speeches, as well as during his May announcement supporting gay marriage. At the time, he said his daughters, Malia and Sasha, have friends with gay parents.

Michelle Obama choked up when mentioning her daughters during an appearance for her husband’s re-election campaign in Colorado this week. “I think about the world I want to leave for them, and for all our sons and daughters,” she said.

President Barack Obama holding hands with his daughters Malia, left, and Sasha, right, leave Sea Life Park, a marine wildlife park, with family friends, Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011, in Waimanalo, Hawaii.

The five adult sons of Republican contender for president Mitt Romney regularly appear alongside their father at campaign events, as well as participate in other campaign appearances and correspondence to supporters. Earlier this week, all five appeared together on Conan O’Brien.

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Obamas name-drop First Daughters along the trail

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