In August of 2007, candidate Barack Obama did a high profile "walk a day in the shoes" of California homecare worker Pauline Beck. The SEIU's video of the event showed Obama bantering with her family at the kitchen table, and Beck was later given a speaking slot at the 2008 Democratic National Convention.
"Senator Obama spent the day in my shoes," Beck told the convention to cheers, adding that she knew he would never forget that day.
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