"There's something majestic about the President of the United States" (even though some can't stand his policies). Eliot Engel, a democrat who likes the president's policies, explains why congresspeople line up early to shake the president's hand. Obama will speak at 9 pm eastern. Supreme Courters get reserved seating. Others getting good seats with Michelle Obama: 8th-grader Ty’Sheoma Bethea, Leonard Abess Jr., a banker in Miami who shared $60 million in profits with his employees, Geneva Lawson, one of Abess' employees, and Lilly Ledbetter.