JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – To say she has seen a lot, is almost an understatement.
"Yeah, I sure did. I sure did,” she says with a smile.
Blanche Cobb is 112 years old. When she was born on Sept. 8, 1900, William McKinley was in office. Now 19 presidents later, on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Cobb watched Barack Obama get sworn in for the second time.
"Thank Jesus! Thank Jesus,” Cobb exclaimed.
At her age, it can often be tough to talk. But her enthusiasm on Monday was clear as day.
Cobb met President Obama last year and he now prominently decorates her living room. In her Northside home, she has everything from framed pictures and a T-shirt to a signed happy-birthday note wishing her “many more happy years as a supercentenarian.”
Cobb has been a registered voter in Duval County since March 23, 1946. She was 45 years old at the time.
"I voted for the Democrat,” she recalls.
According to her children, she has voted in every presidential election since Harry S. Truman was in office.
While this mother of 14 jokes she can’t keep track of all of her grandchildren, one thing she does know, and hopes to instill in others, is the power behind your right to vote.