MAY 4, 2008 1:29 PM EST
REFLECTIONS ON CAMPAIGNING IN NORTH CAROLINA…... We’ve had some time to get some rest last night, after working the precincts over in the outskirts of Charlotte, yesterday. Wyllene and I walked street to street out in a suburb called Gastonia. There were pockets where we ran into neighbors out in the yards, some sitting on porches, with kids scattered all around, some leaning on fences chatting with their neighbors. One had an interesting mix of Black and Whites.
What conversations! What interest in the Obama shirts and buttons Wyllene and I had on. And, they all wanted to know what kind of guy he “really” is. We told them, of course. We might have embellished a bit-but not much. He REALLY is, all that. The kids, and there were dozens of them, just “glowed” when hearing about this guy who looked like them. They stared at the “picture buttons” both Wyllene and I wore proudly on our chests.
Their reaction did not go unnoticed by their parents.
It would be a shame and disgrace to try and deny this brilliant young man of hope and vision for change, for the sake of an old war horse who’s stuck with the past. What a letdown that would be for those kids, who represent our future.
We’ll write more later about the Awesome interview by Tim Russert of Obama, on Meet The Press. What questions-what answers!!!! Tim Russert is arguably the best political interviewer on the Planet. Barack Obama is the best candidate for President, we ever supported…
Gotta go back to work….