As a consequence, Michiganders have been very connected to the campaign and to each other. One of the real benefits in being so connected is being able to organize campaign workers from far and away. This past weekend, a group of us from
Our group got to a staging center in the southern part of the city. In appreciation for our being there, our assignment coordinator was in tears. We tried to explain we were there to help ourselves. We want this primary season to over. Nonetheless, her tears continued as she gave us our assignments. We completely covered all of Precinct 607, a largely working class and African American community with a few Latinos. The reception was great. The walking was therapeutic. On the other hand, there were a lot of vacant houses – just guessing 1 of 3 or 1 of 4. Overwhelmingly, the support was for Obama. I did have one African American woman who seemed to be in her 30s, proudly tell me that she had early voted – for Hillary. She did not explain and I did not argue.
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He was great and the crowd loved him. The crowd was not only enthusiastic as a whole but that enthusiasm was cutting across races, ages, you name it, they were all there. I missed a most fantastic picture. Some times I just don’t think like a photographer. There was this very elderly silver-haired white lady who looked like a whole lot of money and who could hardly walk with her cane needing assistance was ushered to the front of the line.
Of course the real highlight of our day was our connecting with Obama as members of this crowd. Two of the group were almost on the front row. Two others us, including yours truly, got the shake his hand. I never thought I’d be able to shake Barack’s hand. It was a day to remember and I did take lots of pictures. I cannot vouch them since I have not seen them. Nonetheless, I took lots of shots just hoping. We loved it. And we are hoping we DO NOT have to go to
Following the inspiration of our working group leader and the urgency of these primaries: Angela Haddad, Blaine Stevenson and I (