|It's good to be a swing state
||[Oct. 29th, 2008|08:33 pm]
Obama came to Raleigh yesterday to Get Out The Vote for NC, and I was there!
I signed up to volunteer for the event and at 7:30am carpooled into the city with a group of women who have been regular volunteers for a long time. They instantly adopted me as one of there own and instructed me to stick with them, which turned out to be a good move. We worked the "VIP" section and ended up getting pretty close to the podium for the speech. Not that I had a great view, mind you, because everyone was standing for the outdoor event. I never get to see much if there's even one row of people in front of me, but I did catch several glimpses whenever those in front of me leaned in just the right way. Next time: work the disabilities section because they get to sit down :-)
Anyway, there was about 28,000 people, lots of energy, and lots of fun. It's neat to witness future history.