The Obama campaign is unlike any other I've been in involved in. It really is a grass roots campaign. In all our years in politics, my husband and I have never seen a ground campaign like this one. I am reminded of the movie Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. At one point when they were being relentlessly pursued, one asks, "Who are these guys?" and the other responds, "These guys are good."
Thank God, because what it's going to come down to is registering voters and getting out the vote. We've only got six weeks.
Here's one thing you can do if you can spare the time to go to Ohio. Click on this link.
Read through the site. Go to Ohio for Golden Week and/or sponsor a van. If fully funded, the campaign expects to bank 10,000 early votes for Obama in Ohio. We need each and every one of them. These votes won't be lost to bad weather, bad machines or questionable Election Day practices.
The following is a site where anyone in the country can find out how to get an absentee ballot. Students may be at colleges and universities in states other than where they are registered. THEY MUST GET THEIR ABSENTEE BALLOTS. Please send this to every student you know and ask them to do the same. Send it out as far and wide as you can.
our new one-stop voter registration website.
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