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Today I decided to phone bank. I made 40 calls to Indiana, and 30 calls to North Carolina.

Of the calls to Indiana, six were unanswered, two leaning Obama, one a Clinton voter, and the rest were Obama supporters.  

Of the calls to North Carolina, three were unanswered, four undecided...three leaning Obama, three for Clinton, and the rest were for Obama.

Not one person asked me about Rev. Wright.  Not one person asked about the flag pin.  Not one person asked about Ayers.

They were concerned about gas prices.  They were concerned about jobs.  They were concerned about health care.  They were concerned about getting out of Iraq. Three said they watched Obama on Fox and liked what they heard.  Five said they saw Obama playing basketball and thought it was great how he is involving young kids in his campaign to GOTV.

None of these people are sitting around with tin foil hats on, wringing their hands like nervous Nellies over Rev. Wright.  Fourteen asked how they could help.  I told them phone banking or canvassing their areas would be a great help.  The weather in the part of Indiana I called is like in northern IL today, rainy, so a few said they would try phone banking through Obama's website.  A few in North Carolina said they would go talk to their neighbors after dinner tonight.

So, it was a good day.  The Obama voters were excited about him. A few of the North Carolina people commented about by "Yankee" accent, but it was in good fun.  Really, very nice people all around today.

I did not watch the MSM overload on Rev. Wright and Obama.  After seeing how many blogs were written on here today, no wonder they keep talking about it!  Wheeeeeee!

UPDATE:  Did you know that Obama is hoping for one million phonecalls to the primary States by May 6?  Thanks for the link PointGuard.


Originally posted to hyper on Mon Apr 28, 2008 at 04:25 PM PDT.


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  •  Tipped and recommended (3+ / 0-)
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    aimeeinkc, joy sinha, Student Guy

    That's exactly what we should be doing

    An' when they was no meat we ate fowl. An'when they was no fowl we ate crawdad. An' when they was no crawdad to be foun', we ate San'. -- Moses

    by Fairy Tale on Mon Apr 28, 2008 at 04:27:14 PM PDT

  •  thank you for bringing clarity here (3+ / 0-)
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    aimeeinkc, Student Guy, Fairy Tale

    What's madness but nobility of the soul at odds with circumstance?

    by slinkerwink on Mon Apr 28, 2008 at 04:28:21 PM PDT

  •  Thank you! It was (1+ / 0-)
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    Student Guy

    actually fun to do today.

    I am significant to Obama. I am insignificant to Clinton.

    by hyper on Mon Apr 28, 2008 at 04:34:21 PM PDT

  •  This from the Obama Blog today (8+ / 0-)

    From a newbie caller named Joan...

    Oh my goodness. I made my first two calls. The first one was a wrong number and the second one I actually got someone!!!! I was so very nervous (I told her she was my first person). My voice was shaking ... I was on the verge of tears and then — I started telling her why I was for Obama. Everything changed. I started asking her questions like "why are you leaning towards Obama?" She said she had read his autobiography and she liked his diverse nature. Then I went on about truthfulness. I said I wanted my children and grandchildren to know what it was like to have an honest president.

    ... Upon leaving she said that almost certainly she AND her husband were going to vote for Obama and thanked ME for the phone call.

    One down, perhaps it will be easier with the next!

    Wanted to let you know how the phone calls are going now.

    ... My last call made my day. I called and she softly said "I'm a Republican." I said that's OK. She then said "I'm voting for Obama." I just about died. Tears came to my eyes. I said "Thank you," then told her why I too am voting for Obama and that I thought I would NEVER be on a phone calling people, but I realize just how important of an election this is. She laughed. If we could have hugged we would have! Great call!!

    I wanted to tell all of you who are scared silly to call that after my first nervous breakdown on my first call I became pretty good at this. I actually LOVE talking to answering machines. I give quite a message there! I tell them I am 57 years old and according to stats I should be in the Clinton camp but I'm not. I am for Obama for my three kids and three grandkids. I've never been politically active before, but after seeing the mess we are in I thought it was needed. I support Obama because he is truthful and willing and wanting to be bipartisan. We need to set an example for my kids and grandkids. Obama will change the way DC is run like no other candidate, past or present, etc. Then I thank them for listening and say "good day."

    Hey folks, after one nervous breakdown calling it's really not that bad! If I can do it anyone can! Pick up that phone and Go! Go! Go!

    (I feel like I accomplished something today!)

    Obama's Blog

  •  let me str8'n my tin foil hat (1+ / 0-)
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    and tip and rec you right quick.

    **retreats back under my bed**

    Using Hillary's Logic, IF my Aunt had balls she'd be my Uncle.

    by Ambboogie on Mon Apr 28, 2008 at 05:22:42 PM PDT

  •  Do you know what part of IN you were calling? (1+ / 0-)
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    Student Guy

    It would be awesome if you could let us know which area code.

  •  260 area code (1+ / 0-)
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    Student Guy

    I am significant to Obama. I am insignificant to Clinton.

    by hyper on Mon Apr 28, 2008 at 05:37:44 PM PDT

  •  Today (0+ / 0-)

    I got my ass kicked by a neuroscience test, but on Friday I am done with finals and I'll be on the phone calling the good people of IN and NC.

    Yes We Can,

    We can win this, but we need to get off the bench and step up.

    My state rep didn't win in first race by worrying he won by getting out and meeting people, by having his volunteers get out and knock on doors, by out working his opponent.

    We have a chance to elect someone who will listen to the American people, let's get off the bench and take down the machine...

    John McCain: wrong on Iraq, wrong on abortion, wrong on the economy, hell he wrong for this country.

    by Student Guy on Mon Apr 28, 2008 at 05:42:18 PM PDT

  •  Good luck on the rest of (0+ / 0-)

    your tests!

    Yep, you don't see Obama hiding from all this.  He's out there meeting and talking to the people.

    I am significant to Obama. I am insignificant to Clinton.

    by hyper on Mon Apr 28, 2008 at 05:48:17 PM PDT

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