Saturday, October 11, 2008

Daily Kos: I attended a McCain/Palin meeting

Recommended reading over at The Daily Kos, Florida4Obama tells of how he accidentally walked into his local Starbucks and ended up at a McCain/Palin Get Out the Vote! meeting.
Next they started talking about policy positions. This was quite amusing. They were all upset that Obama had voted for the bailout. Then, one of them said, "McCain supported it too." Then they talked about how upset they were about McCain's proposal to buy mortgages directly from homeowners. One of the gentlemen proclaimed, "McCain sounds like a socialist. You'd think he were a Democrat". At that point the other gentleman stated that he had thought of voting for Bob Barr. He opened his lap top and pulled up Barr's website for the others to see. They liked what they saw. One woman said that Barr was the "conservative that McCain used to be."
They went back to the fact that they all believed McCain would lose this election, but they were excited that Palin would probably run in 2012. They talked about the fact that their local "Victory Office" was so disorganized and the morale was low. Apparently one of the lead volunteer organizers walked out of the office yesterday and hasn't come back. They all feared they were wasting good time phonebanking and canvassing. They just couldn't believe this great country would elect "that man". They couldn't believe God would allow it. One woman even thought that God may be punishing the country by giving us Obama.

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