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Response to Tarheel_Dem (Reply #137)

Thu Jan 29, 2015, 03:33 AM

154. If you knew how many, many hours I worked to get Obama elected.

In the Kerry campaign, I not only worked locally but traveled to two states other than my own to help make sure all the votes were counted.

Liking Hillary is not a litmus test for being a Democrat.

No one can challenge my claim to be a Democrat. I have attended my state convention as a delegate, served as an officer in my local Democratic Club, knocked on doors, hung reminders to vote on doors, registered voters. tabeled for candidates (if you don't know what that means, it means I have often stood at a table, registered voters and campaigned for Democratic candidates) -- the works. I was first active in the 1972 McGovern campaign when I was young. But I wore a Stevenson button long before that when I was in grade school.

So if your skepticism concerns my Democratic affiliation. forget it. I'm sure there are Democrats who have done more than I have. But most of them were paid for it.

Woops! I have to correct my account. I traveled to a distant state during the Kerry campaign, but only one state. The other time that I traveled to watch the polls and insure that all were allowed to vote was in 2008 when I volunteered for the Obama campaign. During the Obama campaign in 2008, I woke at 5 a.m. on election day, worked steadily throughout the day at the polls, making sure everyone got to vote, left when the polls closed, ate and fell into bed, exhausted. I was so happy when my daughter called waking me up to tell me Obama had won. I did not expect any result until at least the next morning.

As I said, don't waste skepticism on me.

I do not want Hillary Clinton to be our candidate. I think she has too much baggage and is too close to people on Wall Street. Obama has had enough trouble with that.

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