Bob Wilson - Rockingham Democrats
" I can't remember the last time we had a national campaign office in Harrisonburg."
" Get to know our candidate... "
He challenged supporters to respond to their friends and neighbors questions about Barack.
Alan Finks - Harrrisonburg Democrats
"Great Candidates from Top to Bottom!
Old story: Republicans and Democrats are like the automatic transmission shifter in your car... "D" is for DRIVING forward, "R" is for REVERSE, going backwards!
This campaign will put us (Shenandoah Valley) on the map!"
Mitch Stewart - State Director - Virginia for Obama
He spoke about the long road from the Iowa Caucuses... working last summer in the small towns of Iowa. Winning over voters one person at a time. That successful campaign was about friends reaching out to friends, neighbors to neighbors - a true grassroots effort - many individuals sacrificing their time to support the Obama campaign.
" We opened 20 campaign headquarters across Virgina today!"
"... too much is at stake... we need to see it through!"
A very diverse crowd of area Democrats responded loudly and enthusiastically,
"YES WE CAN!"General consensus, of all I talked to: This year is a very different year in local and national politics. Local Democrats are seeing an unprecedented surge in support for Democratic candidates. With Barack Obama and Mark Warner on the ticket -- they are expecting a record turn-outs on November 4th. More than hope, they believe we will see Virginia turn Blue for the first time since 1964.
update 11:38pm - Great video of Mitch Stewart by finnegan at hburgnews
(see you soon SAW Democrats... wink, wink)
update 7/21, 9:16pm
LATE BREAKING NEWS!!! Obama headquarters to open in Staunton this Saturday July 26 !
make that August 2nd