A little local example of what we face in the election (Tampa)
My local Obama for president office is based in a series of trailers. They have done really well with them, decorating them well, and making them comfortable, but they are still trailers. These trailers are outside a new shopping center. When I was given directions, they made a point of saying that I did not want to go into the shopping center proper. I kind of wondered, but I thought, ok, with all the construction going on there, that makes sense.
Well, I found it, but I walked into the shopping center afterword, since it has my local Starbucks. Well oddly enough, the executive offices of the company nearest them had enough "Romney for president" signs that it could pass for the local Romney headquarters. Every window had big blue signs, coming out of their nice comfy offices. It does not help that this center has a full charter school opneing up, and has the congressional offices for the local Republican, Moody Bible insitute educated, rep for congress.
My local "liberal" paper,the St.Pete Times, put it this way
"RIVERVIEW — At first glance, it appears President Barack Obama's re-election campaign will enter enemy territory when Organizing for America opens a campaign office at the Winthrop Town Centre this week."
But then, I take heart, because the fact that we fight even when NOT in the comfy offices means we have the spirit, and more imprtantly, that we have LOST the fear.