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Fri Oct 12, 2012, 11:26 PM

My mom in NC got called by an Obama campaign volunteer today

She lives in a rural part of the state that doesn't get much attention.

She's not usually into politics but told the volunteer who called that she appreciated the call and she's going to vote for Obama. Then she was asked if she would volunteer to do what the person on the phone was doing. She said yes!

My mom has never volunteered for a campaign in her life. And now she will be making calls to GOTV for President Obama!

Had to share because it made my night. Team Obama is committed to winning NC, and now my mom is helping.





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Reply My mom in NC got called by an Obama campaign volunteer today (Original post)
Politicub Oct 2012 OP
writes3000 Oct 2012 #1
Politicub Oct 2012 #3
Indpndnt Oct 2012 #2
Tarheel_Dem Oct 2012 #4
Lex Oct 2012 #5
JackN415 Oct 2012 #6
DisabledAmerican Oct 2012 #7
Cha Oct 2012 #8
Politicub Oct 2012 #9
freshwest Oct 2012 #10
KT2000 Oct 2012 #11
Paka Oct 2012 #12
trailmonkee Oct 2012 #13
Astazia Oct 2012 #14
barbtries Oct 2012 #15
ProfessionalLeftist Oct 2012 #16
Tiggeroshii Oct 2012 #17
Tigress DEM Oct 2012 #18
Politicub Oct 2012 #41
malaise Oct 2012 #19
Ishoutandscream2 Oct 2012 #20
Left Brain Oct 2012 #21
underthematrix Oct 2012 #22
unapatriciated Oct 2012 #23
SaveAmerica Oct 2012 #39
Politicub Oct 2012 #42
skeewee08 Oct 2012 #24
maddiemom Oct 2012 #25
Politicub Oct 2012 #44
tantric_nun Oct 2012 #26
Tennessee Gal Oct 2012 #27
tantric_nun Oct 2012 #28
Lex Oct 2012 #31
treestar Oct 2012 #29
treestar Oct 2012 #30
liberal N proud Oct 2012 #32
Ninga Oct 2012 #33
tweeternik Oct 2012 #34
thecrow Oct 2012 #35
Buddaman Oct 2012 #36
mnhtnbb Oct 2012 #37
SaveAmerica Oct 2012 #38
Politicub Oct 2012 #43
SaveAmerica Oct 2012 #45
femrap Oct 2012 #40
SunSeeker Oct 2012 #46

Response to Politicub (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2012, 11:27 PM

1. Love this post! Tell your mom we said thank you!

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Response to writes3000 (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 12, 2012, 11:38 PM

3. I had no idea she was this excited. Reminded me about

how much passion is out there to reelect the President.

Never thought she would do this in a million years.

I think the debate last night was the spark that lit the fuse.

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Response to Politicub (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2012, 11:28 PM

2. That's great! Kudos to your mom.

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Response to Politicub (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2012, 11:45 PM

4. Good for Mom!

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Response to Politicub (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2012, 11:49 PM

5. Big kudos to your Mom. Obama has a great ground game in NC

from all appearances.


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Response to Politicub (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2012, 11:49 PM

6. Best wishes to your mom

 

and thank her

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Response to Politicub (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2012, 11:58 PM

7. It's always about Getting out the vote Best wishes and glad to hear

 

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Response to Politicub (Original post)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 12:07 AM

8. Your post gave me Sweet Chills, Politicub!

Thanks for Posting and bless your Mama!



Anecdotal..I love it!

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Response to Cha (Reply #8)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 12:09 AM

9. Thank you :)

I'm still a little stunned.

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Response to Politicub (Original post)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 12:09 AM

10. Brought a tear to my eye. Great story, we always need these. Thanks.

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Response to Politicub (Original post)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 12:17 AM

11. Thank your mom for all of us! n/t

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Response to Politicub (Original post)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 12:48 AM

12. Kudos to both you and your mom.

Tell her thank you from all of us here at DU.

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Response to Politicub (Original post)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 01:02 AM

13. done deal!! tell your mom she's going to help win it....

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Response to Politicub (Original post)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 01:14 AM

14. Tell your Mom that not only does she ROCK...she ROCKED the vote!

Thank your Mom for all of us! My Nana was a poll volunteer in the 70s & 80s, while she was a senior citizen who was also herself in her 70s & 80s. She passed when she was in her late 90s.

We all have such a capacity for good & your Mom is a shining example for us all.

Thank you for updating us about the NC GOTV activities.

This is yet another way we can see how important a great ground game truly is.

Your post reminds us all how very important this election is for Americans of all ages.

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Response to Politicub (Original post)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 01:27 AM

15. and she's in a rural area where

she'll have a chance to really change a lot of minds! that's so great!
it just feels so important anymore. ever since gw became president without winning and the republicans went off the rails into the dark ages.

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Response to Politicub (Original post)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 01:28 AM

16. Please thank her for us! n/t

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Response to Politicub (Original post)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 02:25 AM

17. YESSS!!! WINNING!

=D

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Response to Politicub (Original post)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 12:32 PM

18. Go MAMA for OBAMA!! nt

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Response to Tigress DEM (Reply #18)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 08:18 PM

41. :)

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Response to Politicub (Original post)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 12:41 PM

19. Sweet as...!

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Response to Politicub (Original post)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 12:55 PM

20. I know this is based on anecdotal evidence

And I'm trying to be as realistic as possible - but stories like these do give me hope. I really, really think Barack and Joe will take NC. Tell your momma thanks.

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Response to Politicub (Original post)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 02:24 PM

21. Politicub, that story, and your mama,

are inspirational! Thank you.

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Response to Politicub (Original post)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 02:46 PM

22. I love stories about sane people because

it tells me they live in the small towns, suburbia and the big urban centers. Honestly, VeepBiden had it right when he looked into the camera and said "USE YOUR COMMON SENSE" That's what your mom and I have in common. Voting for PBO and DEMS all down ticket is simply common sense.

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Response to Politicub (Original post)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 02:51 PM

23. That's fantastic.

We wil be moving to Wilmington,NC on the 26th. Too late to register so will be early voting next week here in Georgia for the Prez.

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Response to unapatriciated (Reply #23)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 06:32 PM

39. Visited Wilmington over the summer and loved it!!

Down by the river is so cute, we would have loved to spend more time there.

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Response to unapatriciated (Reply #23)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 08:21 PM

42. I live in GA now, but was happy when my home state went blue in 2008.

I believe it can happen again!

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Response to Politicub (Original post)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 02:59 PM

24. WTG Mom!!!!!

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Response to Politicub (Original post)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 03:47 PM

25. As a local volunteer in the Obama campaign, I know that reaching out this way is a major plan.

Nothing phony about it. Issues needing to be addressed are duly noted and compiled. A lot of voters really need to vent and often ask what they can do to help. My understanding is that the Romney campaign is not reaching out in any way to the average voter.

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Response to maddiemom (Reply #25)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 08:29 PM

44. It was an eye opener for me - the Obama campaign is absolutely committed to winning NC

I live in GA, and neither campaign has been doing a lot of advertising. Thankfully I live in a blue oasis in this red state.



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Response to tantric_nun (Reply #26)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 03:53 PM

27. Joined today and 10 posts. nt

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Response to Tennessee Gal (Reply #27)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 03:53 PM

28. And what? Still more on top of things!

 

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Response to tantric_nun (Reply #28)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 03:56 PM

31. Soon you will be dead, Jim.

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Response to Tennessee Gal (Reply #27)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 03:55 PM

29. This one is still live!

Wondering how long they last, as this is the first one I've been online to notice when it started its short stay!

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Response to Politicub (Original post)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 03:56 PM

30. Go Mom!

Bet that makes you feel great!

:kick:

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Response to Politicub (Original post)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 04:07 PM

32. That is awesome

Great story!

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Response to Politicub (Original post)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 04:59 PM

33. Yea Mom!

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Response to Politicub (Original post)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 05:05 PM

34. Good for your Mom!

Hope it's a great experience for her. Just over 3 weeks left ... let's win this thing! Fired up and ready to go!!

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Response to Politicub (Original post)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 05:14 PM

35. Thank you, Politibearmom!!

Being as you are Politicub, that is?
I applaud her!

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Response to Politicub (Original post)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 06:01 PM

36. Get 'er done

Keep the faith....my blessings to your mom

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Response to Politicub (Original post)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 06:04 PM

37. Yeah for your mom! You bet we are committed!

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Response to Politicub (Original post)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 06:30 PM

38. Your Mom IS Team Obama!! Sweet!! Which area is she in? Near Charlotte?

down east? Asheville? NC is really really active!

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Response to SaveAmerica (Reply #38)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 08:24 PM

43. Western part of the state

About two hours west of Asheville. Doesn't that rock?

I think the Obama ground game is our October surprise.

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Response to Politicub (Reply #43)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 08:43 PM

45. Yes it does!! and that's a good way to think of it!

Democrats are the October surprise! And when Obama wins even after they've lied, tried to steal votes, tried to keep people from voting, harassed people, and only registered Republicans it is going to be a sweet sweet day.

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Response to Politicub (Original post)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 08:06 PM

40. My mom used to volunteer, too....

 

then her health took a turn for the worse. But she still sends a bit of money and loves to hear me rant about the Repugnants and Mi$$ RobMe. We are the only Dems in the family. I took her Obama and Sherrod Brown yard signs.

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Response to Politicub (Original post)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 10:55 PM

46. Thank your mom for her service to her country!

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