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calteacherguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 06:31 PM
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Turning towards Hope: A Precinct Captain in Iowa switches to Obama.
Edited on Fri Dec-14-07 06:32 PM by calteacherguy
My name is Susan Klopfer, and I was a big Hillary Clinton supporter when this race started. I got involved early on, licking stamps, stuffing envelopes, and doing what volunteers do. But Ive been really disappointed lately to see all these attacks shes been making on Barack Obama.

When her campaign went after Barack for saying he wanted to be president in kindergarten, I thought: Now this is really silly, what is this campaign coming to?

Making these kinds of negative attacks just isnt what Iowans are interested in. Were interested in what candidates are going to do about the big challenges we face, whether its universal health care, fighting global climate change, or ending this war in Iraq.

So I kept seeing this disconnect because the candidate I was supporting wasnt focused on the same things I was focused on. And I finally said no, Im not going to stay a supporter of hers anymore. So yesterday, I pulled her campaign sign out of my front lawn and put a Barack Obama sign in its place.

It was always hard for me to support another candidate, but not anymore. Barack Obama doesnt believe in negative campaigning. Hes focused on whats really important bringing Americans together so we can finally solve our problems.

So today, Im proud to call myself an Obama supporter. And I hope youll share my story with anyone you think is also tired of silly attacks, and interested in bringing about real change.


video here...
http://iowa.barackobama.com/page/community/post_group/I...
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jenmito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 06:33 PM
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1. I saw the video played on MSNBC. I bet a lot of people agree with her.
Thanks for posting it!
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BeyondGeography Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 07:15 PM
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10. Glad it got that kind of exposure
:thumbsup:
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msongs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 06:40 PM
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2. hope - the resurrection is at hand, praise obama, we must embrace him without questioning nt
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calteacherguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 06:43 PM
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3. Who said that? nt
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IADEMO2004 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 06:53 PM
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4. "The Life of Brian"?
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calteacherguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 07:01 PM
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7. Oh yeah...
That's it!
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ruggerson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 06:58 PM
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5. Didn't we see a farewell post from you like a week ago?
n/t
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calteacherguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 07:00 PM
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6. No, I just said I'd be gone for awhile. nt
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ruggerson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 07:07 PM
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8. Gotcha - welcome back
n/t
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Bodhi BloodWave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 07:09 PM
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9. Welcome back
Always nice to have one of the more sane/sensible persons on here again
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Evergreen Emerald Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 08:22 PM
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13. lol
...
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Evergreen Emerald Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 08:09 PM
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11. someone should look into that--I'll bet she is a plant.
Edited on Fri Dec-14-07 08:09 PM by Evergreen Emerald
something is fishy.
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calteacherguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 08:12 PM
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12. LOL.
Edited on Fri Dec-14-07 08:12 PM by calteacherguy
I do appreciate your sense of humor.
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