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zulchzulu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-02-08 01:34 PM
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Heading to Des Moines to see the caucus right now
I'll be in Des Moines later today (around 7PM or so) and will see Barack Obama at an 11PM rally. I hope to have an assessment that I'll share in between my arrival and before the rally.

Any other DUers going to be there? PM me and I'll try to contact you.

I'm fired way the hell up and ready to go!

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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-02-08 01:37 PM
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1. Have a blast, zulchzulu! I hope you report back regularly!
:thumbsup:
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suston96 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-02-08 01:37 PM
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2. Good for you. I hope your expectations are filled...
But while you are there, I was just wondering, can you find out if there is a paper trail for the precinct caucus results?
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-02-08 01:38 PM
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3. Have fun and keep warm! nt
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Adelante Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-02-08 01:39 PM
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4. Have a great time and bring home the bacon! nt
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-02-08 01:49 PM
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5. Have fun out there!
I wish I could see it live. CSPAN will do.
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flpoljunkie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-02-08 01:51 PM
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6. Great to know you willl be there, zulchzulu! I eagerly look forward to your reports.
Edited on Wed Jan-02-08 01:52 PM by flpoljunkie
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youthere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-02-08 01:54 PM
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7. Too bad you'll be enjoying the caucus from Des Moines...
if you were further East, you could join some of the Iowa DU'ers in Cedar Rapids on Friday at our meetup!
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surfermaw Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-02-08 01:56 PM
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8. Please let us know what is happening ! and enjoy
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jefferson_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-02-08 02:00 PM
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9. Keep on fighting the good fight...for Hope, zulchzulu!
Edited on Wed Jan-02-08 02:00 PM by jefferson_dem
:thumbsup:!
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Nimrod2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-02-08 02:01 PM
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10. K
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Lucinda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-02-08 02:08 PM
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11. Have a great time. Bundle up!
Will be looking forward to hearing about it. :)
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zulchzulu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-02-08 08:23 PM
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12. It's 3 degrees here in Des Moines tonight
I'm at a motel by the airport...the town is totally booked solid. It is jammed here with all kinds of people, media, you name it...

Lots of signs for all the candidates along the way. Plenty of fellow drivers honking and doing thumbs-up with my Obama rally sign and bumper sticker. I even gave away a couple bumper stickers and some buttons at a gas station outside of Cedar Rapids. Despite the freezing weather and snow, this place is buzzing with activity.

I'm heading over to 4800 Aurora to see Barack Obama and friends with Scarlett Johannson! Woo hoo! I'll report on it when I get back...which may be tomorrow...

Gobama!



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1corona4u Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-02-08 08:26 PM
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13. Wow...you went all the way there to just see the caucus?
I'd just stay home if it were me. What's there to do, for an out of stater, or are you from Iowa?
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alteredstate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-02-08 08:37 PM
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17. He's been working as a volunteer
You must have missed his report from Iowa.
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1corona4u Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-02-08 08:38 PM
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19. I guess I did.
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tigereye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-02-08 08:38 PM
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18. how exciting!
Have a great time!
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zulchzulu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-03-08 09:04 AM
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20. It is crazy good times here!
I got to attend the event at Hoover High School last night and here's some of the video from the campaign:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbQNkWFUKfc

It was electric and absolutely jammed. There were a few undecideds that left waving rally signs. All kinds of people from all age groups and all ready to caucus today. People can't wait to vote! What a concept! :kick:

Now I'm off to get some breakfast and do some Obama work downtown. We are taking this thang to the finish line full speed!

Gobama!!!


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jefferson_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-03-08 09:07 AM
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21. Fired up! Ready to go!
Give us a "shout out" with updates when you can.

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itsrobert Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-02-08 08:29 PM
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14. Have fun while you can
Losing makes the ride home much longer.
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AtomicKitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-02-08 08:30 PM
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15. You are my hero.
;)
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alteredstate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-02-08 08:36 PM
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16. Have a safe trip and send us reports from the field!
You must be so excited!
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Scriptor Ignotus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-03-08 10:15 AM
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22. good luck - nt
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zulchzulu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-03-08 03:56 PM
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23. Taking a quick break before GOTV stuff
Edited on Thu Jan-03-08 03:58 PM by zulchzulu
I see DU is very busy with speculations and all that. My hat is off to all who are passionate about this country and care enough to support their candidate and see that we go in the correct direction.

The people I've run into here are just amazing. All walks of life, all ages, all fired up and ready to go. It is truly inspirational.

Going out in the streets, you find people supporting their candidates and doing what they can to get the caucus goers out tonight, just a few hours from now. No obvious bad vibes from anyone...people are too busy just getting it all finished up before the caucus starts.

There are so many media vans and reporters coming by to visit and film...I may be on TV somewhere with my homies. It just rocks.

I'm very proud of the Iowans here that really care about how they leave a mark on how the Presidential race gets started. They take it very seriously and, no matter who they support, I respect their passion to fulfill their democratic duty.

Sure, there are some people who don't care and from some of the phone banking, are just sick and tired of the whole thing. I can't blame them in some respect. But the people that are dealing with the harsh winter and getting it done are salt of the Earth hardcore Americans in the truest sense of the word. Sounds corny, but it is something to behold.

I'll pop back here after the 9PM party that starts at the Hy Vee. It's going to be a wild, wild ride!

Gobama!

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zulchzulu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-03-08 09:07 PM
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24. I am amazed
Using a buddy's blackberry... we WON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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zulchzulu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-04-08 12:16 AM
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25. It's like Mardi Gras at the Motel 6 here... somehow I'll get some sleep
One more brewski with fellow Obama supporters and it's some shuteye before arriving at work 5 hours away in Madison by Noon. Pass the Dutchie!

:party: :hippie: :toast: :bounce: :smoke: :beer: :hi: :kick: :headbang: :pals:


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