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The Adventures of Diva Rachel: Obama Campaign Day 7: Do You Want Obama Swag?

There is a steady stream of Obama supporters who drop into the office to ask for a lawn sign or a bumper sticker.

If I had a dollar for every Obama supporter who walks in asking for a lawn sign, I'd be richer than Mitt Romney.

In 2008, field offices had lawn signs . . . → Read More: The Adventures of Diva Rachel: Obama Campaign Day 7: Do You Want Obama Swag?

The Adventures of Diva Rachel: Obama Campaign Day 6 : fits and starts

Quick observations.

There is no pho in Detroit suburban area. They don’t even know what pho is. I am trying not to cry.

Heard during the phone-bank I coordinated today: “Did you see the President on The View today”. “No, I missed it”. “It was taped yesterday in NYC and both him and Michelle were . . . → Read More: The Adventures of Diva Rachel: Obama Campaign Day 6 : fits and starts

The Adventures of Diva Rachel: Obama Campaign Day 5

This college kid comes in every other day to help out in the office. Data-entry, mostly. He is bright, talkative and surprisingly insightful. Let’s call him Thomas.

Thomas is an independent, but he has chosen the side of Saint Obama this election. Mitt Romney’s multiple gaffes and flip-flops have soured him for good.

Thomas broke . . . → Read More: The Adventures of Diva Rachel: Obama Campaign Day 5

The Adventures of Diva Rachel: Obama Campaign Day 4

Promptly at quarter to six, an army of volunteers storms the Obama campaign office. The energy and buzz created by the storm of supporters could light up the Empire State Building.

Most of the volunteers are over 50 years old; some are still working for a living, all of them are committed to the President. . . . → Read More: The Adventures of Diva Rachel: Obama Campaign Day 4

The Adventures of Diva Rachel: Obama Campaign Day 3

The Diva is data-entering with two retired ladies who believe in The Cause.

I think CBC would have loved for me to tape this conversation. The Lady named Pearl*, retired for “a couple of years”, comes in to help out. She has a mid-western accent an a sarcastic sense of humour that had me . . . → Read More: The Adventures of Diva Rachel: Obama Campaign Day 3

The Adventures of Diva Rachel: Obama Campaign Day 2.5 / Arab Americans : integrated into the USA

Why don't they ever cover this on the news?

The area outside of Detroit is bustling with Arabs from Egypt, Lebanon, Iraq, Kuwait, etc. With a burgeoning Yemeni immigrant population.

They brought back a section town that was in decline, opened new businesses, integrated in the fabric of America, speak English and vote. . . . → Read More: The Adventures of Diva Rachel: Obama Campaign Day 2.5 / Arab Americans : integrated into the USA

The Adventures of Diva Rachel: Obama Campaign Day 2

Entering the Obama Campaign office, I introduce myself to the hard-working people.

I mentioned that I heard Obama has a slight lead in this, Romney's home state of Michigan.

Ms. Mallory says "Yeah. We're just hopin' he keeps on talkin'."

It seems Mitt Romney's foot-in-mouth disease is blighting his own campaign worse . . . → Read More: The Adventures of Diva Rachel: Obama Campaign Day 2

The Adventures of Diva Rachel: Obama Campaign Day 1

I got to meet the campaign field organizers for the regions of Michigan covered near my area.

Both young and energetic, they are committed to the task.

One of them, Michael*, is mobility-challenged. But, in the true spirit of America, he soldiers on and performs at the same level as an ‘able-bodied’ . . . → Read More: The Adventures of Diva Rachel: Obama Campaign Day 1

The Adventures of Diva Rachel: The Diva Does Detroit w/ Obama’s Democrats

I’m brainstorming ideas about ways to keep my friends, followers, facebook acquaintances and fellow bloggers abreast of my anecdotes and goings-on during my stint in the swing state of Michigan.

I might just blog it, then share the link to the blog post on Twitter and Fbk. Could it be that simple?

Day One . . . → Read More: The Adventures of Diva Rachel: The Diva Does Detroit w/ Obama’s Democrats

The Adventures of Diva Rachel: The Diva is Diving into Detroit’s Obama Camp

Well, not really. I’m going past Detroit, but the alliteration only works with D.

Michigan is a northern state which borders Ontario. Windsor, Ont, is situated just south of Detroit. Yes, south. Look it up.

The state was basically forest and fur trading [another alliteration!] until Henry Ford founded a manufacturing plant to . . . → Read More: The Adventures of Diva Rachel: The Diva is Diving into Detroit’s Obama Camp