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Saltybitch Spends a Weekend in Cleveland

I’m sure it is sexier than it sounds. But let’s hear it from the bitch:

Hi all! An update from the ground in Ohio: Just got home to NYC late last night after unexpectedly spending the weekend getting out the vote for Hillary in Cleveland!!!

It was a tremendous experience (never done anything like that before). The crowds volunteering at both Cleveland offices were diverse along all cultural ranges – age, sex, race, class, etc – completely defying the way Hillary’s demographic is portrayed in the media.

Among various other tasks, I was able to do a lot of canvassing, and going door-to-door was my favorite part of the weekend. Lots of strong positive support for Hillary in District 10 (6 delegates, I think)! There were many people still undecided and making up their minds, but not, from what I could tell, a huge number of people strongly and obstinately supporting Obama. In fact, through clear discussions and expressing our own passion for Hillary’s candidacy, I think we were really able to swing some people into her corner.

Sunday night I got to attend Hillray’s event at the Ohio State campus in Cleveland. I’d never seen her speak in person. It was unbelievable. So much strength and yet backed with an overwhelming compassion and a winning charisma. And her ability to control the energy of the room was uncanny, masterfully bringing us from enthusiastic thunderous cheers of support to absolute breathless silence, hanging on her every word. As she related intimate tales of interactions with people on the campaign trail, it really felt like she was speaking one-on-one to each of us there. The crowd was again widely diverse along all lines, and seemed to really love her. At the end of her speech, she stayed shaking hands and signing autographs for an eternity, making focussed connections with each supporter. I was so proud to be there working on her behalf.

I really think she’s going to take Ohio, though of course it’s all up to them now. And like all of you, I will be on pins and needles all day. I’m planning to go in to the New York hq to make a last-ditch effort at phone calls today after work, and so will likely watch at least some of the returns from there.

If anyone has too much time on their hands today for their own mental good, take to the phones! There’s still a chance to reach someone out there in Texas and Ohio who hasn’t voted yet and is not sure who they’re supporting. We can communicate our passion to them and help Hillary take the nomination! You can do it from the comfort of your own homw – just go to http://www.hillaryclinton.com and click on the link to make phone calls. It’s really easy to do and will help quell your nerves.

Bitch is the new Black! Hillary for President!

Saltybitch says Cleveland *is* sexier than it sounds so can we assume that someone got lucky last weekend?  Saltybitch says no but it does bring up some possibilities. 😉

Like, maybe it can be a new slogan: “Campaigning for Hillary is the best way to get laid” or something like that. We gotta work on it.

7 Responses

  1. Hey rd! Thanks for posting my story!

    Two things you ought to know:

    1. It’s actually SALTY bitch, not sally.

    2. I’m actually not a girl. All boy here.

    And yes, even I was surprised to discover that a weekend in Cleveland /was/ sexier than it sounded.

    : )

  2. Whoops! I will make the corrections. Thanks for the info. Must get glasses checked.

  3. Oh my – now I’m blushing. For the record, I didn’t get lucky. I was too tired! But I like the new slogan. : )

    Thanks for making those changes!

  4. I’m just funnin’ with you. There is too little sex in the left blogosphere. You’d think we are all eunuchs. If I want to believe that Saltybitch had a really, really good time in Cleveland, don’t ruin it for me.
    🙂

  5. I’m all for it, believe me. I’ll let myself enjoy that fantasy too.

    If there wasn’t sex, there was certainly adventure – when we woke up yesterday morning, we discovered that our rental car (which we had decked out with Hillary for President posters) had been towed and impounded! Oops! Funny, the front desk clerk who told us we were allowed to park on the street was wearing an Obama button. Conspiracy, anyone?

  6. Riverdaughter said: “There is too little sex in the left blogosphere. You’d think we are all eunuchs”

    Maybe we are. Didn’t that droolingly retarded Chris Matthews called all of us MEN supporting Hillary Clinton a bunch of “castrates” and a “eunuch chorus”?

    For a win by 6 in TX today, I’ll take that insult.

  7. The vilification of Hillary Clinton by major “progressive” bloggers continues…

    http://www.talkleft.com/story/2008/3/4/95618/90755

    This is way beyond my wildest imagination.

    This is just March 4th and the “left” has smeared and damaged Hillary Clinton in 2008 alone far more than the entire Right Wing machine ever could in 20 years.

    Can somebody here explain it to me?

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