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ink08 » 2008» February
Skyline of Richmond, Virginia

The Journey Begins

02.29.08


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SFO pre-departure

I’m waiting in SFO for my flight to board. I found a really good Anchor Steam and a decent barbecue chicken pizza for dinner, and found out that my flight is delayed by 20 minutes. I have a fairly tight connection in Las Vegas and hope it works out.

What I have tomorrow is an orientation meeting at noon, to take place at the address texted me by a volunteer coordinator last night. I’m excited to see Austin again, excited to work on the campaign, but more than anything nervous and eager for Barack Obama to lock up the nomination.

Earlier today, the Clinton campaign released this ad which, while not really over the top, can fairly be considered an appeal to fear. By the end of the day, the Obama campaign had already responded with this. No doubt about it: Obama is running a tight ship.

A practice photo post

02.29.08


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I’m hoping to photo-blog from the campaign trail. Here’s a test…

Grosvenor Arch

That’s Grosvenor Arch, located near Kodachrome Basin State Park in southern Utah.  I took this photo in September 2007 on a trip with my parents.  I used my iPhone, having left my camera in the car.

Ready to hit the campaign trail

02.28.08


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I’m headed out this weekend to get out the vote for Obama in Texas.

This has finally galvanized me, after many months, to whip my blog at least partially into shape–I fixed the brokenness that turned out to be caused by WordPress’ outdated notion of its own URL, and installed a better theme. (All with Jason on vacation and beyond the reach of my pestering.) Of course I have grand visions for how the site should look that it has yet to live up to, but that can come later. ink08 is nothing if not, well, ink08.

I’m excited to get out and work for Obama. Although I worked on school board campaigns when I was younger, and flirted with support of Edwards in 2004 before his primary bid was cut short, it’s been quite a long time since I’ve worked towards a political goal.

And this is a goal I think will be reached: Obama will win Texas, and become the nominee.