For the past ten days my friend Soren Sorensen and I criss-crossed Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and PA working for the Obama Campaign ground game… I’m happy to say we had a clean sweep of the states we visited, though Indiana was a toughy. Here are some of the results from the interactive projections we put up in the cities we swung through. Participants were invited to text message up to the display, answering the question “I’m Voting Because…” The content was sent in from people on the street showing there support for new possibility.
Along our trip we were called faggots, socialists, communists, terrorists, and witnessed Obama stickers being torn off of cars at rest stops. We met all the negativity with polite smiles and recording equipment. BUT this is not par for the course, we were greeted with thank you’s, cheering and positive support from A LOT of wonderful people. We spent Halloween on the Ohio State University where the local campaign office created a dance party in the streets. People were excited out here, and there was electicity in the air.
More updates and a thorough recap of the trip coming soon. Some photos below:
From State College Pennsylvania… Slightly pre-mature on Monday night, but more than appropriate now!!
Columbus, OH. OSU Campus:
East Lansing, MI. MSU Campus:
On the road for Obama… October 25th - November 3rd
DUE TO CAMPAIGN RESTRICTIONS I WILL HAVE ALL THE DOCUMENTATION FROM THIS TRIP UP ON WEDS NOV 5th.
The interactive projection battleground tour schedule is as follows… Bloomington IN 25th, Indianapolis IN 26th, East Lansing MI 27th, Kent OH 28th, Athens OH 29th, Cincinnati OH 30th, Columbus 31st, Cleveland 1st, Pittsburgh 2nd, State College PA 3rd…