Here’s the bottom line: The place is on political fire.
In my first visit on January 9, I noted that the headquarters was “bursting at the seams with energy and enthusiasm and support.” That remains the case with one big difference. Now the energy is much more organized and focused, as if the tidal wave of support had been harnessed.
Throughout my 2 hours at headquarters, there was a steady flow of people walking in to pick up lawn signs and bumper stickers. They went through hundreds in my short time there. As soon as they get these items in at any of their locations, they get handed out to visitors in short order. Many people also were dropping by to make follow up donations.
No one is complacent, at all. Everyone seemed to understand just how much work needed to be done over the weekend.
I did not make any calls myself, although my wife did. I can tell you that based on what she heard and I overheard, the response continues to be very positive. I don’t think Coakley’s hit pieces are working, and I think Brown has made a wise decision to stay mostly positive.
I”m not going to say anything else, except that people are mad as hell and they don’t want to take it anymore.
Below is a photo of a voter who came to pick up a lawn sign, and above right (sorry for the poor photo quality), a truck we spotted on the highway on our way home with the words “Vote Scott Brown” inscribed in the soot on the back.
This is a blue collar revolution.
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