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  1. #1
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    Default Michelle Obama just drove by my house!!

    I live in the middle of rural nowhere Ohio, but about 2 miles from Kenyon College where Michelle Obama was speaking tonight. And the whole presidential motorcade went right by my house! Out here where NOTHING happens!!! About 15 state troopers lights and sirens going, 2 black suburbans with front grill flashing lights, a black dodge charger with flashing lights and at least two large white vans.

    I really don't have anything intelligent to say, just that it was really cool out here in rural nowherevesville to see something like that.

    My 9yo son stood on the porch waving.

    And we're Republicans! LOL.
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    My mom said she was going to be at Kenyon tonight. I grew up in Fredericktown...your friendly little burg to the north.



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    Awesome! Air Force One flew right over our dig site this summer on it's way to the nearby airport. It was really cool!



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    carasmom, nice to hear from a fellow Knox county person! I know quite a few people who were there tonight. My kid goes to Wiggin Street and a lot of the Kenyon employees kids were going to be there.

    Capall, that would be really cool!
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    Sigh. Way out here in the land of "you aren't a swing state so you get ignored in national elections" (which, frankly, isn't a bad thing!), we never see political figures. How exciting for you! Don't care what party you are, the first lady is pretty cool!
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    A month ago I was dumb enough to take my 90 year old great aunt to the McDonalds by the Cedar Rapids Airport. Ended up waiting 30 minutes to be able to get out

    I did get to watch Air Force One take off which is super awesome. I'm a plane nerd and it's hugely bigger than the small commuter jets we have around these parts.

    Once in high school I was late because the intersection on the way to school was closed for Al Gore. Only in a perpetual first caucus and swing state can you use such a thing as a valid excuse ::shake first:: Al Gore!!!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Calvincrowe View Post
    Sigh. Way out here in the land of "you aren't a swing state so you get ignored in national elections" (which, frankly, isn't a bad thing!), we never see political figures.
    Super understatement on the not a bad thing. We are totally over saturated with election right now. Most people I know have gotten to the point of counting down to Tuesday no matter who wins.

    We get, literally, 4-5 pieces of campaign mail a day. And, omg, the television ads are non stop. Can I come over and watch your TV until the election is over?



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    I've seen one Obama ad, and no Romney ads here this election season. I always wonder what it's like in Iowa or Ohio or the like, during presidential elections. I'm sorry for you guys! Almost makes up for the rain and perpetual gray out here in earthquake land! And, sure, you can watch TV with me, but I have "bunny ears" so just your basic stations. I'm watching PBS, Austin City Limits featuring "The Civil Wars" right now...at least until Romney balances the budget by eliminating their funding
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    Yeah, not swing state here, either, but the saturation is out of control. I have been getting about 10 mailers a day for a month. Most of it is focused on local ballot measures, but even I've seen too many Obama and Romney ads. I've been interested somewhat, but I'm shut down and can't stand it anymore.

    I can't imagine what it's like in Ohio.

    We've had Obama and Romney fly here repeatedly for fundraising--a lot of money here. We don't get speeches. We did have the space shuttle fly over, thought I missed it. Seeing it on the news go down the freeway in LA was pretty cool, though.



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    Funny! A LOT of people I know have mentioned watching more PBS the last few months

    Last election I was in Texas the 7 months prior and I actually followed it. This year? No way, it just gets me wound up. I think its the desperate drive to get the swing state that makes me crazy. :P (Though TWO people told me lately they were undecided. Undecided voters in a swing state? They actually exist? I encouraged them to see if they could solict actual cash/gifts from the campaigns.)



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    Wow that must have been awsome. And as Calvn said it doesnt matter what party your affilated with that is still awsome.
    Oh I wish Ohio was not a swing state... I heard what was it 3wks ago.. if they took all the political adverts. just the pres. ones..that have played in the state and played them straight through one after the other it would take 1 1/2 months to play.. And they have gotten worse in the last 2 weeks in the amount of adverts. they.are.playing all.the.time. I want to throw something through my TV...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beentheredonethat View Post
    Yeah, not swing state here, either, but the saturation is out of control. I have been getting about 10 mailers a day for a month.
    Yesterday (Friday?) I got a TWENTY-PAGE (including front and back covers) glossy full-size, four-color Obama brochure titled "A Plan for Jobs & Middle-Class Security" full of photos and graphs and the like.

    Completely wasted on me.

    (I was voting for Obama anyway. )


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    We are, of course, not getting much Presidential campaign advertising here in Mass...but, the Brown vs. Warren race is putting out enough to more than make up for it.

    Every time I go to the grocery store in the city next door, I get accosted by Brown supporters in the parking lot. His campaign must think he needs the votes of women who buy food?

    At least no one comes to the door, I think we somehow ended up on a "do not call" list for canvassers...the dogs go crazy when strangers some to the front door (which we do not use) and practically foam at the mouth in their fury at someone breaking the "rules" and being at that door.

    I'm ready for November 6 to come and go.



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    I'm in NC, which wobbles in and out of swing-state status. I'm usually registered as Libertarian but I dropped my affiliation to vote for Ron Paul in the primary and otherwise against as many GOP social conservatives as I could, as long as I had a Republican primary ballot to fill out. (Yes, I have some problems with some of Paul's views.) Anyway, I have been inundated with campaign literature, robocalls and e-mails from both camps.

    I can't wait for the election to be over. My only hope is that the Presidency, the Senate majority and the House majority are not all of the same party. Turn all three over to either camp of these hyenas and we're all in serious trouble.
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    Pres. Obama was in Springfield Friday. I was a volunteer at the event and it was so interesting to get a glimpse of the behind the scenes activities. And of course it was a thrill to be that close to him and hear him speak. We had a huge crowd and they were very enthusiastic.

    As for being a swing state, I think Jon Stewart summed it up best last week:

    http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/th...ing-state-hell



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    Michelle Obama flew over my property a couple years ago after a visit to my state.

    Gotta say...freaked me out for a few minutes. Was outside and just heard plane engines. Getting louder. And louder. Multiple ones...I'm looking all over and see nothing and it got loud enough that I couldn't hear myself talking. By that point I'm almost expecting an enormous passenger jet to land/crash in my yard, it was that loud! I wasn't thinking of/remembering the First Lady was in state and probably leaving until those planes finally came into view still rising but still low enough to read the call letters on all 3.

    My area isn't even close to any fly overs from any airports...so not used to hearing anything but small personal single engines once in a while. But when you finally can spot a passenger jet with 2 small jet escorts...THEN you remember that the First Lady was in town and now she's leaving in untraveled airspace and it's not the plane from the show Lost getting ready to crash land in your turnout, LOL!

    That's NOT why I call it a Sacrifice Paddock!

    It was funny as hell afterwards...although I'm sure I looked like this for a few minutes.
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