I can not bear to watch this Democratic convention. I watched Michelle Obama on Monday, but I took a pass last night. I expect I will not be watching much--save for Sen. Obama on Thursday. I think it might be political malpractice to not watch their nominee's speech. I'll hate it--but I'll watch.
Things are very much picking up at HQ. With 68 days left, the atmosphere has quickly turned hectic and, yes, sometimes tense. The frayed nerves and short fuses of the final campaign days are upon us. The days grow longer, sleep becomes more scarce, and the weight of a campaign is beginning to take its toll. So far, I have been quite pleased with the commitment of our candidates, our volunteers, and of our great staff at HQ.
We are working on several things.
We are committed to helping the McCain team in every way possible. At the moment, we are doing our best to meet the demand for tickets to the big rally in Dayton for Sen. McCain. We are arranging a "McCain Train to Dayton." The "train" is actually a large passenger motorcoach which will take many of our people to Dayton to see Sen. McCain. We are meeting at Virgil Lovitt's insurance office, 11413 Chester Road, at 9:15 a.m. on Friday morning.
We are working to put together our absentee mailing piece featuring all of our candidates. The piece has taken on a heightened importance because of the very large number of potential absentee voters since "no-fault" absentee voting began.
We are working to put together our pink sample ballots which we hand out at the polls.
In addition to these various programs, we are continuing to raise the funds necessary to help all of our candidates. Fundraising is a critical priority of the Party and it has gone very well in 2008.
We need volunteers now more than ever before. We need your help at HQ. We need your help on McCain. We need YOU NOW! Please contact Patrick Maloney if you can offer up an hour, a day, or a weekend of your time.