Another GREAT DAY in Scranton PA

Wow, another great day.  Take the jump and read all about the happenings in Scranton.
First and most important, yes, Newhampster lives and breaths and is taking PA by storm.  What a nice guy!  He was winning voters over all over the north side of Scranton. Tomorrow, who knows, we might send him to my friend XXX's house to win him over...silly Obama voter that he is.

Speaking of XXX, he was at the Obama rally tonight and lived blogged it in my email so I could share in the hope and change.

This is what my email looked like.

Hope

(next email)

Change

(next email)

3am

(next email

Hillary = Lobbyists

*************

Well I thought it was pretty funny.

what is not so funny is that when we send people out for visibility they are getting called names, well the women are.  they are getting called bitches and whores, mostly by young men.  What is that all about?  Why do men in their 20s think it is cleaver to yell these sorts of things at middle aged and young women supporting Hillary?

I tell them to smile back and not let it bother them, that these guys probably aren't even registered to vote.  But it is hurtful and for some women who have never been active in politics before it feels personal.  

Join me in the looking glass.....

Yesterday we hit 4400 doors.  Huge Huge numbers for Hillary and a handful for Obama.  But these were people identified as Clinton supporters in the first place.
we hit less doors today because we had a lot of tired volunteers and many who had to leave half day to get back home. But most of our out of state vols are here until Wednesday and so we are rocking this morning.

Hillary will be here and many of them are going to the rally to get to see her. I may or may not depending on how crowded it looks to get.  I would love to get her to sign my book, but we shall see..

I am still looking for ulsterdem.  Now I am thinking he is a myth.  Ulster, I am the woman who spent the last two days at the reception desk handing out scripts and answering the phone.  I have short reddish blond hair.  Come say hi.

Yesterday Tony Rodham, his wife Meagan and daughter Fiona were in the office for a little bit. They went canvassing and got a great response for Hillary of course.  Then everyone wanted their picture taken with them and the baby.  She is adorable, about 16 months old and she looks like her grandma Rodham, cousin Chelsea and Aunt Hillary.  She was tired but adorable.  She smile at me..  I am sure I was the only person in the office she smiled at.  LOL
Meagan said that every stop Hillary makes here they go and at the end Hillary "has to have Fiona time".  
I guess as hard as the campaign trail is, it's nice to get unconditional love for a few minutes and according to her Mom, Fiona goes right to Hillary and just loves and trusts her unconditionally.

Okay now that the Ahhhh time is over I have to go shower, find my book and get to the office.

Update [2008-4-21 12:27:50 by TeresaInPa]:

I was just at the rally in Scranton. I lost NewHampster and Ulsterdem (hey ulster, my sister lives in New Paltz) because I went up on stage.

My first thought was that she looked GORGEOUS. Okay, that is so shallow, but she was wearing a great jacket and she looked rested and ready.

The people of Scranton love her. She is from here as far as we are concerned, her father and grandparents are burried near my in laws in west side. And she is our kind of people, no nonsense, hard working and smart as a whip.

Again the whole family was there and she mentioned the "Scranton" commercial that was taken from footage that was shot by and was sitting in the attic of her neighbor for all these years.

She spoke about green jobs and ending the war etc... but she could barely get a word in edgewise for all the yelling and cheering. Everyone had to tell her how proud we are of her not backing down and fighting for us.

I got my book signed and she even put my name in it. I told her she was making me proud and she thanked me.

So today I am manning the front desk again and maybe later I will canvass again. It's fun. If you have never done it, please try it. We have men and women in their 70s out there, so if they can do it so can you.

Update [2008-4-21 12:50:21 by TeresaInPa]: I wanted to add this video in honor of the Texans who are here helping us...

Tags: Election 2008, Hillary Clinton (all tags)

Comments

21 Comments

It is another sunny day in PA

have a great day where ever you are.

by TeresaInPa 2008-04-21 03:12AM | 0 recs
Re: Another GREAT DAY in Scranton PA

Wonderful diary. Keep us posted with how things are going. Go Hillary!

by zcflint05 2008-04-21 03:17AM | 0 recs
Re: Another GREAT DAY in Scranton PA

Teresa, ulsterdem is still here.  will look for you this morning. i am going to hq at 8am.  was out all day yesterday canvassing.  i do exist!

by ulsterdem 2008-04-21 03:31AM | 0 recs
Re: Another GREAT DAY in Scranton PA

I love the ground report.  It gives a totally different picture than the one I see on CNN & MSBNC.

Thanks.

by JoeySky18 2008-04-21 03:38AM | 0 recs
Re: Another GREAT DAY in Scranton PA

Really?  The picture i see on those channels is that Hillary is likely to crush on Tuesday.

by Bobby Obama 2008-04-21 04:30AM | 0 recs
Re: Another GREAT DAY in Scranton PA

How did Bobby Obama missed the NYT report that Hillary supporters are tired or the Clinton fatigue that CNN & MSBC have been repeating?

This ground report shows clearly that the talking heads are distorting the strong support that HRC has.

by JoeySky18 2008-04-21 09:00AM | 0 recs
Re: Another GREAT DAY in Scranton PA

Here's to the power of one-to-one politics!!
I am still humming the chorus to this song brought to Ohio by some enthusiastic supporters who had been in Texas.
http://youtube.com/watch?v=YwJvYJ4Wefc

Stay positive, stay focused. Win' em over for Hillary!

by pan230oh 2008-04-21 05:17AM | 0 recs
Re: Another GREAT DAY in Scranton PA

Thanks for your work and report, Teresa.

by Caldonia 2008-04-21 06:02AM | 0 recs
The name calling

is because Hillary can't win, without a coup of the Democratic party.

Those all important voters....... nevermind, Hillary wants super delegates to overturn the voters will.

In the process she is destroying the democratic party, by trying to break the legs of the most visionary democrat in a generation.

I know you disagree, but her only hope for winning is to paint Obama in the most negative light possible.

Never mind that her own husband pardoned the Weatherman.

Never mind that Hillary has funneled money to Hamas.

Never mind that her husband has made deals to buy Uranium from Uzbekistan.

Nevermind who the people are that have donated to the Clinton library.

Why would you trust someone that doesn't care a whit about the democratic party at large, and is willing to destroy the democratic coalition for the sake of her husbands legacy.

She is  not a team player. Period.

by missliberties 2008-04-21 06:04AM | 0 recs
I am not going to troll rate you in my diary

but you deserve it for everything you just posted.  She did not go negative first and she can win.  Super delegates have a roll to play.  And frankly I can not believe any one can excuse people calling woman whores, bitches and worse just because they support her.  What is wrong with you?  Go away.

by TeresaInPa 2008-04-21 08:45AM | 0 recs
Re: Another GREAT DAY in Scranton PA

Great report Teresa....thank you for all the work you are doing for Hillary...I love the music video...the tune is so catchy...
thanks again...

Diary greaciously accepted...

by Cruiser35 2008-04-21 08:54AM | 0 recs
I keep playing it in the office

lol, I love that.  It is now my new favorite Hillary  add.

by TeresaInPa 2008-04-21 12:36PM | 0 recs
Re: Another GREAT DAY in Scranton PA

Wonderful report. Keep 'em coming. Wish I was there.

by linfar 2008-04-21 08:57AM | 0 recs
Re: Another GREAT DAY in Scranton PA

I can feel the energy!  

Thank you for the great report. I look forward everyday to your report.

Go TeresaInPa!  Bring 'em home!  :)

by Hurdy Gurdy 2008-04-21 09:45AM | 0 recs
Great diary!!!!!

It is interesting that so many people know and love Hillary and have supported her for all these years.  We are all there with you in spirit and remember that Hillary's winning by ONE VOTE is bigger than many, many of the caucuses that Obama has gamed to make it look like he won something.  After seeing how Obummerbots acted in the Texas caucus, I know in my heart that that Hillary has actually won everywhere.  It is just that she was being honest and his people were trained to cheat.  

In the end, because Hillary is the best candidate, she will be the next POTUS.

Thank you again and congrats on getting your book signed.

by macmcd 2008-04-21 10:01AM | 0 recs
Re: Another GREAT DAY in Scranton PA

Y'gotta love those Texans so far from home and working so hard for HRC.  Thank you from an expatriot in Seattle, who is so grateful and proud of you-all.  

And for all the other women heartsick at working hard and being called names, remember Ann Richards and what she would say back to them...and remember  what Tina Fey told us: "Bitch is the New Black."  

You'll all be dancing in the streets Tuesday night...hopefully to that wonderful music!

by tj in tx 2008-04-21 10:05AM | 0 recs
Re: Another GREAT DAY in Scranton PA

Hey Theresa, great job! I spent time in Iowa campaigning on the ground, and there's nothing like it! Made 75 calls on behalf of Hillary this weekend, and the response was fantastic! "Madame President" has never sounded better!

by KnowVox 2008-04-21 10:15AM | 0 recs
at the rally

every time she said the word President the crowd would break in to a chant of MADAM-PRESIDENT.  It was great.

by TeresaInPa 2008-04-21 12:38PM | 0 recs
How cool

to see yesterday's rally on TV then see a diary about it by you. Then today to see a diary by NewHamp saying somebody asked him "Are you NewHampster" and find out it was you!

Too cool thank you for giving us the vibe!

by catfish1 2008-04-21 11:24AM | 0 recs
this was this morning's rally

monday morning.  Watch for it on TV.  

by TeresaInPa 2008-04-21 12:38PM | 0 recs
Re: Another GREAT DAY in Scranton PA

Teresa, thanks for another great diary and for all the hard work you're doing for our next president!

by Nobama 2008-04-21 11:38AM | 0 recs

Diaries

Advertise Blogads