(Please excuse the shakiness of the video I took off my digital camera video function. I was really excited!)

A couple of hours later, we left Florence and drove 1.5 hours south to Columbia, where the state headquarters were located. There was a very different vibe here — there were a lot more people and a lot of them were from out of town. I overheard a conversation about a Danish couple and someone from Peru, who travelled here to help out because they believed that Obama would be a better ambassador of the U.S. to the world. It’s true, I’m finding that Obama really draws in people from a broad cross section of the country. People from all walks of life are entering the doors to offer their time, energy, money, cars, sofas, cell phones, and smiles for the campaign.

We made ourselves useful and made more phone calls, crunched canvassing numbers, and then called it a night at 3am.

I’m very excited about going to church tomorrow morning — it’s part of a church mobilization called “Call to Chapel” where Obama supporters are invited to attend church with South Carolinians, truly meeting folks where they are. I’m particularly interested at how the intersection and expression of activism and spirituality. This event has great potential, and I’m excited about seeing how the Obama campaign pulls it off.


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