Obama Organized In Harrisonburg

Brent Finnegan -- February 12th, 2008

After visiting Waterman, Spotswood, and Keister this morning, it’s apparent that Obama’s supporters are the most well organized in Harrisonburg. They were the only volunteers with signs and volunteers standing outside the polling stations in the freezing cold.

I had intended to talk to other candidates’ supporters, but there were none. I saw no Clinton or McCain signs. Although I did see one homemade Huckabee sign at Spotswood.

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8 Responses to “Obama Organized In Harrisonburg”

  1. David Troyer says:

    I voted this morning around 10:00 a.m. at Mt. Pleasant Church of the Brethren on Boyers Rd. The line was to the door and easily a 20-30 minute wait. They were either understaffed or the turnout was much stronger than anticipated for a primary.

  2. David Troyer says:

    Oh, and the only signs outside the voting station were 2 Ron Paul signs.

  3. MF says:

    Just to answer your question to Elizabeth, we have Obama volunteers at all of the polling locations in Harrisonburg today. We also have a small team making calls to Obama supporters to get out the vote. I have been knocking on some doors, but with the snowy weather moving in Im going to stay in doors and make calls.

    Mark Finks
    Harrisonburg for Obama

  4. NewHburger says:

    Not a single campaign volunteer around when I voted at Stone Spring. Pretty disappointing given all the hype in the media.

  5. finnegan says:

    Well, it was cold. And wet. I don’t blame them if they wanted to take a break. But like I said, Obama supporters were the only ones I saw out there this morning.

    This report from CNN jibes with what most HBN readers reported experiencing at the polls today: high turnout, especially in the Dem race.

  6. kai says:

    I just left Simms School voting – the poll counter sheets showed 244 republican voters and 515 democratic voters.

  7. Deb SF says:

    Part of the reason they might not have been at SS was that they got chased away; someone called to complain about them. After it started to rain in the afternoon, they moved closer to the building -too close, it turned out- to get out of the wet. They were still pretty far from the entrance to the polls. Someone called the registrars office about them, and an official from the electoral board came and told them to move. They were there by the time we opened the SS polls opened at 6AM, and through most of the morning and early afternoon.

  8. barrystyne says:

    The indy newspaper WashingtonCityPaper has a classified ad of interest for Obama-ites and Hillary supporters. Not so much fior supporters of Dem or Repub white guys. See:




    A couple of the artistas affiliated with the website that seems to have created the “MINORITY PRESIDENT: GET USED TO IT” graphics are in the Shenandoah Valley.

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