Tonight I hosted an Obama campaign event at my house. We conducted phone calls to see where people were leaning in the campaign. It was part of the Women of America Week Event. There were a few women here to participate.
We talked with 100 people. The results were better than what I expected. 46 for Obama. 20 Undecided. 40 for McCain.
Each of us that were polling were only verbally attacked twice each. The ignorance and hatred is really amazing. Many comments were amusing; all of them were fascinating. One man actually said he was voting for Palin because she was a MILF. The woman making the calls didn't know what a MILF is/was. I had to explain it to her. She wasn't amused at all. I asked her what she had said to the man and she said, "I told him that I didn't think that being a MILF was a good reason to vote for someone cause it has probably has nothing to do with running a country."
Only one person hung up in my face. Two people referred to the color of Obama's skin as a reason to vote forMcCain. That's a real shame, that people would use that as a reason to vote a certain way. I guess MLK's dream continues.
Anyhow - Friday evening, I am hosting a debate watch party here and planning on packing the house with Obama supporters. Hopefully McCain will decide to show up.
I never considered myself a political activist. I guess with my recent activity and the effort that I'm putting forth in this presidential election, I could consider myself a baby who'se learning to crawl. There's a first time for everything.
I know I'm having fun....and I'm learning a LOT.