On The Streets For Obama

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A reader sends along this anecdote of a senior white dude:

I went out canvassing yesterday and am going again on Saturday. I have had some remarkable experiences. I approached 2 tall black young guys who were walking on the street I was canvassing. One was without his shirt and when he turned around, I saw he had 2 tattoos on his chest - 3 inch letters, one word HATE, the other PAIN. Yikes!

I asked them if they were registered - yes, both of them said. I asked if they were going  to get to the polls: yes they were. As I walked away, the tattooed guy says, "Thank you, sir, for supporting Obama".

It was a stunner on several levels (thanking me; '"sir"; the look of appreciation of a kid, not a gangster...).

Know hope.

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