Braving the rain for McCain

This post was written by Jonathan Ewing

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (Oct. 25) – This overcast Saturday morning began over hotel coffee and talk of strong rain in the forecast.

“The rain doesn’t stop John McCain. It doesn’t stop the Republican party, and it’s not going to stop us from winning the state,” said junior Connor Walsh.

The coalition of GW and Georgetown College Republicans then returned to the Luzerne County GOP Headquarters at around 9:30am to remind just over 1200 registered Republicans and Independents to get to the polls on Nov. 4.

“They love their volunteers too much to send us out in to the rain and get pneumonia,” senior Cielo Villasenor said. “ But if they wanted us to, we would probably do it.”

And they did. Four vans set out with teams of four and five to knock on doors under the cover of umbrellas.

The rest of the evening was spent back on the phones, using accents and pseudonyms such as Albert Gore and Stephen Trachtenberg for comic relief while reciting a script. It’s estimated the College Republicans made a weekend total of 6000 calls.

Tomorrow morning will again be split between the “call bank” and doing last-minute canvassing for John McCain and Chris Hackett before heading home.

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