It was a busy day at North Philly Obama Office. The few volunteers at the storied building, situated on North Broad Street, worked the phones, targeting undecided voters or areas believed to be leaning towards McCain. Gregory Young, one the team members, walked me through one of the volunteers training sessions, that lasted about half-an-hour. In the sessions, volunteers are taught
how to introduce themselves while canvassing, enter data, and convey positive messages about Obama to potential voters. The most important message, to be conveyed to Philly voters, according to the campaign team, is that Barack is for change, while McCain is for the status quo. “The scary part isn’t that McCain will give us more of the same Bush, it’s that more of the same is a best case scenario,” says one of the messages.
Today, team was busy looking for more volunteers, to help spread its canvassing coverage, as the election date draws near. It was leaving nothing to chance.
by Jeff Otieno