FINAL WEEK: Bus and Phones Go to Work
Democrats resumed their road trip in Iowa. Tuesday, 3 leaders continued the party’s “Gotta Vote Bus Tour”. Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer, Minneapolis Mayor RT Rybak and former Iowa Lieutenant Governor Patty Judge began the day with a stop in Des Moines to promote Barack Obama’s presidential campaign. Rybak said, “The president is fighting the disaster in Washington. But his heart is here in Iowa.”
The group pushed Iowans to vote right away, instead of waiting until election day. Judge said, “Let’s get it done. That’s the push you’re going to see every day from now until the time the polls close from the Democrats.”
In Urbandale, a long-time Republican volunteer sat in a room with about 20 other volunteers making phone calls to get people to the polls. Phil Condo has volunteered for the party for nearly four decades. He estimates that he has made nearly 30,000 calls on behalf of Mitt Romney’s campaign. But he found himself on the receiving end of a phone call during his work. Tagg Romney called to thank Condo for his efforts. Romney said, “
Just wanted to say how much it means to me and my whole family. You’re doing good work and just wanted to let you know how much we appreciated it.”
Romney continued with an offer for Condo. He said, “If there’s anything we can do to repay your kindness and all the time you’ve taken, please do not hesitate to let us know. We’d be happy to help in any way we can.”
Condo quickly responded, “I’d love a ride on the (campaign) bus sometime and that would be it.”
Romney then asked his father’s Iowa campaign staff to make that happen.