Friday, December 28, 2007

John McCain headquarters- 7 days to the Iowa Caucuses

I was met by warm, smiling faces as soon as I stepped through the door. No one appeared adverse to my avant garde filming.

By the time I arrived close to 6 pm, only the more hard-core campaigners remained placing phone calls to Iowa citizens and running errands.

The walls were covered with handmade McCain signs and memorabilia with messages of a bi-partisan war effort (and U.S. victory), hope, no surrender and of course, digs at Mitt Romney.

Talk in the office varied, but everyone focused on winning over hearts and minds over phone lines reading scripted messages and even ad libbing to convince Iowans leaning Republican to support and campaign for Senator McCain on January 3rd.

From my cubicle I kept hearing: "He's ready to lead on day one." A common message being used by many campaigns.

A volunteer from Houston who arrived at about the same time I did said she was tired of the partisan fights between the two major parties. She said she supports McCain becaus he can bring both parties together to work for the greater good of the country, not just for what benefits John McCain.

Senior Grassroots Campaign manager, Jay Heine said Senator McCain will make an appearance at the Headquarters on Wed. January 2.

Sculpture seen at the John McCain Headquarters in Urbandale Iowa 7 days before the Iowa Caucus. (Photo by Heather Turner)
Wood engraving seen at the John McCain Headquarters in Urbandale, Iowa 7 days before the Iowa Caucus.

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