Sunday, August 12, 2012
America's Comeback Team came to Mooresville
Yeah, I stuck out like a sore thumb, and the only black people I saw there were people who were working the campaign, selling buttons and t-shirts. No one would work or volunteer for something like that if they didn't believe in it, so it was awesome to see their support. I wasn't sure what the turnout would be, it being last minute and in middle-of-nowhere Mooresville and all, but I met people from ALL OVER: Union County, Concord, Salisbury, Charlotte, Mooresville, and Davidson. I'm sure Paul Ryan had a lot to do with the turnout, but so what. The VP pick, for many people, was the solid something they needed to feel confident about their decision, and Paul Ryan is about as solid as you can get it. People aren't taking this election lightly, it's not just about Republican or Democrat. It's the wrong choice versus the right choice. Mitt Romney with a side of Paul Ryan feels like the right choice.
Richard Burr and Patrick McHenry spoke, as well as candidates Richard Hudson, Robert Pittenger, and Pat McCrory. People were screaming for Paul Ryan like he was a rock star and Mitt Romney looked at him like a proud son. From what I could guess, there were also overwhelmed by the turnout and Mitt and his wife, Ann, had tears in their eyes. It was great to see him so humbled, amazed, and grateful for the support. They spoke, it was awesome, and it felt good to be surrounded by like minded people. The room was electric and amped up and you could feel people's excitement and hope. North Carolina is a battleground state, so I'm sure they'll come back. And I'll be ready.