“I feel so strongly about John Edwards. [...] I felt this was the time and this was the candidate.” – Wylie Aitken, Democratic Foundation of OC Chair & Edwards Supporter
“Until you experience boots on the ground, you don’t really know what it’s like in an early state like Iowa,” Baugh said. “You can’t capture the enthusiasm and the culture from your patio in California.” – Scott Baugh, OC GOP Chair & Romney Supporter
So what exactly are Aitken and Baugh talking about? Well, both of them have joined other well-known OC politicos in campaigning out-of-state for their favorite Presidential Candidates. Baugh, along with many other OC GOP heavyweights, went to Iowa to help Romney. Aitken went to Iowa to help Edwards, and he’ll soon be campaigning for Edwards in Nevada.
So why go out of state to help one’s favorite candidate? Apparently, both Aitken and Baugh believe that this is the only way to be a part of real grassroots campaigning, since they think that’s not possible in such a media-dependent state like California. Would you agree with their assessment?
What do you think about being so committed to a Presidential Candidate that you’d go to another state to campaign for him or her? Do you think your time is better spent right here in OC? Or do you think you may be just what your candidate needs to get that final boost of momentum to win Nevada on Saturday, or perform better than expected in South Carolina?
And do you have any plans to travel somewhere to campaign? If so, which state? And which candidate will be graced by your helpful presence.
Go ahead. Make my day. Fire away!