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October 22, 2004

Bush Wins, America Screwed

By Byron LaMasters

Do you want this to be the BOR headline on November 3? I know I don't. That's why I'll be going to New Mexico with Students for John Kerry to canvass the weekend before the election. We're leaving from Austin Friday afternoon (10/29), we'll canvass for John Kerry in the Las Cruces area Saturday and Sunday, then return to Austin late Sunday night (10/31) / Monday morning (11/1). Interested? Everything except a few snacks / meals is paid for, so if you want to go, we can accomodate about 15 12 more people. Email your name and phone number to: NewMexico AT UT4Kerry DOT com if you want to go, or would like more information. Update: Jim D. is going, too. Are you?

Update: I'm getting tired of this post being on top, so I've timestamped it back to real time, but we've still got some space left in our vans. I'll post again Sunday or Monday to remind people if we have space left. And I'll be working for Strama or White here in Austin on election day for sure. I think that a lot of us who have been working on Texas races this entire cycle want to spend a weekend in a swing state to feel like we're making a difference in the presidential race. It's not just a Democratic thing. The guy I debated on UT's television station last week is going to Ohio for the GOP 72 Hour plan. So, anyway, I don't care where you go if you're a Democrat, as long as you're working in the final days to get Democrats elected.

Posted by Byron LaMasters at October 22, 2004 11:01 PM | TrackBack


are former UT students eligible to go?

Posted by: kennedy at October 20, 2004 11:43 PM

It is soooo not November 3. L:)

Posted by: Karl-T at October 21, 2004 01:08 AM

You go guys.

Posted by: Melissa at October 21, 2004 02:19 AM


this is our October surprise!!

what is Roberston's constituency? all viewer's of the 700 Club, that's who!!

Drive the fatal wedge between the administration and evangelicals.

Texas Dem Party should create an add and run it.

Posted by: tim kaastad at October 21, 2004 09:28 AM

Students have priority, but anyone is welcome to come until we run out of space... as long as you don't mind driving to New Mexico in a van with a bunch of college kids and sharing a hotel room with a few other people.

Posted by: Byron L at October 21, 2004 10:14 AM

Are you taking contributions to defray the cost of the trip? I'm an ex-Austinite who'd love to help out.

Posted by: Tina at October 21, 2004 02:12 PM

Tina - we actually have raised plenty of money - if you want to make a donation, I'd just give to a local congressional or state rep. candidate.

Posted by: Byron L at October 21, 2004 03:29 PM

Byron L wrote

Bush Wins, America Screwed

Do you want this to be the BOR headline on November 3? I know I don't.

Uh, it's your weblog - just pick some other headline that reflects the fact that Bush will have won....

That's why I'll be going to New Mexico with Students for John Kerry to canvass the weekend before the election. We're leaving from Austin Friday afternoon (10/29), we'll canvass for John Kerry in the Las Cruces area Saturday and Sunday, then return to Austin late Sunday night (10/31) / Monday morning (11/1).

Lots of luck - you'll need it. The 2nd Congressional District in New Mexico is very conservative. Don't expect much help from the local Democrat Party officials - they're trying to stay as far away from Kerry as possible.

Posted by: Jonathan Sadow at October 21, 2004 06:08 PM

Thanks for the tip, Johnathan. However, I think the good folks at the southern NM coordinated campaign can give us a better outlook on the situation than you can...

Posted by: Byron L at October 21, 2004 08:46 PM

One doesn't need to dash off to crusade in the battleground states in order to make a difference. We have more than a few local races in which the Democrats are battling it out with the Republicans, in which a single individual can have a much more decisive impact.

Posted by: The Monk of Miletus at October 21, 2004 10:00 PM

You guys are doing a good thing canvassing. Screw these other guys... yes local races are important, but President is the most important race, and getting Bush out is priority #1.

Posted by: Holdek at October 22, 2004 06:48 PM

Bush Wins, America Screwed

Do you want this to be the BOR headline on November 3?

If the election is as close and as litigated as predicted, we may very well awaken on December 3rd and still not know who won.

Anyway, good luck! Looking forward to your on site reports from the trip.
Al Gore took NM by just 366 votes in 2000. That translates to about 11 votes per county.

Posted by: Tim Z. at October 23, 2004 04:34 AM

Looking back at ya

I knew it, he's obsessed with our backsides!

BTW, for people who swear by polls, Kerry is within the margin of error in some recent polls in Virginia. =)

Posted by: Tim Z. at October 23, 2004 03:31 PM

Maybe some of you should pay a visit to Arkansas too.

Posted by: Tim Z. at October 24, 2004 02:02 PM

this is a message from Europe:

stop bush stop bush stop bush

your leadership affects everyone on this planet, think about it:stopbush


tell us your opinion

if you think that this is political crap we are sorry for bother you
thank u

Posted by: flexo at October 31, 2004 04:20 PM
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