On Saturday afternoon, just after the end of the Duke game, with disappointment still in the air, my cell phone lit up, and I turned to see an unfamiliar 312 number on the caller id. When I picked it up, I was pleased to hear that it was Tara with Ohio for Obama on the phone, calling to confirm my participation in Voter Protection on Election Day.
I of course said I was looking forward to it, and put me wherever you need to in Cuyahoga County. Tara then asked if I knew any friends who could join, since they're still very shorthanded in staffing lawyers in Ohio. I told Tara that actually I have a good college friend who had Obama as a law-school professor for goodness sakes but I can't seem to convince to join me. She said why would a fellow like that choose to sit it out on Election Day instead of helping an old friend. I replied: "I'm afraid this friend became a corporate whore a few years ago and is using his summer vacation as an excuse as to why he can't spend a few days in Ohio."
"What a shame", Tara said. "At least you won't wake up on November 5th with any regrets, and I sure hope your friend doesn't either." "Amen," I replied. "Amen." Dude, don't wake up November 5 with regrets -- wake up with the knowledge you did everything you could to assure us of a win. Ohio needs you, your country needs you, the Committee needs you. Don't let us all down.