Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Good Day

I started the day at 5:30 am. I've been in perpetual motion since then. I'm going to have a beer and get some sleep, but first (or rather, while I enjoy my beverage), let me just say that Harold Ford, Jr. is a rock star.

He was in town most of the day today. There was an unbelievable amount of energy swirling around him all day long and CNN even showed up to cover the party! If you've seen any coverage, let me know how they're treating it -- I've been out in the field all day... and it's been amazing.

Congressman Ford bookended the day in Chattanooga, appearing twice to a packed crowd in the same room: the Silver Ballroom at the Read House. There was a prayer breakfast to start the day and a post-debate celebration this evening. At one point this morning, while Ford was speaking and the standing-room-only crowd was on their feet and going nuts, someone turned to me and said simply "He's going to win." It sounded like a statement of fact and was delivered with a tinge of relief as the speaker seemed to be, at that moment, coming to a realization.

And then later in the day, more Ford supporters than Corker supporters turned out to cheer on the candidates as they arrived at today's debate -- and this was in Corker's hometown.

More later. I'm going to get some sleep. I've got another overly-scheduled day tomorrow, but it's all good stuff and I'll keep you updated when I can...

2 comments:

sandy said...

Pictures, pictures, where are the pictures, 10K Monkeys and a Camera?

alice said...

They're coming! I'm charging the camera batteries as we speak...