Monday, February 2, 2009

Reminiscing about the campaign trail

I guess since the election is over, it's about time I posted pictures from the time I spent on the campaign trail. Have I mentioned it was a great year to move back to Indiana? Hopefully it's not another 40 years before we matter again. Here we go, in no particular order:



Photo courtesy of Zbigniew Bzdak, a friend at The Chicago Tribune who had a knack for spotting me in the crowd and getting a shot. This was shot in Plainfield, the first time I saw Obama in person.



Photo courtesy of Zbigniew Bzdak. This one's from the Indiana State Fairgrounds.



Me with Chelsea Clinton in Indianapolis. I was struck by how much she resembles her mother.



Me with Joe Biden in Zanesville, Ohio. A pretty sizeable road trip to meet Biden. Well worth it.



Joe Biden in Zanesville, Ohio.



Me with Obama's "body man," Reggie Love, at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. Reggie helped me get a lot of things autographed, so thanks to him.



Obama at the Indiana State Fairgrounds.



Former Sen. Birch Bayh, Rep. Andre Carson and former Indiana first lady Judy O'Bannon at Obama rally at the Indiana State Fairgrounds.



Barack Obama on primary eve in Indianapolis.



Stevie Wonder warming up the crowd on primary eve in Indianapolis.



Me with Tim Russert after "Meet the Press" taping in Indianapolis. A little more than a month later, Russert died.
RIP Tim.



Barack Obama after his appearance on "Meet the Press" in Indianapolis.



Me with Bill Clinton in Carmel.



Bill Clinton in Carmel.



The day Barack Obama came to The Indianapolis Star.



Me with CNN's Jim Acosta at Obama rally in Anderson.



Person next to me trying, and not succeeding, to get a good picture of me with Obama in Anderson.



Barack Obama in Anderson.



John Mellencamp at Obama rally in Evansville. The dude is really short.



Me with CNN's Suzanne Malveaux at Obama rally in Evansville. She had just finished her live shot.



Barack Obama in Evansville.



Chelsea Clinton in Indianapolis.



Hillary Rodham Clinton in Indianapolis.



Barack Obama shaking my hand.



Former Indiana first lady Judy O'Bannon introducing Bill Clinton in Columbus.



Bill Clinton in Richmond.



Me with Hillary Rodham Clinton in Indianapolis.



Me with Sen. Evan Bayh at the Indiana State Fairgrounds.

5 comments:

june cleaver said...

The only people I recognized were you and Tim Russert... oh and John Mellencamp-but I liked him better when he was John Cougar Mellencamp.

Anyway... you look great!

Kathleen's world said...

I look like a fat chipmunk, but that's beside the point. I know, I know -- they're all Democrats. (I would have been in a picture with John McCain had he chosen to come on a different day than my trip to see Joe Biden.)
Put the left and right, conservative and liberal politics aside and it was just a pretty cool year to live in Indiana. (Whoa, did I just say that?)

june cleaver said...

have you been drinking with Martha again?

Kathleen's world said...

There I was feelin' the bipartisan love, June, and ya had to go and burst my bubble! :)

Kathleen's world said...

There I was feelin' the bipartisan love, June, and ya had to go and burst my bubble! :)