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November 21, 2008

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The Long Campaign

Dating Advice From Obama Campaigners:

Norah, 26

Field organizer for the Democratic primary in Las Vegas, NV and Flagstaff, AZ

What’s the best way to pick up an Obama campaigner?
Volunteer. Campaigners never have time to date anyone they don’t see in the office. Bonus if you shower and dress in clean clothes. No one in the office has time to do that.

What has working on a campaign taught you about relationships?
For one thing, you can’t date someone who doesn’t understand campaigning. But in the real world, it taught me that there are a lot of men in their mid-to-late twenties who are very driven and motivated to succeed. Eighteen months ago, I thought they were all jerks.

The guy I’ve been seeing for a few weeks hasn’t replied to my last email, but has updated his Facebook status since then. Should I be worried?

Yes. Working on campaigns taught me that when you really want something, the best way to get it is to continually call until you get it, whether it’s an endorsement or a date.

Sadly, the rest of the article is kind of a disappointment — nothing you wouldn’t find from a random sampling of twentysomethings.

Posted November 21, 2008 at 7:24 | Comments (0) | Permasnark
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