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Canvassing door to door in Holden, Missouri.

We canvassed in Holden, Missouri for about three hours. My partner was wearing an Obama t-shirt and, more often than not, was greeted warmly when people answered the door. I had done door to door in Holden in 2004 and 2006. The reception was definitely better this time around..

A Warrensburg canvasser was confronted by an irate individual. The older women who answered the door on learning that the canvasser was volunteering for Obama stuttered, “You, you better run.” The canvasser politely ended the conversation and returned to her car. The women followed her down the drive way and, shaking her finger, stated, “He’s a Muslim and he’s going to turn this into a Muslim country…” I told the canvasser that she obviously ruined that woman’s day. The canvasser smiled and said, “I hadn’t thought of it that way.” I gave her a high five.

The phone bank has been running at capacity since 9:00 a.m.