My Mom emailed me with the story, and told me that she was disappointed that she wasn't in the bustling Obama headquarters when Broder stopped by:
Two local women at the tables -- Cullen Naumore and Catherine Wiandt -- heard Sen. Joe Biden when he spoke in mid-September at the College of Wooster. Naumore had never thought of volunteering in a campaign, and Wiandt had abandoned politics, disillusioned, after working for Democrats in her younger years. Now they are part of a volunteer force that Litt estimates at "100 per week and growing." Two others are Jessica Schumacher of Lexington, Ky., and Sarah Green-Golan of Boston, respectively a sophomore and a senior at the College of Wooster. I met them on campus and heard how they and their friends had persuaded 700 of their fellow students to register in Wayne County, where the Republican presidential margin has ranged from 11,000 to 12,000 votes in the past two elections."It's going to be different this time," they assured me.Yes, times change. And people change them.