One of the many reasons I really like this guy - a good friend of mine's boyfriend has purple hair (this week) and a pierced eyebrow. Jim walked right up and shook their hands, didn't bat an eye.
He has a very good point when he says that $2300 does not buy you 2300 votes. My friends and I are not the Liddy Dole corporate donor-types who have that kind of cash to throw around. Yet we still get treated like real people, like our voices matter.
Like I told my friends, I have a really hard time trying to picture Mrs. Bob Dole at an event like the one in Durham last night, where we were eating pizza and cupcakes, drinking sodas, several kids running around underfoot, with Jim walking around listening to people, talking with us, not at us.
Thanks to everyone who came to the Grand Opening of our Durham HQ last night, too! It was fantastic to see so many faces, and to meet some more folks from BlueNC and Pam's House Blend.
There will be more photos forthcoming; my husband the shutterbug took LOTS of pics, but I haven't had time to crop and upload more than one or two. There's a couple more on my flickr account here:
If you missed him last night, here's his appearance schedule for the next few weeks, including the Buncombe County Democratic Celebrity Chili Cook-off (mmm...chili):