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November 02, 2010

Heading to the Polls

BACKYARD WITH OBAMA

Even on this day when voters are meant to be voting, some political candidates are continuing to campaign. They are shaking hands and trying to get their supporters out to the polls. When you’re the President though, you can get people to come to you. Recently, Dawn Josephson was summoned to Washington, D.C. to attend an intimate, backyard event with the President. Dawn was one of the “average, everyday, ordinary citizens” at an event that just happened to be televised on C-SPAN.

SHAKING HANDS WITH A PRESIDENT

In 1992, President George H.W. Bush was running against Bill Clinton. A Tennessee listener calls in with his remembrance of a meaningful handshake with the sitting president.

THE SALVETTI GIRLS

We’ve heard from lots of listeners over the past few weeks, about the moments when politics became personal in some way. Susan Massetti Brandt was a high school freshman in 1960. Her mother had formed a song-and-dance group of six high school girls, including Susan, to support a local candidate. Susan joins Dick to talk about the time that, with the help of a giant Raggedy Ann doll, they got a chance to meet John F. Kennedy.

MASKING TAPE AND POLITICS

There’s been a lot of talk this year about the money that’s supporting different political candidates. Bart Schultz is pretty open about the fact that he is making money from political candidates…or their likenesses. Bart Schultz is “The Masking Tape Guy.” He uses masking tape to make intricately created forms – and some of his best sellers are politicians. See some of Bart's "political" art.

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