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Website links Obama fans with travel plans

By Lisa Vorderbrueggen
Tuesday, October 7th, 2008 at 10:27 am in 2008 presidential election.

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I’t's like a dating site only for fans of Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama.

ObamaTravel.org links people seeking companions willing to travel to battleground states and campaign for Obama. It might well attract attention in California, a state presumed by both parties to cast its Electoral College votes for Obama.

Read more for the press release:

SF Couples’ Web Site Connects and Focuses Obama Supporters on Critical Election Swing States

The Internet has turned into a crucial nexus of communications for the presidential candidates in more ways you might be aware of.

Founded by a San Francisco couple, Alex Wise and Moira DeNike, the dedicated Internet website ObamaTravel is sort of a political hybrid of Craigslist and Team-in-Training.  Volunteers post profiles and solicit sponsorship from their family, friends and others.  Its sole purpose is to help people zero in on the crucial states where Obama needs support and help them influence the vote.

ObamaTravel.org is a new way for people to support and get involved with the democratic process. Unaffiliated with the Obama for America campaign, it’s an online platform that connects volunteers who want to travel to a swing state with financial sponsors and swing state host families.

WWW.OBAMATRAVEL.ORG

Sponsors can see their donations in action by following the canvassing and voter registration activities of their volunteers. In less than a month, the site has well over 100 volunteers from around the country and abroad — most of these people have already received donations and many are knocking on doors at this very moment.

Alex Wise explained how they created the site.  “ObamaTravel is not only to facilitate travel but to inspire people to literally go the extra mile to maximize their impact on the presidential race. As long as there is an electoral college, this online platform can help increase participatory democracy. After we traveled together to Miami for the 2004 race (which was how we met), we knew we’d never go back to watching an election from our couch.”

For more information visit www.ObamaTravel.org

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  • Freak_of_the_far_right

    I believe this is the biggest up yours I have ever seen in my life. This is how far the California GOP has sunk that the democrats are shipping supporters out of state because there is no chance McCain can win in CA. We Republicans are on the verge of extencion in CA.
    If trends hold we are looking at the biggest slaughter of the GOP in modern history. And the funny thing is the Republicans don’t get it or know it is coming!!

  • Freak_of_the_far_right

    I believe this is the biggest up yours I have ever seen in my life. This is how far the California GOP has sunk that the democrats are shipping supporters out of state because there is no chance McCain can win in CA. We Republicans are on the verge of extencion in CA.

  • Tom

    Indeed, the GOP seems to be obsessed with living 1968 over and over again. Ironically, the party has become hostages to the modern-day “counterculture” of the right (maybe that’s what McCain’s “my fellow prisoners” was all about).