"Barack represents a thousand different answers to what young people were looking for," he says. "
Who he is, his background, the issues he's worked on, his vision, his style." Riemer and other strategists developed a campaign climate that kept volunteers coming back.
Field organizers around the country built comfy offices that became rec centers for young people.To veteran activists used to running campaigns on a shoestring,
Obama for America's volunteer-driven strategy wasn't rocket science, but it was breaking news to the establishment.
"We didn't all drop what we were doing and change our lives just because we liked Obama. We wanted to move the country forward."
Main Entry: 1hoard
Etymology: Middle English hord, from Old English; akin to Gothic huzd treasure, Old English hȳdan to hide
Date: before 12th century
: a supply or fund stored up and often hidden away