Friday, December 14, 2007
Burlington Hawkeye: Walking The Extra Miles For Edwards Each Day!
According to this incredible story in the Burlington Hawkeye earlier this week:
It was a touch after 3 p.m. Monday and Carrie Duncan had just finished another day on the job.
Now she was ready to go the extra mile for John Edwards.
Make that 6.1 miles.
Duncan, a 47-year-old food service employee for the New London School District, is walking home each work day until the Iowa caucuses carrying a sign for her favorite presidential candidate.
...Duncan got her itchy feet a few weeks ago after spending the better part of a day canvassing her community in support of Edwards. As the hours dwindled, her body wore down but her spirit swelled.
"The people invigorated me," she said. "I realized how important it was as an American to be able to go up and knock on someone's door and not be, you know, met with a gun or something. ... And that freedom is on the line."
..."I feel John Edwards is a man of his word and honor and he is determined to give America back to the people," she said, "and I'm determined, no matter what, to get out and tell people how much I believe in this man."
The snowstorm gave her plenty of opportunity to do just that, what with all those motorists who pulled up to offer her a lift.
..."I am honored and humbled to have the support of people like Carrie all over Iowa who are dedicated to ending the war, passing universal health care, and restoring our country's promise," the candidate said by e-mail Wednesday. "The lobbyists have too much power in Washington -- it's hard working Americans like Carrie who need and deserve to have a president who will fight for them every day."