Four years ago I photographed election night from a scissor lift on the President’s left, and this year was more of the same. However last time we seemed so far removed from the crowd, that I was in disbelief until the next day. Being there last night made me think of the last four years and it made me imagine what the next four years will bring.
I had an interesting time today visiting some unusual poling places in Chicago. It was fun having a front row seat to the political process, but boring waiting for voters to show up in this low turnout election.
I was in Grand Rapids, Michigan last night once again playing the role of campaign trail photographer.
I went to two nice looking independent coffee shops today with Texas Governor Rick Perry… and all I got for breakfast was a 2-and-a-half hour drive and a cup of Starbucks.
I experienced what I think was one of the most unique campaign stops I have ever seen. Michele Bachmann showed up in Nevada Iowa tonight, did an interview with CNN, pulled out her cell phone and said her former state campaign chairman called her and left her for money, cut a cake, and then shook a few hands without taking any questions from the waiting audience.