Huckabee's Fans Work From The Heart
| Courant Staff Writer
A stiff wind, overcast skies and chilly temperatures couldn't stop LeJeune and his fellow Huckabee supporters. As state voters gear up for Tuesday's presidential primary and numerous national campaigns and operatives descend on Connecticut to get out the vote, LeJeune said his campaigning on Saturday — a grass-roots, local volunteer effort — was meant to generate energy among fellow voters. "Ours doesn't come from money, ours comes from our heart," William Landers of Wallingford said of the Huckabee campaign effort.Landers, LeJeune and the other Huckabee supporters wound their way through the streets of downtown Hartford waving at cars, distributing literature and promoting their candidate. Landers, who owns a landscaping and masonry business in Windsor Locks, filled the streets with chants of "We Like Mike!"LeJeune, a South Windsor entrepreneur who owns an information technology business, said he hoped to persuade voters to consider Huckabee, whom he called a good fit for Connecticut's voters and values. But he also hoped to get Connecticut residents thinking about one of the most important elections in history, he said.He found plenty of Connecticut residents just a short hike from Bushnell Park. As thousands of basketball fans descended on downtown Hartford for UConn's Saturday afternoon game with Pittsburgh, LeJeune's band of Huckabee supporters worked the crowd.
They were joined by others stumping for their presidential candidates. Placards and posters from candidates ranging from Democratic Sens. Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton to Republican candidate Ron Paul were spotted around the XL Center Saturday afternoon.
Tim White, a Cheshire town council member who also stumped on behalf of Paul's presidential campaign outside the center, said his group's grass-roots effort was about increasing recognition and spreading interest in their candidate.
"Look," LeJeune said, "you can't buy passion in an election."
What a great story from the Hartford Currant making the head lines of the Connecticut section.
The story appeared above Obama and Clinton.
I am so honored by the Hartford Currant.
Also News Channel 3 . Who ran it the Huckabee Rally at 6 and 11 P.M on Saturday Feb. 2nd. and Also 5, 6, and 7 a.m. Sunday the 3rd 2008.
This is truly makes me have hope that the News can not be control completly by News corp. and Wall Street both owned by the same.