There they were, standing outside the Denver Convention Center waving their NOBAMA signs and wearing their “Not Ready 08″ t-shirts, smiling and shaking hands with whomever would stop.
Though they were about as welcome to some in Denver as Col. Sanders in a hen house, the volunteers arrived on Sunday to show their support for Sen. John McCain’s presidential campaign.
Will Crosswell, 24, said he came from Washington D.C. to protest Sen. Barack Obama and support McCain because he doesn’t think Obama has the experience necessary to be the next president of the United States.
Obama “hasn’t done anything for the country. For the last two years he has been running for president,” not helping to make the country stronger, says Crosswell, who is the national field director for the College Republicans.
But McCain, Crosswell says, is the “orignial maverick,” who has always put his country first. “He has spent his entire life serving his country,” he added.
Crosswell and his colleagues plan to stay in Denver until Thursday and then head over to St. Paul, Minn., to help out with the Republican National Convention.
Deborah Creighton Skinner is the editorial director for BlackEnterprise.com.