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Eight More Days

by David Gura
Dec 26, 2007

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I just got a phone call from my friend, Danny. He's in Iowa, driving in blizzards, knocking on doors, trying to sway voters. It's tough work, but he loves it. His days start around 7:30 a.m., and they often end 19 hours later. By then, he's traveled hundreds of miles, greeted a lot of Iowans, and listened to a lot of public radio (I can only assume).

Danny, more than anyone I know, is most content when he's on the move. I think he's uprooted himself a dozen times since college, taking jobs in North Carolina, Missouri, and India. (I'm pretty sure he wasn't campaigning in Ahmedabad). If you've ever "pulled a Danny," as my friends and I say, choosing campaign work in Iowa, New Hampshire, or Florida over gainful employment elsewhere, tell us why you made the move. And, as always, we especially love anecdotes.

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