Ramsey mother Deirdre Woodbyrne went to New Hampshire this past weekend to help campaign for Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush. She wrote about the experience for Daily Voice.
MACHESTER, N.H. — There is nothing more energizing for anyone involved with campaigns than being on the ground in New Hampshire during an election year.
In a day and age when people are surrounded by 20-second sound bites, 140-character tweets and continuous posts on their newsfeeds, actually being on the ground and going door-to-door is the best way to get a real understanding of the mood and opinions of voters.
I left Ramsey at 4 a.m. Saturday and arrived at campaign headquarters in Manchester in time for a 8:30 a.m. meeting with volunteers.
I was partnered with a former staffer of the Florida GOP. We spent the weekend together trudging through the snow up long rural driveways to knock on doors.
We covered several towns across N.H. in two days. It was a new experience for this Bergen County girl who is used to campaigning across 70 towns.
When we asked people about the election, there was a wide variety of responses.
I definitely saw an undercurrent of anger by many at the current state of our nation. Many voters we polled stated they were voting for Donald Trump.
The greatest feeling came when we were able to convince an undecided voter to support our candidate.
They say lawn signs don’t vote, but lawn signs on private property are a good indication of the outcome. We saw many lawn signs for Trump and quite a few for Ohio Governor John Kasich, as well.
Based on that, we thought Trump would win, and we were right.
Grateful to have had the opportunity to connect with voters in N.H., and look forward to the months ahead!