Friday, May 02, 2008

I met Barack Obama and gave him a copy of Richard Heinberg's "The Party's Over" yesterday!

That's it in his right hand!

I attended a small town hall meeting in South Bend today. The meeting was mainly focused on energy and farming. Several farmers were present. Approximately 80 people were there in a pole barn with hay stacks around the speaking area.

After the meeting was over, he made his rounds shaking hands and greeting people. Since I had the opportunity, I brought and gave my copy of Richard Heinberg's book "The Party's Over: Oil, War, & the Fate of Industrial Societies" to him with my name, address, and blog address written on the inside of the cover. I told him to wait until the campaign is over and then read it and my blog where he could find more information when he has time (if THAT would ever be the case! lol). Maybe Michelle might have some time to read it.

I could've asked him a question but I'm not a very good speaker. I chickened out. I speak better with smaller crowds and definitely not while I could possibly be on CNN! The cameras were straight on me because I was sitting behind where he was standing.

Anyway, I've personally gone to the straight potential top! I'm not messing around this time! :)

4 comments:

Shawn said...

OK lets see

Oily said...

he must be given this book by EVERYONE who cares about this issue, when he comes across it... there is no more important book for him to read (or one of his assistants to summarize, at least :) )

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