Days 11+1 and 11+2 - Jan. 5 - Jan. 6, 2016
Hi guys! It’s Steven here. I wanted to begin this entry by, first of all, saying THANK YOU for reading my posts. As there are a lot of entries, I hope they are not a waste of your time. If you’ve made it this far, you deserve sincere thanks from me. This entry is going to be a bit different from the last few, because I felt like making several lists as a conclusion. Thank you again for going through this journey with me! - Steven
So here’s a quick list of all the presidential candidates that we saw (in order) …
Gov. Terry Branstad (not a presidential candidate, but still pretty important)
… and a list of all the candidates we didn’t see (which was too bad).
and of course…Donald Trump ... Ugh!
If you remember, we have been known to do a spot of volunteering. Here are the candidates we worked for:
I consider it quite an achievement to meet AND volunteer for each and every one of the Democratic candidates (there’s only three, and way too many Republicans anyway).
We also met the staff of Cruz, Santorum and Huckabee's offices.
You also may or may not recall me talking extensively about collecting autographs from the candidates. I received a signature from every candidate that we met. Also, if you remember Nathan from Ben’s office, he had managed to get Carson to sign a book for me (Thanks Nathan!).
To be completely honest, I was a bit sad to be leaving Iowa. Iowa was a nice place (but it was really cold). In California, you definitely don’t have presidential rallies every day here. The 5:30 AM flight to Houston was over in a flash. Probably because I spent the whole flight asleep. Houston George Bush airport was huge. Massive! And it looked nice too. There was one area where small planes could go across an overpass that cars could go under! Which I loved.
The flight to San Jose went quite uneventfully, and I spent most of the trip reviewing each and every day of my Iowan trip. Now that I’m back in nice, (comparably) warm California, I’m thinking: ‘so what’s next?’