Yesterday morning I started my day at a small rally at Rep. Murtha's Johnstown HQ. Senator Bob Casey gave a warm, well-spoken introduction and then Mr. Murtha presented his case to his supporters why they should help him get re-elected. He was his usual, straight-talking self. And, despite what people outside his district might think of him, he's truly a Congressman who understands the need to serve his country AND help his region. At the end of his talk he mentioned the need to support Senator Obama because of his judgment.

After that rally, I hoofed it down Main Street to the Obama office to get my canvassing assignment for the day, which led to two very encouraging encounters that gave me hope for the country's future if Senator Obama gets elected.