Nearly every day, Stacey Brayboy, director of U.S. Sen. Barack Obama’s S.C. presidential campaign, marched into a St. Andrews Road grocery store to buy her favorite drink, lemonade, and chip away at the ambivalence of one of the store’s female security guards.
“I talked to her. I gave her literature. I got her phone number. She became my own little focus group,” Brayboy said.
During visit No. 8, Brayboy delivered the final pitch: “Have you been contacted by any of those other campaigns?” Brayboy asked. “Edwards? Clinton?”
The security guard shook her head from side to side. “What does that tell you?” asked Brayboy, a Manning native. “They don’t care. But we want your vote because it matters to us.
“We need you.”