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Romney/Ryan bus stops at Watauga GOP

Several members of ASU College Republicans pose in front of the Romney/Ryan east coast campaign bus. The bus was parked outside of the Watauga GOP Headquarters located next to Harris Teeter on Shadowline Drive. Paul Heckert | The Appalachian

Several members of ASU College Republicans pose in front of the Romney/Ryan east coast campaign bus. The bus was parked outside of the Watauga GOP Headquarters located next to Harris Teeter on Shadowline Drive. Paul Heckert | The AppalachianThe Romney/ Ryan campaign bus made a quick stop at the Watauga County Republican Headquarters Tuesday afternoon.

Despite the rain and regardless of neither candidate physically being on the bus, around 36 people came to see the bus, including members of the university’s College Republicans club.

“I just realized that I’m about to be on the bus that Romney has been on,” College Republicans chairwoman Kelsey Crum said prior to entering the bus. “There are only three buses and this is the East Coast bus. So I’m about to step in a place where they have been campaigning. It’s almost like a connection with them.”

When Crum stepped on the bus, she immediately called the bus “beautiful.”

“We think of it as such a huge unobtainable thing, something we can’t really connect to, but we can,” said Crum. “He’s human, he’s really out there blood sweat and tears and it just really drives it home how hard he is working out there.”

Fellow College Republicans member Giancarlo Lookman also had the opportunity to tour the bus.

“It just seemed a bit generic to me,” Lookman said. “It had signs posted up in the right way. But it was fun, it gets you excited about the campaign either way.”

Vice Chair of Wataguga Republican party Tommy Adams took a break from his campaign for County Commissioner to tour the bus.

“I think running for president has its perks,” said Adams. “That is incredible. I’m speechless, that’s a really nice way to get around. I was looking at the pictures and thinking of where it’s been, where he’s been. He kind of collected mementos from different places. It’s easy to think of the campaign where you are but he’s going across the country. It’s kind of neat, spreading the same message.”

 

Story: STEPHANIE SANSOUCY, Intern News Reporter
Photo: PAUL HECKERT, Senior Photographer 

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