Monday, September 29, 2008

The Great Schlep

Calling all Jews! This may seem crazy, but you can actually play a huge part in helping Barack Obama get elected as the next President of the United States! Thanks to The Great Schlep, there is now an organized way to help convince your Jewish grandparents to vote for Barack in the upcoming election. The website urges young Jews to fly to Florida to meet with their Bubbies in order to "educate them about Obama, and therefore swing the crucial Florida vote in his favor." If you can't fly to Florida, that's ok, because the website also provides an excellent list of talking points that will help make Obama appealing to elderly Jews.

If you're like me, your nana is scared of Barack Obama because he has a weird name and isn't white. I didn't think there was any hope of convincing Nana Esther to vote Democratic this time around even though she is very liberal and a huge fan of Bill Clinton. Well, thanks to the talking points on The Great Schlep (and a little help from Governor Palin), my aunt was able to convince Nana to become an Obama supporter! Here is the email she sent me this weekend:

Hey, I talked to Nana Esther this morning and she's finally convinced Obama is the one. What's more amazing is that my mom who NEVER votes Democratic is also voting for Obama. The thought of Sara Palin possibly becoming our president scared her into it! I really don't know anyone anymore who is considering McCain.

This is my Nana, the Obama supporter:

And you should definitely check what out Sarah Silverman has to say about all this:

The Great Schlep from The Great Schlep on Vimeo.


itsbritneybitch said...

I really hope that car in the background is your gramdma's.

Anonymous said...

Your Bubba looks so nice. Especially now that she's voting Obama.

The Great Schlep is Great...and I love our Sarah Silverman.

Can't get enuff og this Great Schlep video.

Anonymous said...

this is the first time my bubbie is not on this earth to vote for president, but she always voted democratic. (And she didn't let us call her bubbie, she was too "modern".)

Harriet said...

Lesley, wonderful blog page--thank you!

See also my BubbesForObama statement of support for Barack and Joe at


Karley Meabrod said...


shibumi said...

i just wanted to say that i am a giant clown.