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Lunch with Sherrod Brown... (Original Post) CaliforniaPeggy Mar 2014 OP
Awesome! pscot Mar 2014 #1
Thanks! CaliforniaPeggy Mar 2014 #3
Fabulous, CP! frazzled Mar 2014 #2
Thanks, my dear frazzled! CaliforniaPeggy Mar 2014 #5
Hope you told him I said Hi! liberal N proud Mar 2014 #4
My dear liberal N proud... CaliforniaPeggy Mar 2014 #6
No problem liberal N proud Mar 2014 #7
Oh, you lucky duck! countryjake Mar 2014 #8
Thank you, my dear countryjake! CaliforniaPeggy Mar 2014 #9
I'm so glad you were able to snap a few shots! countryjake Mar 2014 #46
Very kind of you to say so... CaliforniaPeggy Mar 2014 #47
Told you he was the real deal, Peggy! Ikonoklast Mar 2014 #10
You're lucky to have him, my dear Ikonoklast! CaliforniaPeggy Mar 2014 #12
Lucky you Peggy. I always loved Sharrod. Auntie Bush Mar 2014 #11
My dear Auntie Bush! CaliforniaPeggy Mar 2014 #14
I meant who California Peggy looked like. Now I know. Auntie Bush Mar 2014 #25
He has a kind face. :-) Lars39 Mar 2014 #13
He has more than that, my dear Lars39... CaliforniaPeggy Mar 2014 #15
He's a keeper! Lars39 Mar 2014 #16
awesome CaliforniaPeggy ! steve2470 Mar 2014 #17
Not far at all, my dear steve2470! CaliforniaPeggy Mar 2014 #21
Very cool malaise Mar 2014 #18
Thanks, my dear malaise! CaliforniaPeggy Mar 2014 #24
Peggy, you're not allowed to steal my Senator! OhioChick Mar 2014 #19
Well, phooey, my dear OhioChick! CaliforniaPeggy Mar 2014 #26
I think he's great, and I know him and his daughter (former head of ODP) brooklynite Mar 2014 #20
Lucky you, my dear brooklynite! CaliforniaPeggy Mar 2014 #27
I have a lot of connections with Ohio Pols... brooklynite Mar 2014 #32
I wouldn't say you're doing penance... CaliforniaPeggy Mar 2014 #33
thanks for sharing. Looks like you had a good time. Liberal_in_LA Mar 2014 #22
Thanks for your kind words, my dear Liberal_in_LA! CaliforniaPeggy Mar 2014 #28
Great pics! bigwillq Mar 2014 #23
Thanks, my dear bigwillq! CaliforniaPeggy Mar 2014 #29
They don't come much better than Sherrod Brown rurallib Mar 2014 #30
Aw, thank you, my dear rurallib! CaliforniaPeggy Mar 2014 #31
You are so lucky! JustAnotherGen Mar 2014 #34
Thank you, my dear JustAnotherGen! CaliforniaPeggy Mar 2014 #35
And thanks for taking us all with you, California Peggy! NBachers Mar 2014 #36
It was my distinct pleasure, my dear NBachers! CaliforniaPeggy Mar 2014 #41
I'm jelly! stonecutter357 Mar 2014 #37
I can believe that, my dear stonecutter367! CaliforniaPeggy Mar 2014 #42
This message was self-deleted by its author HarveyDarkey Mar 2014 #38
My dear HarveyDarkey! CaliforniaPeggy Mar 2014 #43
Lucky you samplegirl Mar 2014 #39
I felt very lucky, my dear samplegirl! CaliforniaPeggy Mar 2014 #44
Isn't he wonderful? JohnnyRingo Mar 2014 #40
My dear JohnnyRingo! CaliforniaPeggy Mar 2014 #45
How wonderful Peggy - TBF Mar 2014 #48
It was a very fun time, my dear TBF... CaliforniaPeggy Mar 2014 #49

frazzled

(18,402 posts)
2. Fabulous, CP!
Fri Mar 21, 2014, 07:30 PM
Mar 2014

You look terrific, the senator looks terrific ... and for those of us still stuck in the gray, cold parts of the country ... the weather looks terrific!

CaliforniaPeggy

(150,674 posts)
5. Thanks, my dear frazzled!
Fri Mar 21, 2014, 07:33 PM
Mar 2014

It was a beautiful spring day...a little overcast, and then a bit of sun...

He is a genuine live wire! Very knowledgeable and knows how to get his points across.

I had a great time!

liberal N proud

(60,478 posts)
7. No problem
Fri Mar 21, 2014, 07:41 PM
Mar 2014

Maybe I will see him next time he is in town, He own a house just across town from us and comes to some of our events when in town.

countryjake

(8,554 posts)
8. Oh, you lucky duck!
Fri Mar 21, 2014, 07:42 PM
Mar 2014

I would sure love to sit down at a lunch with Sen. Brown. As a former Ohioan, I've followed his career for a couple of decades now and he gives me much hope for my old home state.

I am green with envy.


Thanks so much for sharing your pics!

CaliforniaPeggy

(150,674 posts)
9. Thank you, my dear countryjake!
Fri Mar 21, 2014, 08:40 PM
Mar 2014

I hear ya, and how I agree.....he gives me hope too, for Ohio and for the whole country.

I felt truly honored to be included in this group!

I hadn't been sure about being allowed to take any pictures...but he said go ahead, so I felt very happy!

countryjake

(8,554 posts)
46. I'm so glad you were able to snap a few shots!
Sat Mar 22, 2014, 02:11 AM
Mar 2014

I also forgot to say, hey, you are looking good there with him. Two beautiful people!

CaliforniaPeggy

(150,674 posts)
12. You're lucky to have him, my dear Ikonoklast!
Fri Mar 21, 2014, 09:01 PM
Mar 2014

And he sure is the real deal.

I can't vote for him, but I can support him!

Auntie Bush

(17,528 posts)
11. Lucky you Peggy. I always loved Sharrod.
Fri Mar 21, 2014, 08:55 PM
Mar 2014

Were you the host or a guest Peggy?

By the way, nice to meet you! Now I know who is posting under your name.

CaliforniaPeggy

(150,674 posts)
14. My dear Auntie Bush!
Fri Mar 21, 2014, 09:04 PM
Mar 2014

I was a guest! The hosts are movers and shakers......and lovely people to boot.

Not sure what you mean about who is posting under my name......it's me!

CaliforniaPeggy

(150,674 posts)
15. He has more than that, my dear Lars39...
Fri Mar 21, 2014, 09:05 PM
Mar 2014

He is a kind, thoughtful man, for sure...

He is also very smart and communicates his ideas well.

steve2470

(37,461 posts)
17. awesome CaliforniaPeggy !
Fri Mar 21, 2014, 09:08 PM
Mar 2014

I'm glad he was interesting and you got to enjoy yourself ! I hope you didn't have to drive too far in that LA traffic

CaliforniaPeggy

(150,674 posts)
21. Not far at all, my dear steve2470!
Fri Mar 21, 2014, 09:10 PM
Mar 2014

Maybe 12 miles. And the traffic was light on the way over......much heavier on the way home. But I didn't care!

It was very cool. I normally don't move in those high-powered circles...

CaliforniaPeggy

(150,674 posts)
26. Well, phooey, my dear OhioChick!
Fri Mar 21, 2014, 09:15 PM
Mar 2014

Believe me, if I could have, I would have!

But he belongs to Ohio.....you all need him more than we do.

Thanks for the kind words!

 

brooklynite

(96,641 posts)
20. I think he's great, and I know him and his daughter (former head of ODP)
Fri Mar 21, 2014, 09:10 PM
Mar 2014

BTW - He DOESN'T want to run for President.....

CaliforniaPeggy

(150,674 posts)
27. Lucky you, my dear brooklynite!
Fri Mar 21, 2014, 09:17 PM
Mar 2014

He IS great.

I'm sorry to hear he doesn't want to run for President.......I think he'd make a great one, someday.

Ohio needs him more, though.

 

brooklynite

(96,641 posts)
32. I have a lot of connections with Ohio Pols...
Fri Mar 21, 2014, 09:28 PM
Mar 2014

My Brother's FIL was a Bush-Cheney fundraiser, so I feel the need to do penance...

CaliforniaPeggy

(150,674 posts)
33. I wouldn't say you're doing penance...
Fri Mar 21, 2014, 09:30 PM
Mar 2014

I'd rather say that you're fighting back against the corrupt practices of the Republicans!

And good for you.

CaliforniaPeggy

(150,674 posts)
28. Thanks for your kind words, my dear Liberal_in_LA!
Fri Mar 21, 2014, 09:18 PM
Mar 2014

Once I figured out how to get there, and where to park, I relaxed and had a great time!

JustAnotherGen

(32,576 posts)
34. You are so lucky!
Fri Mar 21, 2014, 09:31 PM
Mar 2014

I know there's conflict at DU over who people want to run in a few years - but I would live it if he ran. He just "gets" things.

CaliforniaPeggy

(150,674 posts)
35. Thank you, my dear JustAnotherGen!
Fri Mar 21, 2014, 09:34 PM
Mar 2014

Perhaps he sees himself as more effective in the Senate than as President.



As for being lucky....well, I was invited because I have supported his various campaigns. This was a thank-you luncheon.

Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

CaliforniaPeggy

(150,674 posts)
43. My dear HarveyDarkey!
Fri Mar 21, 2014, 10:45 PM
Mar 2014

It was a pretty uncomplicated day. The main thing was to thank us for our past support of his campaigns.

He also talked about the upcoming Congressional elections, and what it would mean if we lost the Senate.

He urged us to not think about the Presidential elections just yet. It isn't time yet to think about that.

And there was stuff that went by pretty quickly and that I don't remember.

That's it in a nutshell.

JohnnyRingo

(18,908 posts)
40. Isn't he wonderful?
Fri Mar 21, 2014, 10:04 PM
Mar 2014

I'm fortunate enough to call him my senator. Here in NE Ohio we're also blessed to be represented by congressman Tim Ryan, another seemingly real hero of the working class.

I hope you had the opportunity to meet his wife, Connie Schultz. She's an editorialist for the Cleveland Plain Dealer and a genuine nice person without airs or pretensions. She once told the story about how her mother instructed her and her four sisters to watch how a prospective boyfriend treats a waiter or waitress. She advised that the true worth of a man is how he treats someone he's socially allowed to abuse. She assured that Sherrod fit the bill, and love spawned eternal.

I took this image when he was running for re-election about 18 months ago as he donned the hat of a young supporter. He then turned to me and jokingly asked that I wait until after the election to post it:

CaliforniaPeggy

(150,674 posts)
45. My dear JohnnyRingo!
Fri Mar 21, 2014, 10:49 PM
Mar 2014

Alas, she was someplace else today. I've read her writing and she's excellent.

I LOVE your story! That's a great picture too. It sound just like him!

I'm glad Ohio has him for its senior senator--you all need him so much.

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