And the bonds that form during the intensity of a campaign often last, solidified by near all-nighters and a common goal.
“Some of my best friends in my adult life have come from people who don’t look like me, don’t have the same upbringing, but were side by side with me in the trenches in ’08,” said Beverly, a 36-year-old African-American who grew up in the Midwest. “We share the commitment to the president but also a vision for what our country can be. I’m seeing it again this year.”
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.