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Liberty Candidate Chelene Nightingale Ends 190-Mile "Save California Walk"

© 2010 NewsWithViews.com | By Sarah Foster | September 14, 2010

SACRAMENTO – It was an exhausting eight days, but California gubernatorial candidate Chelene Nightingale, the American Independent/Constitution Party's nominee, and her campaign team beat the odds, arriving at the state capital mid-afternoon Friday, Sept. 10, on schedule and on foot – completing an almost 200-mile trek through the San Joaquin Valley that they began a week earlier in Fresno.

If she was in pain, you wouldn’t know it. The 45-year-old “We the People’s candidate” (as she describes herself) walked without any trace of a limp, smiling and waving to the group of local supporters who turned out to cheer her and her companions. Then unaided she climbed the steps to the Capital and raised her arms in a victory salute.

Nightingale and her companions had truly earned the moment. At one point it was by no means certain she’d be able to finish the walk at all, let alone under her own power, because although she had walked the first 60 miles (from Fresno to Merced), by the third day what began as a few blisters developed into open wounds. At that point a doctor who had just joined the march ordered her to stay off her feet and use a wheelchair if she intended to make it to Sacramento.

Now pushing a wheelchair over a hundred miles is no trivial task, and when it’s 104 degrees – that’s serous work. Fortunately, supporters from communities along the way, many of them strangers, joined the group to lend a hand.

“While Chelene is disappointed that the skin on her feet adamantly disagrees with the fire in her heart, she is very thankful to have such loyal friends and supporters to help her through the day,” wrote campaign manager Dani Rascon in an online posting.

Temperatures in the valley soared over 100 degrees some afternoons. At times the road surface was hot enough to fry eggs – which did wonders for the soles of feet. Fortunately, no one else was crippled by blisters-turned-wounds. Although Highway 99 from Fresno north to Sacramento is a straight 172 miles, the walkers had to keep to a parallel road, which sometimes zigzagged away from the highway, taking them far out of the way and adding an extra 20 miles to their journey.

Despite setbacks, Nightingale was determined to walk the final day on her own, a distance of 13 miles from a hotel south of Sacramento. And she did.

“We all could have given up, but we didn’t,” Nightingale shouted from the top of the Capital steps. “And that’s what we have to be for liberty! We have to be ever vigilant and never give up!”

News Blackout

The march was dubbed the Save-Our-State Walk or Hardship Walk – and if you’ve not heard about it that’s no surprise. There’s been an almost complete blackout of news about Nightingale and other third-party candidates this election season. News Blackout

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Good for her!

Hope the voters agree.

"Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern." ~~C.S. Lewis
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

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thank you so much Libera_me. I can personally attest to how deeply she cares, and how great she would be ...

walking for We The People ...

"Rally for the Central Valley" Oct 23, 2010

http://www.youtube.com/user/Jamsie567#p/a/u/0/CLVQGWigE84
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If ever the Time should come, when vain & aspiring Men shall possess the highest Seats in Government, our Country will stand in Need of its experienced Patriots to prevent its Ruin. ~ Samuel Adams

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fyi

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Ms. Chelene kindly sent us a message ... !

I tried to register at the DP, but all I found was the log-in and not the registration button…since my time is limited I will instead just tell you thank you for the support!  And liberty is definitely growing among voters in California!
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btw, we've fixed it so that she can log in at some point.

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“We all could have given up but we didn’t”

LL on Twitter: http://twitter.com/LibertyPoet
sometimes LL can suck & sometimes LL rocks!
http://www.dailypaul.com/203008/south-carolina-battle-of-cow...
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

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for Liberty!
& a song to go with the bump:
http://www.youtube.com/user/campaign4liberty?feature=mhum#p/...

LL on Twitter: http://twitter.com/LibertyPoet
sometimes LL can suck & sometimes LL rocks!
http://www.dailypaul.com/203008/south-carolina-battle-of-cow...
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

Great job, Chelene!

California needs someone like you.

Ron Paul "Sign Wave Across the USA" -- November 5th!

well said Lisa

here song for you:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4QKuy1MS1E

LL on Twitter: http://twitter.com/LibertyPoet
sometimes LL can suck & sometimes LL rocks!
http://www.dailypaul.com/203008/south-carolina-battle-of-cow...
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

Thanks buddy.

You're very musical today.

Ron Paul "Sign Wave Across the USA" -- November 5th!

Keep walking, Chelene.

And don't stop 'til you reach Alaska.

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mushing dog sled info :

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here's the link, Chelene ... :)

http://www.husky-petlove.com/mushing.html
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North To Alaska ~
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSt0NEESrUA

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:> Persistance.

Bravo Chelene!

bump for Liberty!

LL on Twitter: http://twitter.com/LibertyPoet
sometimes LL can suck & sometimes LL rocks!
http://www.dailypaul.com/203008/south-carolina-battle-of-cow...
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

bumping to end . . .

blackouts--

CAN California be saved?

(no tongue in cheek here)

it's hard to be awake; it's easier to dream--

California Voters Disenfranchised Themselves

CA voters just approved Prop. 19, which does away with all but the top two vote-getters for the run-off in November. No longer will voters have more than two options on the final ballot.

Alternative party candidates are often heroic, and now they won't even be in the race after the so-called "primary" (actually a general election, now).

What do you think? http://consequeries.com/

Prop. 19

It was prop. 14 not 19 that voters approved.
Prop 19 is on the november ballot that would make pot legal!!

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I hope it is challenged

remember who counts the votes in CA, Diebold.

this isn't meant to be snarky--

There are people in CA about whom I care very much, and I have seen a lot of heartache lately--

out of three CA homeowners I know personally, closely--

--one sold a cheap house for too much, bought a very nice home outright in a state with lower housing prices and can't maintain that house

--one sold a home after twenty years of 'owning' and came out with $20,000, now is living in a rent-free (works for a place to live) situation

--one walked away from a home after making many attempts for many months to renegotiate with the bank (who refused to work with them) and is now renting a home in the neighborhood (a neighborhood half empty with foreclosed homes) for less--and maintaining the empty home, "after owning it for ten years we don't want to see it be damaged"--

the third was a very modest home, purchased by frugal people--

So much damage done. It always amazes me to find people who are surviving there; some people who bought homes before 1980 might be all right.

it's hard to be awake; it's easier to dream--