While the Greers seemed unpersuaded, Bevin found a more welcoming audience at another table where he talked to Jim Boyter, Boyter’s mother, Dona Rae Boyter, and his son, James Boyter.
The pitch was similar but the reception was warmer.
Dona Rae Boyter said she plans to vote for Bevin and had pretty much made up her mind even before he joined the family at the table.
Jim Boyter isn’t sure just yet how he will vote but he liked Bevin and enjoyed the conversation which sometimes strayed from politics to family anecdotes at times.
“He seemed impressive,” Jim Boyter said. “Talking to him – I just liked him.”
The question is can he talk to enough people to impress the way he impressed Jim Boyter.
Dickerson followed Bevin to the next table with a plate of food he’d retrieved for the candidate. By the time he found Bevin, the candidate was already engaged in conversation with another group of five.
By that time, however, the sun had set, the serving line was closing and most of the crowd had eaten and left. But Bevin didn’t seem to notice – he was busy talking to the five people at his outdoor picnic table.
Ronnie Ellis writes for CNHI News Service and is based in Frankfort. Reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow CNHI News Service stories on Twitter at www.twitter.com/cnhifrankfort.