My son had an away basketball game in Convoy, Ohio, the other night, so I went a bit early to stump. (It’s a low budget campaign, and I often try to combine these trips. Anyway…) This night I, in ad hoc fashion, found myself doing a bit of campaigning in Gibson’s Barnyard BBQ Restaurant. I passed on a campaign card to owner Thomas Gibson who, in turn, said he was “a politician too.” He’s a township trustee in the area. An affable sort, Mr. Gibson takes pride in his “family restaurant,” and in the work he’s doing for the township as well. People like him are the ones who form the real backbone of this country.