Earlier this month, two Campbell University students and a buddy from Virginia Tech were up in Virginia Beach for a John McCain rally.
It was their lucky day. The Straight Talk Express rumbled by, they waved it down, and the candidate himself got out and chatted them up. McCain even gave them some hot chocolate - after his secret service detail had inspected their cell phones.
The Campbell students are Eric Paul Hardy and Michael Meredity and their Virginia Tech buddy is Brendan Ahurns. Their tale is recounted in a recent Campbell University press release. I can't find a link to the release, so here are the essentials:
"We were just out and about and driving up the boulevard on Ocean Front approaching the Hilton Hotel," said Hardy, who is a junior government major from Shoals, NC. "There was no one around, but when we looked to our immediate left, there was the Straight Talk Express."