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It’s not over yet. Volunteer 

img_0431I’m going canvassing today, oh best beloveds. I canvassed yesterday too. Next week, I’ll be doing dry run GOTV efforts from my house. I am taking this election very seriously.

Yes, I am exhausted on the weekend.

Yes, I have errands to run and lawns to mow.

Yes, I need to decompress and hang out with people.

But I’m going to feel really stupid after the election if Donald Trump is in the White House. He’s a bad guy. He’s got a seriously personality disorder. He wants to do illegal things, war crimes, prosecute his political enemies. With Trump, you know you’re electing a Nixon before he takes office.

Let’s pre-impeach him.

But we’re not going to sway even one Trump supporter. They aren’t interested in policy. They’re driven by anger and visions of power. We aren’t going to make headway with those people.

Fortunately, with canvassing, you aren’t likely to meet any Trump people. At this stage of the game, we are contacting likely voters, asking them for a commitment, helping them plan Election Day, letting them know where they can vote, thanking them and letting them know how important their one vote is. We’re also reaching out to uncommitted Democrats, letting them know that this time, we’re not kidding. It really is that important. We remind them how prepared Hillary is, how hard she will work for families and kids, how she wants to improve infrastructure, education and healthcare.

That’s what we canvassers do.

We get a packet of houses to hit. It only takes three hours of your time. The weather has been beautiful in Pennsylvania. You can get outdoors, walk around, take in the colors of the leaves. It is a healthy thing to do.

Those of you in Pennsylvania should know how important this state is to Hillary’s win. Polls are fluctuating more than they would in a normal election year. You should not feel confident that Hillary has this all wrapped up because the person who wins is the one who gets the most supporters to the polls.

With Donald acting out on TV every day, he is firing up his base and motivating them to vote. The networks think they are watching a meltdown. No. What they are watching is Trump’s ground game.

Hillary isn’t going to debase herself on national television. So, we’ll have to get out the vote the old fashioned way, one house at a time.

Do it with us and someday you will look back on these last few weeks with pride that you were there when the country needed you most.


5 Responses

  1. I vividly remember how the Obama campaign always took the high road eight years ago.

    • {{snort!}}
      That’s a good one.
      Still a good sentiment and at least Hillary is living by it.

  2. RD:
    Thank you so much for all the work you do to make history happen…
    You have appreciation and admiration though may feel from afar…

  3. “With Trump, you know you’re electing a Nixon before he takes office.

    Let’s pre-impeach him.”

    Love this! I’m doing my pre-impeachment bit this weekend for a local Dem., whose voters will certainly also vote the top of the ticket.

    It occurred to me some time ago that Trump was going after the pre-indicted candidate slot. Republican presidents and/or their top officials for some time now have been guilty of actual, serious breeches of the law (Nixon, as you said, also, among other incidents, Reagan/Bush I with Iran/Contra and Bush II/Cheney/Rove with an illegal war, SEC violations and outright treason in exposing an undercover CIA agent).

    Republicans claim to be all about efficiency. Skipping the drawn out, complicated process of bringing a sitting President and/or his administration to justice, they’re giving their voters a candidate who’s almost certainly already guilty. Very efficient indeed.

  4. I’m in reliably blue NY, so our local DNC has been arranging bus trips to PA. On October 8, we registered 193 democrats. This Saturday, we’ll be canvassing to persuade.and GOTV.

    I’m so proud to be part of this campaign.

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