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.
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