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October 25, 2010

Last Chance to Be The Wave

The final week is here.

If you want to organize an event, please do -- I'll promote it on the site so people know it's going on. It's pretty easy, I've learned-- basically you just have to call the candidate and/or local GOP offices and they'll tell you their needs.

Phonebanking is easy. It's a simple five to seven question script. Takes three minutes a call (or ten minutes for an interesting one, where you get to do some selling).

Doorknocking's even easier. They give you a map and a list of addresses and names (grouped in proximity, like all on the same street or cul de sac) and then you knock on the door and ask two questions: Are you voting November 2nd, can (Candidate's name) count on your vote? You mark the answer and if they'r undecided you give them some literature and a few key bits of info about the candidate (bio, positions). These addresses have been determined by marketing-types to belong to likely Republican voters -- soft voters, really -- so it's not like you're venturing into hostile territory too often.

The only dick I got was a guy wearing a New York Giants sweatshirt. I said I was canvassing for Jon Runyan, and he walked away from the door shaking his muscle-head in annoyance. As I left I turned to my partner and said, "I think he's not voting for Runyan because he was an Eagle."

The guy then called me back. I turned, and the idiot pointed out his sweatshirt (which I'd already noticed) and underscored the words "NEW YORK GIANTS."

And gave me a look that said, "Respect the sweatshirt, dude."

Now, that was the worst reaction I got and it wasn't even that bad. It's even a halfway-okay anecdote.

Anyway, it's super-easy. And it's kinda fun. You get to kibbitz in the office if you're working the phones, and you get to kibbitz with your partner if you're walking the streets.

It's not hard work.

Anyway, if anyone's interested, please put up your events, and I'll make sure people see them.

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