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Sat Oct 6, 2012, 09:21 PM

212 Doors today (my biggest day ever!) 51 contacts! I think I'm tired, but still inspired.....

Crisp Ohio day with registration growing to a close on Tuesday the 9th, so having a home-cooked spaghetti dinner at a friend's mom's house awaiting, I decided to go all out crazy and attempt to double my average canvassing today....so after 4 and a half hours I had reached my goal...It was pretty inspiring, lots of support (though there were 3 LOONY rombots- I mean really out there) got one person registered, and had 2 more who kept forms to fill out and drop off, also lots of interest in early voting.

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Reply 212 Doors today (my biggest day ever!) 51 contacts! I think I'm tired, but still inspired..... (Original post)
we can do it Oct 2012 OP
lillypaddle Oct 2012 #1
we can do it Oct 2012 #7
grantcart Oct 2012 #2
we can do it Oct 2012 #12
CoffeeCat Oct 2012 #3
we can do it Oct 2012 #6
we can do it Oct 2012 #13
peace13 Oct 2012 #4
cleduc Oct 2012 #9
Historic NY Oct 2012 #5
we can do it Oct 2012 #8
ProfessionalLeftist Oct 2012 #10
FrenchieCat Oct 2012 #11
struggle4progress Oct 2012 #14
cheezmaka Oct 2012 #15
we can do it Oct 2012 #17
cheezmaka Oct 2012 #22
jsmirman Oct 2012 #16
we can do it Oct 2012 #18
jsmirman Oct 2012 #23
eridani Oct 2012 #24
JackN415 Oct 2012 #19
we can do it Oct 2012 #20
ailsagirl Oct 2012 #21
NCLefty Oct 2012 #25
we can do it Oct 2012 #30
Drunken Irishman Oct 2012 #26
we can do it Oct 2012 #28
lebkuchen Oct 2012 #27
we can do it Oct 2012 #29
a kennedy Oct 2012 #31
lunatica Oct 2012 #32
TeamPooka Oct 2012 #33
outsideworld Oct 2012 #34
we can do it Oct 2012 #35
mnhtnbb Oct 2012 #36

Response to we can do it (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 09:23 PM

1. Good for you!

Hope you enjoy the spaghetti, you deserve it!

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Response to lillypaddle (Reply #1)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 09:37 PM

7. Thanks, great spaghetti, salad and apple crisp and a couple good beers.

I think I will sleep well tonite.

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Response to we can do it (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 09:24 PM

2. No your not tired, just recharging. Keep up the good work.

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Response to grantcart (Reply #2)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 10:00 PM

12. You got it, back out tomorrow!

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Response to we can do it (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 09:26 PM

3. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you....You ROCK!!

Thank you for what you are doing!

I hope you had good weather while you were canvassing. It's cold here in Iowa today, and I hope you're a bit warmer in the Buckeye State.

So, when you do this--is your goal to register people? Or are you giving them info about early voting?

Thanks for doing what you are doing. It is soooo important...especially in your state. You're at the epicenter of it all in these Presidential elections. Our state is a swing state, but Ohio really is the swingiest state, right???

Again---you rock!!

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Response to CoffeeCat (Reply #3)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 09:36 PM

6. You're welcome. We try to identify support and educate them on early voting, registering....

we can tell them where to register (they can still register AND vote early Tuesday the 9th at board of elections, this seems to appeal to a lot of young first time voters), have them fill out registration and or absentee forms and they are taken to board of elections for them, remind them to check that they are indeed registered (with all the republican shenanigans going on) nad let them know they need 3 stamps on mail-in absentee ballots. If they seem really inspired we also ask them to volunteer.

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Response to CoffeeCat (Reply #3)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 10:02 PM

13. I think we are still considered a swing state, but we've been leaning Obama lately

there really should be no question here IMO.

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Response to we can do it (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 09:28 PM

4. Thank you so much!

Thank you!

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Response to peace13 (Reply #4)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 09:42 PM

9. Ditto!

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Response to we can do it (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 09:29 PM

5. thanks BO needs all the help.

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Response to we can do it (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 09:40 PM

8. I want to thank Art from Maryland for coming back to Ohio to help again.

We first met in 2004 working on the Kerry campaign - he is awesome canvasser and a really nice guy.

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Response to we can do it (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 09:48 PM

10. THANK YOU! n/t

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Response to we can do it (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 09:49 PM

11. I honor your activism and actions.....

thank you for being helpful and making a difference!

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Response to we can do it (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 10:03 PM

14. yippee!

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Response to we can do it (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 10:08 PM

15. Great Job!

I was out today too and ended up registering 6 new voters. If every other Democrat did what you did imagine the IMPACT on the whole campaign. (the efforts of your work are greater because you're in a SWING state)

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Response to cheezmaka (Reply #15)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 10:14 PM

17. Great job! Yes, imagine the impact if we all put in a few hours before the election.

I truly believe there are quite a few people out there who are somewhat afraid or hesitant to register without help. They seem to get inspired when someone helps them out and explains how and where to do it.

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Response to we can do it (Reply #17)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 10:32 PM

22. Very true

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Response to we can do it (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 10:12 PM

16. God bless you for being out there

sure, your feet will hurt and your back will feel it, but so what.

When I worked in the Allentown area, I always used to joke that people "loved to see a white boy hustle."

I do voter reg and GOTV at high speed.

It's worth it.

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Response to jsmirman (Reply #16)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 10:16 PM

18. I do go pretty fast and sometimes jog along (I got caught singing today,too)

thanks for your help as well!

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Response to we can do it (Reply #18)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 11:33 PM

23. People appreciate it when they know you're busting it

just a pretty rock solid axiom.

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Response to we can do it (Reply #18)

Sun Oct 7, 2012, 12:23 AM

24. I'm pretty impressed. In a similar amount of time, I got about half that done.

But I'm on Medicare and was never built for speed, so that will have to do.

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Response to we can do it (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 10:16 PM

19. Good job!!!

 

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Response to we can do it (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 10:17 PM

20. Good nite all, will check back in the morning. Thanks for your kindness!

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Response to we can do it (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 10:30 PM

21. WOW!!

You're truly awesome!!

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Response to we can do it (Original post)

Sun Oct 7, 2012, 12:37 AM

25. FIRED UP!

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Response to NCLefty (Reply #25)

Sun Oct 7, 2012, 09:38 AM

30. Ready to go again early this afternoon!

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Response to we can do it (Original post)

Sun Oct 7, 2012, 12:40 AM

26. What part of Ohio?

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Reply #26)

Sun Oct 7, 2012, 09:36 AM

28. I've been canvassing in Akron. I live just north of Akron.

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Response to we can do it (Original post)

Sun Oct 7, 2012, 06:14 AM

27. Thank you.

We'll be phone banking from Germany. A lot of expats get involved that way.

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Response to lebkuchen (Reply #27)

Sun Oct 7, 2012, 09:37 AM

29. Great thanks!

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Response to we can do it (Original post)

Sun Oct 7, 2012, 09:53 AM

31. Thank you so much for your ground work.....

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Response to we can do it (Original post)

Sun Oct 7, 2012, 10:08 AM

32. Thank God for people like you!

You rock!

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Response to we can do it (Original post)

Sun Oct 7, 2012, 06:08 PM

33. k&r back to the first page

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Response to we can do it (Original post)

Sun Oct 7, 2012, 06:40 PM

34. thank you for your work

you are doing it also for some of us who wish we could but are not there

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Response to we can do it (Original post)

Sun Oct 7, 2012, 07:07 PM

35. 133 Doors Today (Sunday), more than I planned - didn't get too wet

36 contacts, some very nice appreciative people, a couple rude weirdos and a couple RonPaul(?) fans.

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Response to we can do it (Original post)

Sun Oct 7, 2012, 07:18 PM

36. Good for you!

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