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Response to sabrina 1 (Reply #53)

Thu Dec 15, 2011, 09:30 AM

58. Not at the issues

At the tone and impudence. At the lecturing. To volunteers who have no influence over anything. Who might actually agree on a single issue but don't agree on the broader stakes. Who are directed not to get in a conversation. And no, I wasn't talking about OFA: I said presidential campaigns in New Hampshire (in 2000 and 2004).

I did some OFA calling before the 2010 elections to MA (though living in Chicago); about a dozen of us in an office calling to try to turn out the vote for Martha Coakley (against Scott Brown). You should have heard some of the responses I got. One woman would just not stop about how she'd been a Democrat her whole life but she was "not going to vote for that bitch!" I listened politely and patiently for five minutes to her rant (which I shouldn't have, because it's better to just get on to the next person who you might be able to drag to the polls). I could tell right away there was no convincing her--but boy was she trying to convince me.

Result: Scott Brown. That might be the result on a national level of the OPs rant about Plan B to the volunteer.

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