Tue 4 Nov 2008
If you’re registered to vote, PLEASE VOTE. And if you’re an Obama supporter, can you give JUST 30 minutes, to call a few dems and supporters and make sure they voted? IT’s so easy it’s absolutely ridiculous. Several of my friends and I have been doing this for a little while now. You don’t have to be a policy-wonk. You don’t have to be gregarious.
If you login to MyBO (create an account if you haven’t yet), you can make calls with two clicks, to 25 people in any given state. You receive a script on your computer, and it’s so very easy to follow. I’ve been calling Missouri folks today, and it’s so heartwarming that so many of them have already voted. Yes, some were peeved to get another phone call. And a guy told me he wasn’t going to give the phone to his wife (who i had called asking for) because “I know she woudn’t vote for that asshole.” But that’s ok, you don’t take it personally and you move on.
The sheer number of people who are so excited to tell me they stood in line for an hour at 6 am in order to vote in this historic election, or how they know for SURE that bismarck, Missouri is going deep blue this year, is wonderful. I’ve gotten a lot of “Well, heck, I done VOTED for Obama!”. One guy told me, in a strong Missouri drawl that I had to strain to understand, that he was definitely voting for Obama, and that Obama is AS AMERICAN as the next person. He said “HELL YES I voted for Obama. I will scream that in the street.”
Amen to that.
In summary, the rewards outweigh any risks. Callers are generally thankful, and sometimes don’t have important info on their polling places. 2 more hours (east coast), up to 6 more hours (mid and west coast). Let’s bring it home!