It is late.
I left Baltimore early this morning and headed up to Montgomery County out side of Philly. Time has past and I’m just getting settled for a little sleep after hours of knocking on doors, phone calls, data entry and then helping to prepare GOTV walk packets for the morning. In a few hours I’ll be back at it.
I met and spoke to quite a few voters today and there is a lot of support for Joe Sestak and thousands of calls and contacts were made from the office I was working at today. The GOTV effort is pretty intense. I will not be surprised if the good Admiral comes from behind to win and yet again leaves the gasbags sputtering in surprised guttural sounds.
If you’ve a free moment to call some voters on Tuesday (this calling tool makes it easy as pie) or get out and do some door knocking–that would be great. While I’m working in PA, there are races that matter in every state. There is a lot of work to do and you could help. Even just fifteen minutes of calling could make a difference.
Now is the time to act.
Sadly, I shall be working tomorrow. And even doing the calling from the office for me is illegal (Hatch Act) so I’ll just be sitting around doing pretty much nada tomorrow. Save watching the returns and seeing just how bad or good the results are.
Random acts of Democratic goodness for GOTV callers.
Understood. Each of us can do what we can. The most important thing is to vote.
I have argued with Republicans presenting facts that they have summarily dismissed. I have argued with Democrats who are voting third party (a big thing in MN) by reminding them that we are just finishing up with our own eight years of hell for that very reason. I just want tomorrow to be over.
I will try to GOTV tomorrow morning. Then, I will go vote straight Democrat. Yes, I’m voting D right down the damn line.
Good work, Dennis.
@Dennis G.: Voting is done. And I can guarantee at least Patty Murray is gonna win. When I was home for my birthday, my mother asked who I was voting for. When I said Murray, my mother said, “Me too. And your father.” If Dino can’t get my very conservative parents to vote for him, he’s toast and a half.
Your words to the FSM’s ears
I’ve had five different door-knocks for election related issues. (This in Southwest Portland, OR). All five … ALL FIVE … have been Democrats for Kitzhaber, Devlin, Getcherassoffthecouch N Vote, etc.
Lots of signs for the relatively non-crazy GOP Governor candidate Dudley appeared in September. Kitzhaber signs only started to sprout three weeks ago. Not a good sign, I guess.
But the only people knocking on my door have been Democrats. And I’ve asked each one of them how it’s going — and they say great! No shell-shocked 1000 yard stare, no demoralization, just bright-eyed enthusiasm.
N=5, but still.
I guess we now have proof that Jeebus does not, in fact, walk with Dinos.
@morzer: Or dumb as stump Republicans who have to be arm-twisted by the state party into running. I kinda feel bad for him: this will be his third strike, and Didier the teabagger would have been much more entertaining.
I seem to recall that the previous races between them were pretty tight. Am I misremembering?
As a thought before I turn in for the night:
‘Center Right’= “White’
That is what it is all about.
Good night and good luck.
@morzer: He ran for governor twice, lost twice (although the first round had interesting voting irregularities on both sides, but after it came back in Gregoire’s favor he folded like a cheap suit) and had to be talked hardcore into running for Senate. I’m not even sure where his 46% support is coming from honestly, it’s not like Murray hasn’t been bringing back the bread to the state.
How about Center Right = Resentful White
There are some of us paler people who wouldn’t be caught dead with the teabagger thugocracy.
E lei, mi amici. Buona notte tutti.
I’ll leave this here to fire y’all up: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygNAnIG8g_E&feature=related
@morzer: I think it’s more Fearful White myself. They seem awfully afraid all the time.
@Spaghetti Lee: Love Lou Reed. Thanks for the link–it’s the perfect song right now. One nitpick (in honor of Yutsy), it’s ALWAYS time for marching bands!
Let’s get ‘er did tomorrow.
Good for you, Dennis. Thanks.
We had a good day yesterday, calling. Some of the people we were contacting had already been contacted by an actual human being. I know that’s a pain in the ass if you’re getting the second phone call, but it means GOTV is covering ground, because they’re working lists faster than they’re updating lists, so be nice. It means it’s going well.
Too, GOTV volunteers do not know that you got three phone calls from Bill Clinton. Robocalls don’t count :)
dengre – the world is a better place because of you.
Out here in semi-rural Eastern PA…I’m still amazed that no one votes in midterms. In 2008 the line was out the door and around the block… 2010? There were two people in front of me in line.
here in delaware county, PA i voted at 8:15 AM and was the only one there. not a good sign.
I watched the polls in Stewartstown (southern York County) all day. 1/3 of registered R voters showed up vs. 1/4 registered D. That’s with a 2:1 R:D advantage in registration.
Hopewell, Shrewsbury, New Freedom, all had crowds almost as big as 2008. Big turnout here means big R votes. I’m predicting D losses in PA. From what I saw, the GOTV didn’t counteract the “intensity gap” like we’d hoped.