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View Diary: My (formerly)Republican Mama got a call from a Romney Canvasser UPDATED *++Aunt's Story* (204 comments)

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  •  I can (10+ / 0-)

    I am doing a nonpartisan phone canvas to GOTV now, but I have had a 15+year career as a filed canvasser for conservation issues. Trained hundreds of people, and there are well-meaning but emotionally immature folks who feel the need to overstep boundaries when confronted with those who would beg to differ. When it's a numbers game, this is a serious side-trip away from the mission at hand.

    Everyone has a moment where the stress of the work makes them lose the thread; a smaller number of people take it personally and totally miss the bigger picture. I'd venture to guess that Repubs aren't emotionally healthy people to begin with without citing the obvious evidence... let them continue to miss their Bigger Picture.

    Welcome to the headquarters of pulling facts out of my hindquarters

    by Mike E on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 10:50:36 AM PDT

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    •  it's a numbers game (1+ / 0-)
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      when i encounter resistance of any kind I mark it on my sheet and politely end the call.

      i have been known to talk with 2s and 3s who have legitimate questions, giving them information.  but even then I am always looking at my numbers.  We were always very competitive in group phonebanking because the person who made the most calls and got the most emails would have bragging rights for the night!

      "Politics is like driving. To go backward put it in R. To go forward put it in D."
      CALL EVERYONE YOU KNOW in OH, PA, FL, NC and TX. Make sure they have the ID they need to vote, and make sure YOU are registered and ready to vote!

      by TrueBlueMajority on Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 08:19:38 AM PDT

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