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    When I was in high school, I was soooooo incredibly shy I took the really hard civics teacher because the really easy (read: alcholic and apathetic) civic teacher required a gasp oral report in front of the class!

    Now, I can talk to anybody, anywhere, and if you were to ask anyone who knows me know but didn't know me then, they would say there was no way I was shy or socially awkward (which I was, PAINFULLY).

    What changed?  The realization that people think a whole lot less about you than you think they do.  Spend a minute, and think about all the people you've met that have done really stupid, silly, rediculous things.  How many have you come up with?  My bet is, probably not many.  AND, my bet is, the reason you are uncomfortable is that you are afraid of what other people will think of you.  They don't.  Just like you don't think of other people once your initial contact is over.

    Know why you support your candidate.  Talk to the people you are comfortable with.  If you can answer their objections, take the chance that you can answer other peoples objections.  But I think you'll be suprised that it won't be as difficult as you are afraid it will be.

    Last but not least, if you are really concerned about contact with other people, ask if there is scut work you can do....entering info into a computer, driving around and delivering lawn signs....there is something for everyone.  But really, people don't think about you as much as you think they do!

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