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  •  Too many phone calls are NOT the problem (6+ / 0-)

    Too few phone calls are the problem.

    Really. I'm disappointed that yours is the first comment in this front page post. It gives people a reason not to call.

    Calls do make a positive difference. And in a Special Election, they can make ALL the difference.

    "This union may never be perfect, but generation after generation has shown that it can always be perfected." - Barack Obama (3.18.08)

    by lapis on Sun Jan 17, 2010 at 09:32:45 PM PST

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    •  Okay I take it back. (1+ / 0-)
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      I am just worried, that's all.

      IN the 08 election, I just remember myself personally being turned off by all the calls.

      A smiling face at the front door is different. I think it is important to focus on the day of the election.

      The GOP is bringing all their guns from around the country to bear to slap liberals in the face by taking Ted Kennedy's seat.

      I don't want that to happen.

    •  Absolutely right. (2+ / 0-)
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      askew, CA Berkeley WV

      Any decent field campaign wants to be making as many calls as they possibly can.

      You gain far more voters than you ever lose.

    •  Do the calls really help? (3+ / 0-)
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      I've done a lot of them, and even I'm a little sick of getting them at this point.  I feel like everyone for whom there's a number in a database has been called up the wazoo.  

      I live in a small town on the Cape, and all I can think of is reminding everybody I meet on the street and at the grocery store to go vote.

      I wish there was an argument to be had here, but it's all GOTV now.  We're an almost completely Democratic, very liberal town.

      What else to do?  

      This is an honest question for anybody who has an answer.

      •  Hold up a sign? (1+ / 0-)
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        You could make a Coakley sign and wave it around on the street corner.

      •  Don't most people screen their calls? (0+ / 0-)

        I don't answer any calls from people I don't know.  Emails may be more effective.

        •  Not this week - You get interesting push polls (0+ / 0-)

          I usually don't answer the phone (especially during election season), but I have made an exception because I want to clearly state my preference for Martha.  Well, honestly, not her so much, of course, but for keeping the filibuster-proof majority.

          Last night I got a push poll from the GOP asking:

          - Do you support marriage between a man and a woman - Do you support federally subsidized abortion - Do you support a health reform bill that is going to raise your taxes?

          And last but not least -

          - Do you consider yourself a Tea Party Patriot?

          Pissed me off. My hubby and I are voting for Martha, but I have to say that here in central Massachusetts, it's 90% Brown signs to 10% Martha yard signs. They have cars parked at the grocery store with Brown signs...they're freaking everywhere. I remain hopeful, but it looks bad.

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