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I called 35 people today.

Maybe that will inspire you. I will call again tomorrow and try to make the video better...

And I got two people to donate at my fundraising page... so we're up to $400. If you can't call... pitch in. Thanks.

Obama site sucks. Here is an exchange I had on Facebook:

Amie Wilkinson
Today at 10:09pm
Yeah, I did. Also tried to track down one of those 25 name lists but gave up.

Will E.P.
Today at 10:17pm
The site sucks. I could complain all make an account with (make sure the my. is there like that as a subdomain) then go ACTION CENTER > I'LL TALK TO ANYONE > NEIGHBOR TO NEIGHBOR > then you should see "OPTIONS AVAILABLE" and one is call people in IL and another is battleground... which are SWING STATES... but I tried to log out and log back in with a new email address from a different computer (in the same house) and it was screwey... The site sucks. They seem to be hiding the info. Or they aren't sure about this program... or the left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing. But never mind that. Try that...

See my blog for more of these exciting videos of people hanging up on me.

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Originally posted to willep on Tue Sep 16, 2008 at 11:31 PM PDT.


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  •  No disrespect - just an observation (2+ / 0-)
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    Pohjola, jem286

    You don't seem very sincere when making your calls, or enthusiatic. Could be why the hang-ups.

    Obama/Biden, Shift Happens!

    by New Earth on Tue Sep 16, 2008 at 11:50:36 PM PDT

      •  maybe I'm not getting (2+ / 0-)
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        Pohjola, jem286

        the purpose of your diary. It seems you pointed out that you were getting hung up on when calling for Obama. And pointing out that the website doesn't work.

        If your goal is to be more effective then maybe you could focus more on sincerity and enthusiasm. Not meant to disrespect only constructive criticism.

        People pick up on that especially when a stranger is on the other end.

        All the best.

        Obama/Biden, Shift Happens!

        by New Earth on Wed Sep 17, 2008 at 12:02:07 AM PDT

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      •  I thought you were very good... (0+ / 0-)

        I usually get nervous when I make calls, and I really liked your low-key "delivery", and the way you seemed to listen to the people you called (at least the ones who didn't hang up on you!).

        THANK YOU for doing this! I'll try to push through my natural shyness (really) and do some phone-banking myself...

        "The universe is made of stories, not atoms." -Muriel Rukeyser

        by tubacat on Wed Sep 17, 2008 at 02:01:03 AM PDT

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  •  GO GO GO!! (1+ / 0-)
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    Great job - love the video.

    I am Dyslexic, it is a battle (which I often lose) to write without error. Thanks in advance for putting up with my mistakes

    by jmorton on Tue Sep 16, 2008 at 11:50:41 PM PDT

  •  I will call voters I am fired up! (0+ / 0-)

    I Love IT!

  •  Honest and inspiring (0+ / 0-)

    That is exactly how my calls have been, but I'm happy to see that I'm not the only one. And I'm actually inspired that it's a matter of persistence over many calls and group effort. If we can each convince just 1 undecided or unmotivated voter throughout the next month, imagine the effect of 500,000 callers.


  •  I've been doing that since June (0+ / 0-)

    I hate calling people at dinner time, and I really don't like to do it, but if not this year, then when?

    Calls from a volunteer are effective, but person-to-person contacts are the best. Let's all make an effort to do both. We've got a country to save.

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