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Seriously.  I struggle to make enough time to get out to canvas my neighborhood.  But on October 31, a bazillion people are going to "canvas" my house looking for candy.  A lot of them will be accompanied by someone old enough to vote.

At first I thought this was mostly a feel good thing - fun, but not very meaningful.  But think of all the benefits:

  1. Cooler than a yard sign, and in view of lots of foot traffic right before Nov 4.
  1. An opportunity to host a BYOP party (you can advertise one at the link above, or just do one on your own).  House parties give me the jitters, but even I can talk pumpkin.
  1. Lots of pumpkin innards.  Pumpkin pie.  Pumpkin pie for volunteers at my local Obama office. Yum.  Maybe I'll carve them a pumpkin too.
  1. You never know what pumpkin carving for Obama might lead to.

This is what I love, love, love about Obama.  He inspires ordinary people to get other ordinary people involved in making ideas happen.  I love the man's speeches, but this is what truly gives me hope for our country.  

Originally posted to OpMama on Tue Oct 14, 2008 at 08:52 PM PDT.

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