08 Jun 2005

Walking and Running

Good morning, everyone. I wanted to take a few minutes to let you know that Jessica and I went door to door this last weekend. We didn’t finish the precinct, and we only went out on Sunday, but it is a definite start and I learned a lot.

We passed out bundles of the flyer I posted earlier and the business card I posted even earlier than that, along with little black and white half sheets of ways to volunteer. We had a number of good conversations and people were incredibly nice. I was actually a little surprised – from my previous walking experiences, it makes a big difference when the actual candidate is at someone’s house, rather than someone who is volunteering for them.

I was also surprised at how many people gave us mean looks until we proved that we were not trying to sell them anything and were not from a church. The first line was met mostly with scowls and then when I said “and I am running for Congress”, smiles emerged. It was actually very encouraging. I am also hoping I got at least one podcast interview out of it, but I’ll let you know how that shapes up.

In total, it was a great experience, and encouraging in that I had a good time, which lets me know that the next year of doing this is going to be an incredible adventure. We did forget to bring the camera this weekend, so I’ll try to get some snapshots next weekend, when we finish up that precinct.

Thanks! Scott

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