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Sat Nov 3, 2018, 04:40 PM

 

My GOTV experience at the doors today. GOOD STUFF!

I'm in an area of Maine that you might call one of our versions of "suburbia", the greater area around one of our larger cities. (There are no very large cities in this largely rural state. Our biggest is Portland with around 65,000 people though with surrounding towns it grows to around 100,000 people. I am in another of our larger general areas but quite north of Portland.)

We have lots of boots on the ground in our area. Hitting the doors hard for GOTV.

Here are my takeaways:

* Our base is highly motivated. They are going to vote. (Some already had with early voting, just like myself. I voted three weeks ago.)

* They are concerned about healthcare, good-paying jobs, and education. But their immediate issue is TRUMP and the need to place a stop on him.

* My favorite talk was with a 77 year old lifelong registered Republican who votes more Democratic than Republican now because he feels the party has gone too far to the right. He is voting for Dems for all the top ticket races. He misses moderate Republicans like Ike and Rockefeller, and those from Maine like Margaret Chase Smith, Bill Cohen, and Olympia Snowe. He thinks Trump is crazy. (This was very gratifying.)

* At another door, I saw a sign indicating her husband was a psychologist. She said they had already voted and for D's. I told her I noticed that her husband was a psychologist and asked if he had any advice for Mr. Trump. She smiled widely and replied, "He has plenty of advice for him but nothing he is allowed to say in public." Good one!

GOOD STUFF! I will do a few more hours after work on election day.

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Response to LBM20 (Original post)

Sat Nov 3, 2018, 04:44 PM

1. Thanks for your great hopeful report, my dear LBM20!

It sounds very encouraging, to say the least.



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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 3, 2018, 04:47 PM

2. Thanks. I received many thank yous at the doors as well. :-)

 

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Response to LBM20 (Original post)

Sat Nov 3, 2018, 04:53 PM

3. Absolutely thanks for the pick me up and also, thanks for banging on the doors and ...

getting the msg. out there. Also, thanks for the story on the 77 year old. I agree w/ him, that reasonable republicans have disappeared and/or hiding in the woodwork, cowards for not facing up to this idiot who's hijacked the repug party.

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Response to SWBTATTReg (Reply #3)

Sat Nov 3, 2018, 04:59 PM

4. I had one woman tell me that the more moderate R's are afraid of Trump so don't dare to stand up to

 

him. So she thinks it is SO necessary to take the House.

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Response to LBM20 (Original post)

Sat Nov 3, 2018, 05:37 PM

5. Good work, LBM20.

Encouraging and hopeful.

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Response to LBM20 (Original post)

Sat Nov 3, 2018, 05:52 PM

6. Thank you for getting out the vote.

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Response to LBM20 (Original post)

Sat Nov 3, 2018, 06:05 PM

7. Thanks for sharing

It is good to know that we aren't alone.

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Response to PatSeg (Reply #7)

Sat Nov 3, 2018, 07:12 PM

9. Thanks

 

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Response to LBM20 (Original post)

Sat Nov 3, 2018, 06:54 PM

8. Fantastic!

THANK YOU!!!!!

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #8)

Sat Nov 3, 2018, 07:18 PM

10. ditto!

It helps to read such reports!

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #8)

Sat Nov 3, 2018, 07:47 PM

13. We're GOTVing out there up and down the state in strong fashion. :-)

 

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Response to LBM20 (Original post)

Sat Nov 3, 2018, 07:30 PM

11. Heard "I'm never voting Republican again in my life!" more than once

This is northern Wisconsin. May the Force be with us that Evers will win (and Wanker will have to look for a job).

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Response to cp (Reply #11)

Sat Nov 3, 2018, 07:45 PM

12. My guy said he may vote for a few local R's, but Gov., US Senate, and US House straight D. :-)

 

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Response to LBM20 (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2018, 12:14 AM

14. Same. I had a GREAT experience in red NJ.

Tons of energy, tons of blue voters. Tons of people telling me they see good news everywhere- in which of their neighbors have (or donít have) lawn signs, in enthusiasm.


The omens are good, everyone. But donít be complacent. Vote!

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Response to sharedvalues (Reply #14)

Sun Nov 4, 2018, 03:34 AM

15. Great. Keep up the GOTV work. :-)

 

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