I want you to win the upcoming election. Yesterday I got three different emails from you and your staff–one for last minute fund raising, another for Washington State and the third from & for women.
The email that really got me thinking was titled “Have you done everything you can for Barack?” Really, do you need to send me emails like this? I’ve made a campaign donation (not a lot but I don’t make a lot), I wear my Barack Obama t-shirt around town, I talk you up to all of my friends, I blog about you and I voted for you and I mailed in my absentee ballot two weeks ago from an ancient post office in Sofia.
This said, I think that I have done everything that I can for you, Barack.
But because of your rather strange email, here I am doing more. I thought I was done writing about you but it turns out that’s not the case.
Your wrote to me visa vie the Washington State Field Director the following email:
The second most common reason that people don’t vote is because they don’t know how.
The top reason: No one asks them to.
This is the last week before Election Day, November 4th, and we’re executing the largest get out the vote (GOTV) effort in Washington’s history. We’ve filled 82 percent of our GOTV shifts, but we have to fill every last slot this week.
The conversations you have with friends, family, and voters across Washington right now will make a real difference in whether they stay home or make their voices heard on November 4th.
Imagine how you’ll feel if you wake up on November 5th — facing four more years of the same Bush-McCain economic policies — and realize that you didn’t do all you could to make sure Barack Obama is the next president.
I know that’s not a feeling I could live with.
Volunteer to get out the vote between now and Election Day and win this election for Barack and Democrats up and down the ticket.
Washington Campaign for Change
Well, here’s the thing: I had to read the email about three times to understand what the email was asking me to do. The first two lines seem to be scaring me. Reminding me how stupid people are that the top two reasons they don’t vote are because no one told them to or because they don’t know how. Really!?
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