Friday, October 17, 2008

100 for dems

Yesterday I spent 2 hours in Kay Hagan's Raleigh office making phone calls to undecided voters. My mission: find out if they've decided and ask if I could answer any of their questions if not. I must have "dialed" 200 homes. About 100 actually picked up. 40 said hello. 20 said they'd talk to me. 12 were Kay Hagan and Barack Obama supporters, 5 wouldn't answer, and 2 were decidedlly not with the dems. 

Of these last two a couple things were intersting. The first guy, and both were males, said he just didn't think either we qualified. Fair enough I said, but do you think Sarah Palin is qualified to be president? He hung up on me.

 The second's first question: "are with acorn?" No I said. The conversation went downhill from there. In the end he hung up on me after proclaiming "you give them some wine and a dollar bill and they vote D all the way down the line."

Coincidentally, Jen just sent me a joke news article about illegal aliens (liberal democrates) sneeking into Canada. In it one of the punch lines was "They did have a nice little Napa Valley cabernet though". But I digress.

Truth be told, I had no idea that wine goes so well with democrats. It wasn't until later I realized by "them" he likely meant black folks. Yeah they are just drunken fools who sell their vote for a dollar. What was I thinking?

To all those who think voting is a waste of time or that it is ok to toss your vote by going libertarian or voting for Mickey Mouse - please take a moment and think. If you don't counter balance the idiots out there, who will. If you don't counter balance those you disagree with by voting, who will?

1 comment:

  1. Michael, i am surprised that yu are surprised. racism is not dead in america, racists have simply learned to keep a low profile. lately they just find it hard to constrain themselves.

    racism, prejudice and bigotry are all american staples. always were, and always will be. there was a period when it was considered not to be politically correct to express such view, but recently with the likes of the ultra-fanatical religious right and their beliefs of exclusion, and the likes of pols like palin, anything goes now, and the end justifies the means.

    lets just hope their is such a landslide of votes that they could not possibly steal another election, otherwise, they will.

    as crosby, stills and nash once sang - teach your children well, it is our only hope.