Though a voter for twenty years, I have just now been front-door canvassed for the first time. Two sunny twenty-something campaigners for Barack Obama, but not from the campaign. (More about that in the minute.) I told them I would vote for him and took their flyer. They clearly had the Democratic Party voter register as they asked for me by name (and since I’m a registered Democrat.)
D.C.’s primary, held at the same time as Maryland’s and Virginia’s, promises to be important this year, even though it is a week after Super Tuesday. Getting a personal visit shows (1) the stakes are high and (2) personal politics can still work. It isn’t all on the Web.
The organization — perhaps that’s too formal a term; I’m not sure — is DC for Obama. The proffered flyer — clearly made on a color inkjet printer — is about half-and-half about how to vote and to get involved with DC for Obama. It ends: “Not authorized by any candidate or campaign committee. Labor donated.”
I’m not sure why all that made me happy enough to blog, but I’ll be interested to see if I get a visit from a pro-Clinton canvasser.