Off to battle

This post from Saturday will stay at the top of the blog through Election Day.
I’ll be heavily involved in the Bush/Cheney 72-hour effort, so I won’t be blogging much. I made phone calls to undecided voters and possible Bush supporters for a couple of hours on Friday. I’ll do it again on Monday, and I’ll attend training on Sunday so I can serve as a poll watcher on Tuesday. If you’re concerned about how close this election’s shaping up to be, turn off your computer and go do something about it.
Go to and sign up to volunteer in your state (look for the pull-down menu box on the left-hand side labeled “Grassroots” and select your state). The campaign can use all the help you can offer, even if it’s just an hour on the phones at your local Bush/Cheney headquarters.
While I’m gone, browse the blogrolls on the right side of the home page, and make time to read these:

Remember, due to the strain on the election system, all Republicans are asked to vote on November 2nd and all Democrats can go to the polls on November 3rd. Thank you for your cooperation.

  1. Puddle Pirate – I hope your focusing your efforts somewhere useful like Arkansas, where Bush is losing ground, because Kerry is going to take Ohio. Bush only has a 44% approval rating in Ohio, Independents favor Kerry by 14 points and Kerry has swung the overall momentum in his favor by 7 points. People will not be duped again. Check out the article in the Columbus Dispatch: Kerry has momentum in Ohio

  2. That’s right. Kerry’s going to win in a walk.
    Go on believing that. In fact, you can stay home tomorrow, it’ll be that big a landslide.

  3. No need to worry my friend. We have early voting and I’ve already been to the polls. My focus the last few days has been Cuyahoga, Ashtabula Counties where I grew up. A lot of my family lives in that area and I’ve spent the time debunking them and having them debunking church member’s notion of Kerry. Just getting accurate information out about the two candidates without the spin has probably resulted in at least 10,000 more voters for Kerry. You didn’t think I’d sit idly by and let the republicans lie to my friends in Ohio did you?

  4. I just got back from the Lorain County Board of Elections where I voted absentee for President Bush, for a straight GOP ticket, and for Issue 1. My whole family, all 16 of us, will vote for Bush. I’ve persuaded 8 undecided voters to do the same.
    After the 6th Circuit overturns the silly injunctions against perfectly legal poll observers, I’ll be monitoring a precinct in Lorain all day tomorrow (hence my absentee vote).
    Do your worst.

  5. I’m glad you’re participating. At least I know if you’re observing everyone will get a fair shake. It’s odd how you ended up on the wrong side of this one given all the facts. At least you’re one of the better informed republicans out there. I my opinion, the republican backers in general have thrown passionate support blindly behind the president in much the same way democrats did with Clinton in ’96.
    Being an independent gives you an entirely different perspective on the elections. Stay safe, happy voting and no sulking when it’s all said and done.

  6. Thanks. You’re an honorable opponent. And I won’t sulk because my work doesn’t end tomorrow. Election Day 2006 beckons.

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