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My experiences campaigning door-to-door in Virginia

Posted on 10/27/2012 5:36:20 PM PDT by Wage Slave

Been going door-to-door for Romney for the past three Saturdays in central Virginia.

A lot more Obama signs cropped up this week, even though we are in Falwell country. Yikes!

In one house there was a group of women inside who informed us they would not vote for Romney...one of them yelled, "women's rights!" After we left two of them got in their car and followed us for awhile, trying to intimidate us. Good thing my partner was carrying.

Another lady informed us she "loves Obama" because her main concern is the economy and he is her go-to man to make it all better. I guess you can't fix dumb.

Another lady told us that her main concern is women's rights and she will vote for Obama because she has many lesbian friends who cannot marry their "spouses" in Virginia.

Sigh.

Despite these folks, I encourage anyone who is able to get out to go and talk to your neighbors and to strangers about the election. WE SPOKE WITH SOME UNDECIDED VOTERS WHO WERE LEANING HEAVILY TOWARD ROMNEY BY THE TIME WE GOT THROUGH WITH THEM! We left them with a brochure that compares Romney to Obama in order to seal the deal in their minds.

Going door-to-door is a lot of fun despite the knuckleheads. I believe people are more responsive to this method because they are burned out on the phone calls and TV ads.

We can only overcome massive voter fraud with massive turnout. It's not too late to join us. We really need your help! You can pick up brochures at your local Republican headquarters.


TOPICS: Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: 2012swingstates; campaigning; va; va2012; vanity

1 posted on 10/27/2012 5:36:28 PM PDT by Wage Slave
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To: Wage Slave

Stupid morons (the Obamatrons).

I’m in central VA, too. Honestly, in my rural area it is wall-to-wall Romney/Ryan signs. They’re everywhere. Yesterday I had to go to the shoe repair shop, which is located in town in an inner city area. When I got there, I saw about half a dozen Obama signs in, I assume, blacks’ front yards. And at the end of one street, there was a single Romney sign, LOL.


2 posted on 10/27/2012 5:40:19 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Don't be afraid to see what you see. (Ronald Reagan))
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To: Wage Slave

Thank you for walking. I hope to make it out next election. This year it was not possible. But I precinct walked for years, in California, just trying to do some plowing for future generations.


3 posted on 10/27/2012 5:41:10 PM PDT by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: Wage Slave

Ha, I just remembered, I live in Virginia for a short while, and precinct walked for Dole!


4 posted on 10/27/2012 5:42:25 PM PDT by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: Wage Slave

So Lynchburg/Appomattix/Campbell County, huh? I just love reading these reports because I graduated from Liberty in ‘06.


5 posted on 10/27/2012 5:45:15 PM PDT by JSDude1
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To: Mad Dawg; EDINVA; JPG; Hawthorn; Paisan; VA_Gentleman; seekthetruth; COBOL2Java; Perdogg; kabar; ...

VA Ping!

If you want on/off the VA Ping List, please freepmail me.

If you see posts of interest to Virginians, please ping me.

Thanks!


6 posted on 10/27/2012 5:45:32 PM PDT by randita
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To: Wage Slave
Thank you for the door to door.

I vividly remember some of my experieinces going door to door for Goldwater in Texas before that POS got elected, and did his best to destroy our Country with his All the way with LBJ.

The so called Great Society.

7 posted on 10/27/2012 5:46:02 PM PDT by oldtimer
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To: Wage Slave

Keep up the great work. Been in your shoes in Prince Edward Co., VA and it was a tough area to win for George Allen. He was running for governor. Also went door to door for Ollie North and guess what? he did carry Prince Edward Co. I was precinct chair for Leigh district and gave out flyers at the polls..swayed a few voters before they cast their ballots. Always said that grassroots campaigns win elections. KUDOS to YOU:)


8 posted on 10/27/2012 5:46:30 PM PDT by katiedidit1
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To: Wage Slave

It sounds like you are in a conservative area....with lots of Obama support? Is that right? Sounds concerning if so.


9 posted on 10/27/2012 5:47:23 PM PDT by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: CatherineofAragon

Yeah, the Romney signs still outnumber the Bamster’s signs but I noticed a lot more for Bammy today.


10 posted on 10/27/2012 5:48:57 PM PDT by Wage Slave (Army Mom!)
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To: JSDude1

Yep. We did Lynchburg today.


11 posted on 10/27/2012 5:51:13 PM PDT by Wage Slave (Army Mom!)
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To: Wage Slave

The phone calls give me a headache. Door to door is uplifting. Some people are going to be challenging. But that is ok. If you make yourself an expert on voting, you can be a big help to other RR supporters who are just (as Rove says) episodic voters. Some folks even think you can vote online...even on our side.

Thank you so much for doing this work. I really appreciate it.


12 posted on 10/27/2012 5:55:39 PM PDT by lovesdogs
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To: katiedidit1; Persevero; oldtimer

I didn’t realize how much fun it would be. Especially when you meet someone who agrees with you. I thought it would be kind of a dull grind but it’s not. Trying to encourage other people like me who may be afraid to dive in.


13 posted on 10/27/2012 5:56:12 PM PDT by Wage Slave (Army Mom!)
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To: rwfromkansas

Yeah, this is a conservative area but there are plenty of liberals here who hate Liberty University and Jerry Falwell. I don’t think Romney will lose here, though.


14 posted on 10/27/2012 5:58:46 PM PDT by Wage Slave (Army Mom!)
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To: Wage Slave

Went through several neighborhoods today in Williamsburg.. there`s been an upsurge in 0bama signs. I think Romney will win this state, but it`ll be a nail-biter.


15 posted on 10/27/2012 6:00:37 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Record high turnout is our hope for sending 0bama home. Pray hard!!!)
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To: Wage Slave

The red part of the state is going to get more help this time from my purple and blue part of the state. The energy here has NEVER been so pro-republican since 1992 when I got involved [first time AMAZING *giggle*] to try and defeat Bill Clinton. Romney signs and stickers are EVERYwhere in the purple neighborhoods and way up in blue neighborhoods. Very few BO signs. Their office just opened last week.

The soccer moms are going GOP unlike last time along with their Office-Park-Dad husbands. We are way more organized and much more adept using social media. Be encouraged!


16 posted on 10/27/2012 6:03:26 PM PDT by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: lovesdogs

Yeah, some people love talking to us....I think they’re political junkies, too.

There are many registered voters who can’t stand Obama but won’t get off their hind ends to vote. We need to light a fire under them.


17 posted on 10/27/2012 6:07:47 PM PDT by Wage Slave (Army Mom!)
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To: ScottinVA

I think Virginians want Romney but the voter fraud is what worries me.


18 posted on 10/27/2012 6:11:38 PM PDT by Wage Slave (Army Mom!)
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To: Wage Slave

What County are you in? Albemarle? I can promise you my home county (Augusta) will go at least 75% for Romney.


19 posted on 10/27/2012 6:12:13 PM PDT by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: Wage Slave

Thank you for your effort.
Perhaps you need to say this to Obots.

“Obama and the Democrats have turned their backs on God and the Bible.”

Obama and the Democrats support
Abortions, Same Sex Marriages, Homosexuals and Contraception,

Are “WE” here to please GOD or to please Obama and the Democrats?”

The “Choice” is yours to make!


20 posted on 10/27/2012 6:15:33 PM PDT by hapnHal (hapnHal)
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To: HokieMom

Yes, I am conservatively encouraged. The only nagging doubt I have is voter fraud. Communists don’t relinquish power willingly.


21 posted on 10/27/2012 6:16:33 PM PDT by Wage Slave (Army Mom!)
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To: Hoodat

Lynchburg City


22 posted on 10/27/2012 6:19:05 PM PDT by Wage Slave (Army Mom!)
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To: JSDude1

Romney will easily take Lynchburg as well as Campbell, Appomattox, and Amherst Counties.


23 posted on 10/27/2012 6:19:30 PM PDT by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: Wage Slave

i did door2door every day this week ... Central CT for a conservative state rep candidate.

More interesting because the race will be decided by as few as 100 votes ... Romney will win VA by 100,000 and peeeples are more persuadabull with the local candidates.

There is no populist up-rising in CT. If anything, there is a down-rising. “things are so bad, no use trying to do anything”


24 posted on 10/27/2012 6:20:10 PM PDT by campaignPete R-CT (campaigning for local conservatives)
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To: campaignPete R-CT; Hoodat

We need to win by a big enough margin to overcome the fraud that the Democrats are going to rain down upon us.

I am targeting not only the undecideds, but also people who support Romney but figure they don’t have to go out in the rain to vote because he has a comfortable lead.


25 posted on 10/27/2012 6:26:21 PM PDT by Wage Slave (Army Mom!)
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To: Wage Slave
More Bammy signs than last week?

Must be some local Jihadists celebrating the Obama sponsored MURDER of four brave Americans in Libya.

26 posted on 10/27/2012 6:27:48 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (How do you insult an Obama Voter? Call them an Obama Voter.)
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To: Wage Slave
Going door-to-door is a lot of fun despite the knuckleheads. I believe people are more responsive to this method because they are burned out on the phone calls and TV ads.

You're right. I've done thousands of door-to-door visits, and have always felt much better received --in person-- than on the phone.

Thanks for your great work in a critical state. And thanks for being brave! I too have met a few knucklehead in my time, but they're vastly outnumbered by people who are pleased to see me when they open their doors, and happy to take our campaign literature.

27 posted on 10/27/2012 6:29:35 PM PDT by shhrubbery! (NIH!)
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To: Hoodat

Lived in Staunton fm 67 to 76. Went to Northside, Thomas Jefferson, John Lewis, Shelburne, R E Lee, and Buffalo Gap.


28 posted on 10/27/2012 6:35:29 PM PDT by 7thson (I've got a seat at the big conference table! I'm gonna paint my logo on it!)
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To: Wage Slave

Are you working with campaign office? They will target for you. GOTV efforts go to great lengths to avoid talking to the other side near the end of an election. It is counter-productive.


29 posted on 10/27/2012 6:55:37 PM PDT by urbanrepublican
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To: urbanrepublican

Yes. What we are finding is that the list is incorrect. The reason is usually that the owner has rented the house to the people we are encountering.


30 posted on 10/27/2012 7:01:05 PM PDT by Wage Slave (Army Mom!)
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To: urbanrepublican

We do not argue with Obama voters. We do have respectful conversations with undecideds and it has been anything but nonproductive. I have been very unimpressed with republican headquarters.


31 posted on 10/27/2012 7:03:03 PM PDT by Wage Slave (Army Mom!)
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To: Wage Slave

I live in Southwest Virginia and can say with confidence everyone I’ve talked to supports Romney. There are Romney signs everywhere and I won’t have to tell you how the coal miners feel.


32 posted on 10/27/2012 7:11:37 PM PDT by JamesA (You don't have to be big to stand tall)
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To: Wage Slave

Good work. Don’t let them get you down. Move on and save your mental energy.


33 posted on 10/27/2012 7:21:39 PM PDT by urbanrepublican
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To: Hoodat

and probably Nelson Co but Portsmouth, Norfolk, Richmond, Suffolk, Hampton Rds and areas of Northern Va are going to be tough


34 posted on 10/27/2012 7:31:48 PM PDT by katiedidit1
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To: Wage Slave

you get the game ball if George Allen gets swept in by a smidgeon.


35 posted on 10/27/2012 7:35:02 PM PDT by campaignPete R-CT (campaigning for local conservatives)
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To: Persevero; All

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‘thank you for walking, (door to door) I hope to make it next election. This year it was not possible’

You have a computer, don’t you?

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Go to Topix:

http://www.topix.com/city

At Topix you have access to thousands of forums/blogs in battleground states.
(At Topix you don’t have to sign in or register or give out an email address)

Refer them to:

The best Obama exposure site on the net:
The Obama File

(I guarantee the clever graphics and layout of ‘The Obama File’ will grab their attention- and if they read just PART of it, they’ll be mad enough to go out and vote against Obama)

http://www.theobamafile.com/index_next_personal.html

The United States Library of Congress has selectedTheObamaFile.com for inclusion in its historic collectionof Internet materials
(THAT’S how good this file is!)

http://theobamafile.com/LibraryOfCongress.html

Just a few of the pages:

http://www.theobamafile.com/index_next_politics.html
http://www.theobamafile.com/BarackObama.htm
http://www.theobamafile.com/_family/FamilyPage.htm
http://www.theobamafile.com/ObamaEducation.htm
http://www.theobamafile.com/ObamaPsychology.htm
http://www.theobamafile.com/ObamaReligion.htm
http://www.theobamafile.com/ObamaWife.htm
http://www.theobamafile.com/_associates/ObamaAssociates.htm
http://www.theobamafile.com/ObamaIconography.htm
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You can reach thousands of the uninformed!

Also, most blogs, news articles that FR refers to have a place for comments. Refer them to ‘The Obama File’.
In most you don’t have to register or give out an email- just sign in using your facebook account.

You could walk all day and knock on 100 doors, make 100’s of calls- talk yourself blue in the face, and still not get across as much information or reach as many uneducated as you can by referring ‘The Obama File’ on forum/blogs.

If we all just spent 30 minutes or an hour a day doing this, think how many we could reach!!

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36 posted on 10/27/2012 7:35:44 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: Wage Slave
It could be THEY are Democrats who despise Obama.

Leave that kind alone ~ first of all you can't trust them when they get to the voting site, and secondly, there are all those other Democrat candidates on the ballot who they might well like.

37 posted on 10/27/2012 7:36:40 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: 7thson

Waynesboro from ‘70 to ‘81. Waynesboro HS. I traveled to London in ‘06 and while there ran into someone who went to Buffalo Gap. Small world.


38 posted on 10/27/2012 7:42:17 PM PDT by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: Hoodat
After we left two of them got in their car and followed us for awhile, trying to intimidate us. Good thing my partner was carrying.

LOL I know you are doing the right thing by trying to get the vote out, but something made me laugh about two women attacking you and your partner having to put them down.

39 posted on 10/27/2012 8:25:06 PM PDT by turn_to
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To: Wage Slave

Did you fail to mention that the “ladies” who raved over Obunga, and who followed you and attempted to intimidate you, were sporting deep dark “suntans”.....even in late October? Obviously part of the 47%.


40 posted on 10/27/2012 8:43:00 PM PDT by Tucker39
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To: Wage Slave

God bless you!!!


41 posted on 10/27/2012 8:44:36 PM PDT by diamond6 (Freerepublic.com and Hillbuzz.org are my go to sites for conservative news.)
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To: Wage Slave

Thank all of you who are getting out there, possibly in harms way to help the rest of us who can’t. May the Lord be with you.


42 posted on 10/27/2012 8:45:19 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer. FREEDOM OR FREE STUFF- YOU GET ONE CHOICE, CHOOSE WISELY)
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To: Wage Slave; mickie; flaglady47
In my Pasco County, Florida town, Romney & Ryan signs have popped up overnight like dandelions in a vacant lot. They're lining about a score of business district streets, both sides, 20 yards apart. They're showing up in the subdivisions now, also.

Looks like a sign distribution bombardment by the county's Republican Party volunteers, bless their hearts. They've got buttons going around, too. I proudly wore two on my bosom when I did Publix today. Got a lot of smiles and nods with them, to boot.

Leni

43 posted on 10/27/2012 9:00:33 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: Wage Slave

“Yeah, the Romney signs still outnumber the Bamster’s signs but I noticed a lot more for Bammy today.”

I live in Sarasota, FL. I just returned today from a trip to Miami which began last Sunday. In the interim, I went to the Dominican Republic.

On the drive to Miami, I saw not a single Obama bumper sticker, but some Romney bumper stickers. In Miami, I saw not a single Obama sign but plenty of Romney signs. On the drive back to Sarasota, I saw plenty of Romney bumper stickers and no Obama bumper stickers. I think the bandwagon folks are joining the fray and they’ve concluded that Romney is going to win. Don’t you just love those Independents when they come your way?


44 posted on 10/27/2012 9:36:01 PM PDT by Rembrandt (Part of the 51% who pay Federal taxes)
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To: Wage Slave

In my area between Fredericksburg and Richmond, I have seen an increase in Obama signs in the last week (must have been a meeting). All pretty much in the black areas. Some type of absentee ballot push also. Huge Romney signs on main roads. Romney win in my area.


45 posted on 10/27/2012 9:47:07 PM PDT by cutofyourjib
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To: Wage Slave

I`m not as worried about voter fraud here.. they track voter info pretty well. Ohio, which allows purported “homeless” people to vote without an address, is a worry for me.


46 posted on 10/28/2012 10:46:48 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Record high turnout is our hope for sending 0bama home. Pray hard!!!)
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To: Hoodat

>> I can promise you my home county (Augusta) will go at least 75% for Romney <<

Augusta County for sure. But what about Staunton City? Didn’t it go for the Big Ø in 2008?


47 posted on 10/28/2012 1:09:12 PM PDT by Hawthorn
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To: Hawthorn
2008 Results
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Staunton
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Obama - 5569
McCain- 5330

Waynesboro
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Obama - 3906
McCain- 4815

Augusta County
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Obama - 9825
McCain- 23120

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In 2009, Staunton went with McDonnell over Deeds by 58.5% to 41.4%. Waynesboro went 68.9% to 31.0% for McDonnell. And Augusta County went 77.4% to 22.5% for the GOP candidate.

In 2010, the Dems did not even field a candidate here for the Congressional race.

It is also encouraging that in 2010, SW Virginia voted out Rick Boucher. This is traditional Democrat territory, but Obama's stance on coal may have pushed them into the GOP column for good.

48 posted on 10/28/2012 2:09:31 PM PDT by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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