Skip to comments.If You Live in a Blue State, Here Is What You Can Do To Help Romney Beat Obama
Posted on 09/14/2012 6:54:13 AM PDT by Ziva
No matter where you live in the USA, you can make a difference in this election by going to http://www.mittromney.com/call-home-landing.
I live in NY, a hopelessly blue state. There is very little I can do locally to help Romney. However, they have an excellent phone-from-home system this year, much better than other phone banks I've done before.
I started making phone calls from home for Romney. It is easy, well-supported, and free. It is important to start now so they can target the right people for the campaign. You can get started at http://www.mittromney.com/call-home-landing
They will direct your calls to the states where they need the most help, so don't worry about calling out-of-state. There are no long-distance charges because the system calls you first to enable you to make the calls to others.
I sat on my hands last election and didn't work because I didn't like McCain. (Of course, I voted.) Even though Romney was not my first choice, another Obama win would be disasterous. Please pass this on to all your political friends. The calls made now help identify voters who can be moved to vote for Romney.
My goal is to make at least 10,000 calls. That comes out to about 200 calls a day which can be done in less than three hours. They really make it quick and easy. I do not want to be partly responsible for 0bama getting reelected.
No one should feel that if he or she can make just 100 calls, it is not worth the effort. EVERY effort helps and WILL make a difference. If you can call only one hour a week, then you WILL have done your part.
I do want to remind of the the reality of phone-banking. Some people will be hostile or rude, may hang up brusquely, insult you, or try to engage you in time-wasting arguments. Just end the call politely and move on to the next call. Do not be discouraged by these calls.
There is a place for notes for each call. If the person is a Romney voter, I ask if they need help getting to the poll or need an absentee ballot and put that information in the note field. If an undecided voter tells me what campaign issue is important to him, I note that as well.
Your important work will show the campaign all undecided voters that can be influenced with campaign materials, and all Romney voters for a get-out-the-vote (GOTV) effort at the end of the campaign.
Many of us are suffering in this bad economy and can donate little money to this campaign. If you do have the money to donate, please do. However, my point is that we all can donate some time to help, and it is as good as money to a campaign.
If you are in red or purple state, then I hope you get involved with the local Romney campaign. You can still use spare time at home to make phone calls.
If you are in a blue state, then please join me in doing what you can from home with phone calls.
Next, please pass this on to your friends everywhere. Let's create an army of workers bigger than the unions do for the Dems. And please let me know personally if this helped you get started working on the campaign.
You donated money to one of the richest men in America?!
If Romney wants the presidency, let him fund it himself.
And if you’ve got money to spend on politicians, spend it on conservatives.
Instead, it seeks to identify voters who can be swayed with other forms of influence. The purpose is to identify voters for further contact. Nothing more than that.
“I suppose you have never worked a professional political phone bank.”
Even better, I’ve been the reciptient of those annoying and continuous phone calls. I’ve also worked political campaigns and know many of the candidate demand their staff NOT perform those annoying phone calls.
Then make calls for a Tea Party House candidate.
Many of them have the same call system.
Help the country.
“Im out of this round. The country is dead either way.”
Okay, just go away and shut up about it.
Yeah, there were some moralist-with-no-real-concept-of morals types around here in 2000 who said there was no difference between Dubya and Algore, too. On Septemebr 11, 2001 we found out how wrong they were. On Septemeber 11, 2012 we found out just how stupid people like you are.
Even if your short-sighted, generalist blather were correct, this election is between a guy who believes his job as President is to force people to violate their religion so other people can avoid the horror of paying $9 a month for birth control and a guy who believes in religious liberty. It’s an election between a guy who bows to tyrants and gets Americans killed and a guy who will stand up for our country.
If you can’t see the difference, get off FR and go look at LOLcats. Of course, you’re so blind you’ll probably start that process by typing “potato” into the search engine...
“Calls piss people off. You think you can badger, annoy, and brow beat people into voting for Romney??”
I’ve had some of them try that recently. Two got downright snarly and provocative, one “Tomorrow Belongs to Me” kid and one closet homo sounding guy. The pricks come to my house, on my phone, and think they will instruct me in how I will vote? How I detest this Punch and Judy puppet show!
I gave too much money last time in hopes for Palin as VP. No good deed goes unpunished.
A good portion of the problem is that most dem voters vote out of lack of knowledge. And, they have no idea they lack the proper knowledge; proper meaning original limited government, property rights, individual freedom - and how all these (and more) tie directly together. The notion that they lack this knowledge, let alone the notion of conveying even a small piece of it, cannot happen on the typical political phone call. These calls run on the paradigm that "touching" a voter enough times gets their vote, with calls, post cards, lawn signs, bumper stickers, ads, etc. Instead, the paradigm you used on this woman is really the most effective, most efficient, most long-lasting method to right our upside-down ship...
To those who say, “No, the calls piss people off,” I say, they also happen to work. Campaigns with strong phone banks win elections, campaigns that don’t have them don’t.
It’s like negative ads. Everyone says they hate them, but the campaigns that use them win and the campaigns that don’t, don’t.
BUT - I think the task is easier this year. A young person who voted for Obama can be changed by asking them why they did so, what they expected and what they are getting. If they try to answer with Chris Matthews' talking points the rebuttals are easy. Obama has failed in every category ...or has he succeeded? We can point to his failings based on his promises or we can go deeper and get into his life's training and mission to bring America down to pay for our sins as he learned from Frank Marshall Davis, Jeremiah Wright and Bill Ayers.
a young person who has some gumption might like to know how naive it is to follow the lead of the media and maybe even turn the light on some of their friends during a coffee shop conversation.
I'd like to see widespread commercial efforts start poking fun at the morons who have fallen victim to the blind faith of liberalism without questioning any of it.
Isn't it ironic that one of the iconic bumper stickers of the left so often seen around the college campus is "Question Authority", when what they are being taught is to vote for more authority in every facet of their life?
Only a liberal or a moron calls another person they do not know ...Stupid. Which are you?
It’s reasonable to dissagree but much more adult if you can do it without being disagreeable.
I’m sorry I didn’t realize you were the owner here. I will be more careful around such great intellects in the future.....
Again my apologies for breaking the “Thou shalt not disagree with us” rule.
Someone said, "something dies in a person's soul when they discover something they believe isn't true". That is a truism we all need to recognize. It is why we hold strong to our beliefs even when doubt begins to creep in.
Don't forget he was able to make two conservative Supreme Ct. appointments. Obamacare notwithstanding, Roberts is still far more conservative than anyone Gore would have appointed. I'm hoping the Obamacare decision wasn't the start of him becoming a Kennedy type justice - although Kennedy voted against it.
Then you've got the two justices Obama appointed, Sotomayor and Kagan.
Absolutely, lasereye. As imperfect many Supreme Court justices have been, ANY justice appointed by Romney will be MUCH better than ANY 0bama appointee.
However, political candidates who have not been in Congress are certainly not responsible for the lack of passage of such a bill. Romney certainly is not to blame. In fact, neither is 0bama. The leadership who controls Congress determines which bills appear on the floor.
The purpose of the political call is not to aggravate you but rather to identify potential voters and develop the contacts. Good phone bank info is essential for a successful campaign.
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