Just a quick little update to my Progressives in the air post from a few days ago. The Stranger ran a journal type article written by one of the Outside Agitators as the canvasser described her group in the title.
The residents of Lynden didn’t seem enamored with us. The mostly elderly voters took one look at me, in a lime-green hoodie sweatshirt and tight jeans, and seemed to go into “Say whatever it takes to get her to go away” mode. Zach didn’t fare much better in baggy camo pants and a snowboarding jacket. Some residents of a large housing development pretended not to be home when we knocked. Out of the 50 homes I went to, only one person seemed interested in learning more about Mann. I seemed to be experiencing the same disconnect that was prevalent in the Dean campaign—I was an obvious carpetbagger.
…judging by my day, I’m actually hoping Zach and I didn’t lose Mann any votes.
Even if it’s author, like the candidates don’t readily advertise their support by the Progressive Majority, the people of Lynden still seemed able to separate the wheat from the chaff. 1 out of 50 homes supporting Ken Mann sounds about right. That would leave the other 49 out of 50 homes supporting Sam Crawford.
10/16/07 – More about the Progressive Majority at Washington Eagle Forum Progressive Majority: Influencing a campaign near you