We have started rolling out the canvassing part of the campaign. So far, I have enjoyed it, and it has been a really good experience.
You knock on a complete stranger’s door and ask, if she will be supporting the president in the upcoming election. She says “yes, I will”. You immediatly know, that you have some of the same political opinions and values. You know the two of you have a shared vision of the future of this country. To me, that is a very powerful connection, made in a matter of seconds.
This does not happen at every door, but when it does, it makes up for all of the doors that spewed out non-supporters.
I wish I could take a picture of every single strange front garden arrangement I come across, but I don’t want to make a creepy impression in the neighbourhood, especially decked out in Obama gear.