I wore out my first pair of shoes…
Growing up on the farm, I would always try to be the person that was working the hardest. I wanted the most hours logged, I wanted to change pipe the quickest, I wanted the biggest callouses, the fastest. It was important to me that I worked hard – it meant that I was doing my best.
I learned all about hard work at home, and now we’re applying it to our campaign. We’re working hard. I don’t get callouses on my hands (although I bang up my knuckles pretty good from time to time). There’s no irrigation pipe to move. So we’re judging hard work the political way – by number of shoes worn through.
I broke through pair one of tennis shoes yesterday – that’s a pretty good sign that we’re hitting the streets.
But there’s so much more walking, knocking, and talking to be done. My hard work alone won’t reach all the voters we need – if we’re going to win, we need to do it as a community. That means I’m hoping that you can come out at least 3 more times to volunteer.
Yes – three more times. Here’s why: we can send mail, we can buy commercials, we can put up lawn signs, but the only thing that really changes people’s minds is a conversation on their doorstep. You can’t buy volunteers, you can’t buy sincerity, and you can’t buy hard work.
So I’m hoping you’ll donate your hard work three more times. We go out enmass on Saturdays at 10am, and Sundays at 2pm – but we knock everyday, all day from 10am to 8:30pm so any time you can make it in, we’ll take you.
I couldn’t have gotten this far without you – but I won’t get over the finish line without a little more help.
Here’s to breaking through a second pair by November 6th!