Thursday, July 5, 2018
JUST TO BE CLEAR
I am not offering to ring doorbells and make calls out of faux man of the people humility. If there were something more consequential I could do, I would do it. I am beside myself with despair and apprehension, and I need to do something. Working for the local Democratic challenger is something, and if I can manage to multiply my vote by getting others to the polls, then I need to do it. Will my efforts all by themselves make the difference? Of course not. Will my efforts and those of a relatively small number of others -- twenty, thirty, fifty others -- make the difference? Very possibly. I won't know unless I try. I don't like the mechanics of campaigning. It is not my preferred way to spend the summer and beyond. But these really are perilous times.