I am back from three hours of canvassing in Chatham County for Ryan Watts, the young man trying to knock off the execrable Freedom Caucus member Rep. Mark Walker in the NC 6th CD. In my youth, this stint would have been no biggie, but at eighty-four, I tire rather more easily. We were canvassing in an upscale development full of McMansions, each one set apart from its neighbors by lots of grass and space, which of course meant lots of walking between houses with long curving walks and prominent signs saying "private residence" [I guess so that no one mistakes them for public buildings.] Our list included only registered Democrats, the idea being not to persuade them but simply to get them to come out and vote.
I would guess the houses range from $750,000 to several million each. A development called Colvert Farms, maybe because it was built on the site of an old farm. The organizer who mobilized us and sent us off with VoteBuilder maps [a creation of the Obama campaigns] is sixty-six years my junior, having just graduated from high school.
American politics is strange.