From the "Twas ever thus" file.
This, in turn, leads to one key political conclusion: the most important and effective form of pro-Democratic campaigning this year will be face to face personal communication. There is no single slogan or message that will do the job. The only thing that will reliably influence all these different groups - except perhaps the sixth -- is being personally contacted by pro-Democratic advocates who sincerely and passionately insist that voting is still worthwhile.The odds are very good that if you don't get out and talk to the folks in your precinct about the candidates or causes you care about, no one else will. That means if you do, you stand a very good chance of helping those candidates and causes prevail. Your visit will count more with many voters than all the other messaging they're exposed to.
We knock on doors because it works. Always has, will still. I'm planning to get my precinct done next week. Done yours yet?