1. The only people who are coming to the fundraiser so far are our volunteers, our friends who don't agree with Primo politically but whom I wanted to invite because I've been trying to have a party here for the past four years, and friends and political people who have already given money. So this might be a lot of effort for people who are not going to give more money.
2. Primo is all stressed because it's going to cost $5,000 to do the mailing and we don't have money in the campaign fund for that, so it's coming from our bank account.
That's a lot of money.
But - if he wins, he'll get more contributions. If he doesn't, he'll go back to his old job and we'll slowly get it back.
"I don't want to spend all this money just to lose," he said.
I pointed out that our goal was not to get to the end of our lives with a lot of money left over and no memories. We can afford it - we don't have children and we are both very thrifty people, so we have some savings. I'd rather take a blowout trip to Europe with $5,000, but that's not going to happen.
3. Primo knocked on the door of a man who told him that Primo had earned his vote by virtue of actually coming to the door. Then, when Primo was walking away and went around the corner, he noticed the man had yard signs for the Stripes presidential candidate. It would have been a great place for Primo to have a sign. It would harmonize with his mail piece, which shows him standing between one person wearing a t-shirt for the Polka Dot senate candidate and another wearing the shirt for the Stripes senate candidate. Primo's message is that he will work with both parties. Which he will have to do. Or else he will hear from me.
4. We are both exhausted.
1. Primo says an old lady invited him to come inside. She showed him all her Jack Kennedy memorabilia.
2. He told me about the two African-American pro-life, pro-Nuns on the Bus he met tonight.
3. I did doors for an hour.
3a. If you are not going to answer the door because you don't know who I am, would you have the courtesy not to let me see you looking out your door? When I ignore my doorbell, I at least hide behind the blinds to see who's ringing and then I tiptoe away so the person just thinks nobody is home.
3b. You have a "No soliciting" sign and a "Welcome Steelers Fans!" sign. Which am I to believe?
3c. It's not enough for you to have an Obama sign in your yard? You have to have a big picture of him in your front window? I am looking for the Romney photos now.