Was it worth it?

A coworker of mine asked me today what it felt like to have worked for several days and have accomplished nothing. And I took issue with that. Sure, judged from a national perspective, it was a failure. But, if that’s the only metric of success, it’s hard to justify doing anything, because it’s very hard […]

Closing thoughts

Was it worth it? I think so. Yes, our guy didn’t win. But I feel like I did what I could for the cause. I was in the right state, the one it all came down to. I helped out with an effort that achieved a truly ridiculous voter turnout for a relatively small town. […]

Amusing anecdotes

There were a couple anecdotes that I wanted to record but didn’t really fit into the narrative elsewhere, so I’m recording them here. I already related this one over at LiveJournal, but it’s pretty funny, so I’m putting it in my official blog. Brian and I arrived in Cleveland at about 9pm Saturday evening. We […]

Election day

I got off to a late start on election day, after staying up until 2am the night before working on the database with Ken. But I got over to HQ by 10am, and immediately left with Ken and Brian. It had been decided that Brian and I, as the out-of-towner carpetbaggers, should be running tech […]

Helping out

So, as mentioned last week, I decided to go to Ohio for the election this year. And, despite the national result, I’m glad I went. Brian and I ended up spending our time in Ohio helping out the local Oberlin effort, Oberlin Votes!, run by Rob’s friend Ken. Oberlin Votes! aimed “to identify every individual […]

Going to Ohio

After going to that political campaign training, I mentioned to my friend Brian that I thought it was neat that many of the participants were planning to vote absentee in California, and head to a swing state for the election itself to help get out the vote. I didn’t think anything more of it until […]