Yesterday Jack, one of the two managers at the Obama Headquarters, set me to work calling people and asking them to consider voting for Barack. Today he sent me out to a couple dozen polling places in the area to scout out potential problems and to make sure there’s cell phone reception, and when I completed that interesting task he asked me to help assemble packages of Mapquest directions, addresses, and campaign literature for the hardy and engergetic folks who in this last week will be knocking on doors.
This time around I can’t just sit on the sidelines and do nothing while the pundits on TV solemnly caution that despite Obama’s lead in virtually all the polls, “the race is tightening,” and that (honest to god), “McCain could—COULD—win this election.”
My friends, if that actually happens then we can all kiss our asses goodbye. And if you’ve decided not to go out and volunteer to stuff envelopes, make calls, or knock on doors, you’ll regret it for the rest of your life.