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Friday, August 11, 2006

Visibly Blue


On National S’mores Day, we took to the streets… not to tell everyone about the delicious-ness that is graham crackers, marshmallows, and chocolate, but to spread the word about Gov. Lynch, MFC, Bev, and our local state rep candidates…

At 7:30am in the center of Hampton seven dedicated candidates and volunteers greeted me, all of whom rolled out of bed a little early to stand on the street corner, hold signs, and express general excitement for the upcoming elections. After throwing back a cup of Dunk’s coffee, we hooted and hollered for an hour, held signs, and even posed for some pictures… Thanks to the wives, candidates, friends, commuters and even dogs who came by and met our cheers with honks and waves…

And later that day, we jumped around in Market Square… again waving signs for passersby. While most of our onlookers were from out of town, we were well received by the young crowd who lounged at the BNG tables across from us and at the benches near the other coffee place in the Square. And after waving and smiling for so many people, we headed off to State Street Saloon for apps and conversation…

While some may not think that visibilities are effective, I strongly disagree – seeing neighbors holding signs and supporting candidates leads to name recognition, a desire for more info and certainly votes on Election Day. No, I don’t have stats to show you how many votes we got from our two hours of public display, but I know the positive response we got is certainly affirmation that we’re on our way to many victories in November….
… and don’t forget to have s’mores to celebrate.

6 Comments:

At 8/11/2006 12:31 PM, Blogger Sean said...

I have some question about the legitamacy of your story there... about the dog, did the dog really come by and met your cheers with honksand waves. If you look here, http://lookd.com/dogs/anatomy.html , you will notice the anatomy of a dog does not allow for it to lift its arm and bend its lack of a wrist in the correct direction for the waving motion. Also, what dog drives a car so that it honks a horn?? If you read this, http://www.seefido.com/html/dog_sight__touch___taste_.htm , it talks about how a dogs eyes can not see color that well and does not have eyes as good as human. Therefore the signs would be hard for the dogs to see with all those colors, and that is assuming that this dog is very skilled in the art of reading. I think if your going to put a blog in story form, you should get the facts straight. Maybe next time...

 
At 8/11/2006 1:09 PM, Anonymous youvilledem said...

Don't listen to Roman, Miranda....it sounds like your visibility was a huge success and I applaud you for what you are doing.

 
At 8/11/2006 1:09 PM, Blogger Miranda said...

Correction. The dog was IN one of the vehicles that went by... and the dog barked the whole time he was in range of us. Does that clarify the story? I sincerely apologize for any confusion my post may have caused.

 
At 8/11/2006 1:44 PM, Blogger Bluey said...

my dreams of a honking dog are crushed. i don't know if i'll ever be the same again. at least people are excited about electing democrats this november.

 
At 8/12/2006 12:51 AM, Blogger Larry Stuker said...

Yes, even the dogs appeared happy to see us out there Thursday morning in Hampton. There was a feeling of confidence there. Many drivers honked, waved and held fists in the air. Thanks to Miranda for organizing the event.

 
At 8/14/2006 12:02 PM, Blogger Dan McKenna said...

It's good to hear all of the excitment from people out there holding signs and people driving by. This week we will be out creating excitment in Derry on Tuesday evening, and Londonderry, Windham, and Salem Wed., Thur., and Fri. mornings give us a call for more information!

 

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