Never be afraid to stand with the minority when the minority is right, for the minority which is right will one day be the majority. - William Jennings Bryan

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Petition Gathering, Day One

Today after school I headed out, petitions in hand, to get James Webb on the ballot.

Unfortunately, my little part of town is a bastion of Republicans, so I soon realized I would have to venture off my turf. Shortly after I finally got started, so did the rain.

But I was undaunted. I decided to try businesses. Here are a few observations:
1-DON'T GO NEAR FOOD CITY: They don't take kindly to the democratic process.
2-Where are all the over-18 people? I went to Pizza Plus, and, of the eight people working, all were under 18.
3-For Wal-Mart, please refer to observation #1.
4-The folks at Tractor Supply were very friendly, and, surprisingly, eager to be involved in the politcal process. I also informed a couple people who weren't following the campaign about the issues and the candidates.

I'm planning on taking the petitions with me tomorrow to the (newly renovated and very snazzy) library, and I'll venture down to State Street and, hopefully, fill a couple of these petitions up.

Besides the fact that the rain messed me up, does anybody have any other suggestions about quicker ways to do this?

-Neal

5 comments:

The Richmond Democrat said...

Sadly no: it takes a lot of time and effort. Recruit a buddy to keep you company and keep yourself psyched up.

thegools said...

Where are you collecing signatures? I am planning on doing this weekend around Warrenton.

Alice said...

You might want to try the Div. of Motor vehicles. Also, if the local planning commission, or anything like that is going on this week, that is a great place. People who go to that sort of thing are usually registered to vote.

Stomp Allen said...

Your efforts are commendable though! I would have though Wal-Mart would have been nicer.
Good luck

Neal said...

Wal-Mart is pretty heavily Republican on the corporate level, but I had no idea it was all the way down to the individual stores.

I'm planning on trying a senior citizen condo later this afternoon, and I'll give the DMV a shot, too.