Do you think you have any time today that you could spend outside in a high traffic area holding up a VOTE ROMNEY sign on a street corner?
Maybe you could also hold an empty chair too?
This might sound silly to you, but it’s actually a big thing: people driving around who see VOTE ROMNEY will get excited…because they know they are not alone and they will see your presence as encouragement that your area is “Romney country”. Conversely, Obama voters will see the VOTE ROMNEY sign and be demoralized, thinking “Why even bother going to vote. Romney’s going to win”. And then they will just head to Pizza Hut or wherever (the place I think they’ve been keeping Oprah the Hutt lately, since that woman seems to have disappeared off the face of the planet. Whatever happened to Oprah Winfrey anyway?).
You don’t need a fancy sign…just go down to the drugstore and get a sturdy poster board and use a red marker to write VOTE ROMNEY in big letters…and then take a black marker and outline it so that people can read it well from far away. Don’t try to write anything else on it, because people need to read it quickly. VOTE ROMNEY works best.
And then, spend any time you can outside holding up the sign at an intersection you see with a lot of traffic. If you only have 30 minutes to spare, well, that’s 30 minutes that there wouldn’t have been a sign if you weren’t out there! I know people who make this a family event and they bring hot cocoa and go out for an hour of so…and then head back home to watch the election results come in or go off to vote themselves.
So, not only can this be a way to provide visibility for Romney/Ryan today…but you could also be making a great family memory that you’ll cherish forever. “Remember mom when you took us and we held up that sign and everyone honked and gave us thumbs-up? That was so fun when we did that,” they’ll say, many years from now. What a great memory of the 2012 election!
If you don’t have the time to spare to hold up a sign, you can also provide visibility by wearing a Romney button or tee shirt today wherever you go. I know some people who like to face-paint and are putting VOTE under one eye and ROMNEY on the other, like they were football players…and others who are going to walk around with ROMNEY on one side of their face and RYAN on the other. That’s not for everyone, but people who don’t have to work and are just going out and about in the world (and who have bold personalities) can get away with this.
We’re all different, so you tailor all this to suit your level of comfort. You know what’s best for you.
But, I hope you can do something to provide visibility for Romney/Ryan today so that your personal touch can encourage others in your community to go out and vote…since the visibility you provide will kick everyone’s energy up into a higher gear!
I just know you’re going to do something great to help today…and I thank you in advance for doing it!
© 2012, Kevin DuJan. All rights reserved.
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