Door knocking is a "right of passage" for any candidate seeking office. It is with a lot of advice and some trepidation that I embark on my own journey meeting the good folks of Simsbury to introduce myself at the Republican candidate for State Representative.
I have my walking list (check), a good pair of sneakers (check), of course sun screen, hat, bug spray and a bottle of water (check, check, check and check), fully charged cell phone (check), bear whistle (really?), dog biscuits and a list of friends, neighbors and Republican party regulars who would be happy to join me. Every candidate is armed with a palm card (which has the candidate's picture and a concise list of qualifications for office (check), and in case you are not at home, a note to say I'm sorry I missed you. (check)
There are urban legends and folklore among political parties of the candidates who knocked on every single door in Simsbury or who left on a Friday and did not return home until Sunday as well as those those who never knocked at all or those who haven't been seen since!
I do know that I am lookiing forward to my time of "campaign door knocking" and to meeting as many Simsbury residents as possible. I hope you will spend just a moment of your day to allow me to introduce myself and to letting me know what's on your mind.
Oh yes, a snack (check), an umbrella (check)...