Monday, December 02, 2013
Wow! What Knockers!
The Lehigh Valley's most formidable campaigner, Charlie Dent, does it. Years ago, when he was first running for wither the State Senate or Congress, he was going up and down a street, knocking on doors. One homeowner, a Democrat, listened politely until his dog figured out a way to bolt out the house and run down the street. Dent ran after the dog and brought him back. That Democrat has voted for Charlie Dent ever since that day.
At the courthouse, I spoke to a worker who is both a Democrat and lives in Bethlehem. You'd think he would have voted for Bethlehem Mayor John John Callahan. But he pulled the lever for Bangor Mayor John Brown, Callahan's opponent in the Exec race. That's because Brown came to his home and Callahan did not.
"I make it a policy to vote for someone if they come to my home and ask for my vote," I was told.
Virtually ever political consultant I've spoken with tells me this is the single most effective way to win an election.