Blink – Day One – here it is. Tomorrow is election day. This is my last post before Canadians go and vote. I started this mini arc of 8 posts back in August on day 53, and here 52 days I can say we have done all we can do to ensure a win on Monday.
The days have been long and challenging but in the end everyday has been rewarding. The team of volunteers have been outstanding, I have met and worked with an amazing group of people, most of whom I never knew before I started this back in August – now I call this team of volunteers, friends. As a Campaign Manager I will always want to have more volunteers, however today I am very happy with everyone that has stepped up and played a part in going from day 53 to day day one and to tomorrow, day zero – election day.
Going back on the previous 8 posts I realize that I haven’t mentioned where I have been, mainly because this was a series about the election experience. Many of you know who I work for, therefore you will have this all figured out.
This past week, has seen long days as the push to be ready for election day for today has been intense. Today will have our volunteers go out to our supporters with a reminder to vote tomorrow. 50 days of door knocking, phone calls, putting up signs are done. One last push for tomorrow.
I guess the advantage of me being busy was that I practically ignored Facebook and was never on Twitter. The most engaged I stayed on Social Media was Instagram, and somedays that for me it was a struggle to not make a comment on some stupid post that was ful of misinformation of the Conservative platform. It has me even thinking that it’s time to cut ties with Social Media. The thought of having to fend off silly attacks against my party tells me there are better ways to spend my time.
I have my thoughts on the candidates from the other parties, some were good and there were instances of attacks because my candidate was the “top dog” (as was stated by one of the other candidates) that were over the line and crossed into rude behaviour. I was frustrated about this more than anything else, but it reminded me that the other candidates will be “how they will be” and that our campaign will be judged by how we reacted to the words and actions of the other candidates, which most times was not to react at all.
There has been much said that this campaign was about more about personalities, in our local campaign it has been about the issues. The topic of deciding who gets to define the election, the media or the campaigns is for another day, days after this election is done.
That brings this all back to election day, everything that has been done snce day 50 leads to day zero, tomorrow, election day.
As for tomorrow, all I can ask is that you to get out and vote.
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