The last time I was out canvassing in a Presidential campaign was 1976; the candidate? - Peter Camejo of the Socialist Workers Party! Ah, Youth! After a 28 year lull, here I am again, tramping the streets of Toledo for Obama.
I'd forgotten the thing I'd most hated about canvassing: the snarling dog held back by its owner at the front door, ready to pounce. Someone tells me she's from Chicago and thinks Ohio's too green to vote for. So you're a global warming skeptic?, I respond. Not even a smile. Next house. Yes, we can!