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Bruce Gagnon is coordinator of the Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space. He offers his own reflections on organizing and the state of America's declining empire....

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With a new administration in Washington it will be a challenge to get the 'liberals' to hold Biden-Harris to the few 'progressive promises' they made during their campaign. Biden is bringing back many of Bush's neo-cons to head his foreign policy. I'll be on this case without hesitation.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

A Maine campaign story....

 

Early yesterday morning a workman came to our house in Bath.  I had found him online when I was looking for someone to replace an outer door on the back side of our house that we bought last July.  We are still fixing up some things, little-by-little, in this 100 year old place.

As soon as the workman came in he said, "Oh, I'm glad to see you have a Lisa Savage sign in your yard.  I am supporting her too."

I was stunned and at that very moment Lisa passed through our living room to run upstairs because she was still in her pajamas.  I turned to the man and said, "Well, that is Lisa right there."

He of course was shocked and said, "I'm going to vote for her - I love her."

While he was measuring our old worn out door I went up and told Lisa the full story and she came back down, still in her PJ's, to meet the worker.  They had a long conversation and we all had a good laugh.

Lisa told him that she is an Internet refugee because she lives in Maine's rural 2nd district where the broadband connection is very poor.  (It's a major issue in our state.) She moved in with Mary Beth and me in August and has been Zooming from here day and night ever since. Her husband Mark, also a woodworker by trade, comes to visit on the weekends.

This story is being repeated daily across the state as we hear from more and more people who we've never met but have heard about, or seen Lisa in the debates, and are quite impressed with her.  

Win or lose there can be no doubt that she has connected with many folks across Maine - largely because she is a real person and talks sense about the issues that voters care about.

Bruce 

1 Comments:

Blogger memeticist said...

I am happy you used this picture of Lisa, it somehow captures the nature of the campaign.

It is worth noting we did not put the large heart banner up, but we are certainly on that message.

10/21/20, 4:27 PM  

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