Two years ago Saturday, @ and I were on a door-knocking road trip around northern Michigan. I was giddy because my car had turned 300,000 miles and I made him stand in the dark, sleeting night along US-2, just east of Escanaba, to take my picture.
Things looked good: all the polls showed that Hillary Clinton was going to be our next President and that she would win Michigan, it was only by how much that remained uncertain. Our caucus was excited; staff and members kept digging deeper to help our candidates, they were working hard and things looked possible for the 9 seats we needed. We thought that after 4 years in the minority, we might actually be able to set the House agenda for a change.
Obviously none of that happened. I don’t care what any shift in media buying indicates or any poll tells you: anything can happen on Election Day, and voters voting is the only poll that matters. We have just a few days left and so many opportunities on the horizon. It’s time to drive to every district, knock every last door, and spend every final dollar. Time to burn the 2 AM oil. We can sleep after the election. . (And if you get to the end of this friendly piece of advice, pat yourself on the back and drop me a Happy Halloween in the comments. Happy All Hallows’ Eve, y’all.