I received the following note this morning from a good friend:
“I just talked to a Romney campaign staffer at the Orem call center who said he was very disappointed in the turnout of volunteers for Governor Romney. In a state where Romney may get 80 percent of the vote, far too many people are apathetic. They don’t think they can make a difference. NOT TRUE!! These call centers are targeting voters in swing states such as Nevada, Colorado, and Ohio. Utah volunteers are desperately needed in a very tight election.”
I add: This election could prove to be a cliff-hanger. One prognosticator last night suggested that Romney might win the popular vote but lose the Electoral College. In other words, states like Nevada, Colorado, and Ohio could make all the difference. And if you imagine that, living in Utah or Idaho or some other safe Romney zone, you can’t have any impact on the races there, you’re absolutely wrong.
Monetary donations, even small ones, can still make a difference. Unless I’m mistaken, Barack Obama substantially outraised Mitt Romney last month, for the first time in quite a while. What a pity it will be if, having come this far, we falter at the end and fail by a hair’s breadth.
This is the time for the final push in the race, the final burst of energy that guarantees the victory. Or the fatal loss of will that turns triumph into failure.
You can also volunteer to make phone calls. The ground game is everything at this point. The candidate who gets his voters out will win the vital contested states and take the presidency for the next four years.
Romney Call Centers in Utah, open Monday-Saturday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
If you would prefer to call from home, please click on this link to find out how you can set up your phone and computer. It will, I think, work from anywhere in the country. So you non-Utahns shouldn’t feel that you’re off the hook! You’re needed, too!
Staff Contact, Colton Miles:
Address: 1120 S 1350 W
Orem, UT 84058
(It’s just over on the west side of the freeway, not far from the University Parkway exit, more or less opposite UVU.)
47 East 7200 South
Midvale, UT 84047
1451 North 200 East, Ste. 190-B
Logan, UT 84341
St. George Office:
134 North 200 East, Ste. 202
St. George, UT 84770
Please! Volunteer at one of these call centers. I’ve done it a few times. It’s painless. Really quite simple.
Make it a fun outing. Recruit some of your friends.
And if you can’t make it to one of the call centers, or don’t want to, or want to set your own schedule, to devote only as much time as you can afford to spend (maybe even just a very short while, two or three calls), make some calls from home!
And, for the really ambitious:
The Romney campaign just got budget for another bus to travel to Denver this week to campaign for Mitt. It would be a great experience for students or families. Transportation, food, and lodging are all free. The bus is leaving for Denver from the Brick Oven in Provo at 1 PM this Thursday (the 25th) and coming back Sunday evening. Currently, they have about 40 spots left! Colorado could be decided by less than 1,000 votes. This is a great opportunity to MAKE THE DIFFERENCE. Email Katrina@utgop.org ASAP to reserve your spot.
You can help to make history.
Please, join in the cause. Volunteer. Contribute. And encourage others to do so, as well. And, please, pass this information on to others. To as many Romney supporters as you can.
On the other hand, if you’re an Obama supporter, just kick back and relax. Your man has it in the bag. Hope and change. Forward. Big Bird. You’re becoming sleepy. Very sleepy. Zzzzzzzz.