I have been knocking on doors since June, and have really enjoyed the conversations I have had with constituents. I’ve spoken with thousands of constituents across our district. On front steps. At farmers’ markets. In my car on the way to the airport (you can discuss a lot in an hour!). At school events. In neighborhood meetings. At rodeos. In local fire houses. In friends’ backyards.
Some are happy to engage or invite me in. Some aren’t interested. But nearly everyone is polite.
So if a candidate invites you to tag along, go! People are far more divisive on television or hiding behind their keyboards on social media. You might be pleasantly surprised that in person, most people are still pretty decent. Canvassing is an awesome reminder that we are all in this together, and we have far more in common than all media suggests.