Campaigning: Introverts Can Do It Too!

For the last half of last week, half of my family (including me) worked on the “Kevin McMurry for Superior Court Judge” campaign in Georgia.

Mr. McMurry is a Christian, and a conservative Republican. Every morning he would come and eat breakfast with the team at Chick-fil-a. He is a very gracious man and I sincerely believe that he would make a good judge.

So my job was to go door-to-door in neighborhoods and campaign for him. I’d walk up to a door, ring the bell, give the resident a piece of literature and tell them a bit about him and his qualifications.

For an introvert, the idea of this is SHEER TERROR!!

But I did it.

And I discovered that it’s really not that hard! It’s fun in fact!!

Now to be fair, I should point out that I am only a light introvert. I test pretty close to the middle on the introvert/extrovert scale. This type of thing would probably be a lot harder for a strong introvert.

Now, what made this easy for me were some very important facts.

  1. I was not asking for money. (I would not have been able to do it of I had been.)
  2. I knew that I would never see these people again. (So even if I bothered them, I had no fear of future meetings.)
  3. I was with a group of people who made it very fun! We died of laughter approximately every six minutes.
  4. We were specifically targeting “Hard Rs” or people who had voted in 3 of the last 4 Republican primaries. (So most people we talked to were at least somewhat receptive to what we had to say.)

In conclusion:  Never fear, my fellow introverts (or at least light introverts). If I can do this, you can do it too!

And you might even end up help make a crazy short film late at night at the hotel…complete with Ninjas and foot-chases. 🙂

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2 thoughts on “Campaigning: Introverts Can Do It Too!

  1. Good job Mamie. I’m proud of you for stepping out, and making a difference. When I was younger (and able) I did that a few times. Wish I still could, but am thankful for the younger folks that care enough to try.

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