Comment 105763

By highwater (registered) | Posted October 30, 2014 at 11:58:01 in reply to Comment 105723

McHattie covered far more ground than the other two campaigns. He knocked on doors at least a few hours every day from June on as part of his 100 day tour. I personally canvassed with him in Waterdown, Dundas, Ancaster, and Stoney Creek, and canvassed Dundas and Ancaster on my own, and I was only one of countless volunteers.

In addition to door-to-door canvassing, we did extensive phone canvassing as well. Starting in September phone canvassers were calling day and night. I personally made 100's of calls, and I was only one of dozens of phone canvassers. The other two campaigns didn't have this kind of volunteer capacity which is why they resorted to robocalls.

I am very sorry that we didn't make it to your street. It pains me to hear this. We tried so hard, but it's a big city and even a campaign with a big ground game like McHattie's can't begin to cover it all.

Unfortunately, one of the many disappointing lessons of this election is that robocalls are more effective than traditional boots on the ground. Expect to get even less personal contact from political campaigns in the future.

Comment edited by highwater on 2014-10-30 11:59:44

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