Thanks Jeff. I think I might have influenced someone. That is strange.
I wrote a Medium article about political canvassing a couple of weeks ago.
I did a fair bit of canvassing in my younger days of being a political junkie. Canvassing is hard, especially for an introvert like me. In my first election, I really didn't understand why I was going door-to-door. But when I saw the election machine at full throttle on election day, that's why I and maybe a hundred other people did our routes. I worked three more elections after that before I became disenchanted with politics--and figure out a new kind of democracy.
These days, I am apolitical but trying to promote my new way of governance. Living in Canada, I'm quite proud to say that all three mainstream parties are pretty good at finding leaders who won't embarrass Canada. One province elected a Trump-wanna-be as premier, but Covid-19 has actually turned him into a pretty good statesman.
If I were living in the USA, I probably would canvass for the D's in 2020. The stakes are too high, and canvassing is where people like me can have an effect. But I wouldn't join the party or aspire to a higher position in the party. I'd just do my routes, hand the information to the campaign managers. Then be gone from partisan politics after election day.
I have a bit of a Medium addiction I am trying to cure. I need to spend my spare time elsewhere. I fear I am of very little influence here. Or maybe better said, not enough influence for the hours I've invested into Medium. But I glad I made you think in a different direction.