Stuart told us the other day that Bob Smither needs our phone calls. I just got online with the program and have been making some calls. I am quite impressed with how easy the program is to use. I am finding the information to be very accurate and the voters very receptive to my “telemarketing” type intrusion. In fact, the last home I called told me that they not only know about the Smither campaign, but the whole family plans to vote for him.

What we need right now (read: before Thursday) is 30 more people to make calls with us. If you have a computer, cell phone and a few free minutes, you can really do something to help District 22 realize a Libertarian victory.

C’mon guys, let’s put our cell phone minutes where are mouths are. I will see you online!

posted by michelleshinghal
  • IanC

    I just wish I could register for the BallotBase program itself.

    I’ve tried 2 dozen times, roughly. No luck.

  • Michelle Shinghal

    Call 202-333-1799 and talk to any of those guys at National. They had me connected in 2 minutes.

  • I’m leaving tomorrow for college and thus don’t have time to do it (plus which you have to be 18, and I’m 17), but for those who can, imagine how awesome it would be to have two Libertarians in Congress, plus Ron Paul.

  • disinter


    Where does it say you have to be 18? I can’t find it..

    If that is true, that rule seems a bit silly.

  • I’ve filled out the volunteer form as well. I haven’t received anything. Though I do understand why they can’t just let anyone register automatically.

    I’ll try calling national. With Vonage, I can call long distance as much as I want. :)

  • Hey, thanks to all for their enthusiam.

    We can indeed get you signed up immediately and on the phone.

    Give us a call at LPHQ: 202-333-0008

    Marc, Chris or I will set you up!

    The New York Times noted Smither’s potential today!


    John Vaught LaBeaume
    National Campaign Coordinator
    Libertarian Party USA
    (202) 333-0008 x232

  • Nigel, I’m not aware of that age restriction. Give John a call. 202-333-0008 ext. 232.

  • IanC

    Evil plotting … err, voter influencing… err, Libertarian support shall commence, on my part, in a coupla hours… once I’m in a place where I can make calls.

  • I don’t think the LP has any age restrictions for membership. Also, if you turn 18 by election day, you can register to vote while 17 and I think vote in primaries while 17. I turned 18 just a bit before an election day.

    I hope he would consider voting for Dr.Paul for speaker.

  • Hmm, I don’t know why I thought that rule was there. Regardless, I am leaving for college tomorrow and thus cannot participate, though I would love to.

  • Is it just me or you guys having a had time pulling up

  • Michelle Shinghal

    I am trying to pull it up too. It is taking forever. I have waited 5 minutes at a time only to give up and try again.

  • Michelle Shinghal

    Just talked to national- they are calling the developer now. Give us a few minutes to learn something.

  • Michelle Shinghal

    I am in now. Go for it!

  • All Right I went on and made 9 calls is was great. I dont know about you guys it was kind of hard to talk to people and read the script I went free form and had more luck.One lady told me she knew she was voting for Bob.If we had 100 people doing this a night we could do some damage.

  • Michelle Shinghal

    Good job, Doug. I am also seeing good results. Unfortunately for the last voter I spoke with, my dogs went batshit and started barking. Cable guy is here upgrading some services. I need to sign off for the evening- it is not very professional to apologize for labs that possess a bigger bark than bite. See you in the morning.

  • Out of curiosity, what ratio of homes are y’all having success with?

  • Michelle Shinghal

    I can’t log on for exacts right now because the system shuts down at 9, but I can say that most of my calls resulted in messages. I would say that 85% of the connected calls (where I talked to a voter) were extremely positive. 10% said they were happy to take the candidate’s web address and do there own research and 5% were praying for a Republican miracle.

  • Michelle Shinghal

    their- sorry

  • Stuart Richards

    …you know that you can edit your own comments as a blog author, yes? Just click that little “e” or go into WordPress and the comments section.

  • Michelle Shinghal

    no, I don’t know much about any of that. I will have to get some pointers later- I cannot even upload a photo- still.

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