Tip O’Neil is famous for the phrase, “All Politics is Local!” He wrote a book with the same title, and in it he tells the story of why asking people for their vote is so important.
In the story, he tells of his first campaign where one of his neighbors, Mrs. Elizabeth O’Brien, stopped him and said “Tom, I’m going to vote for you tomorrow even though you didn’t ask me to.”
He was stunned and said, “I’ve lived across the street from you for eighteen years. I cut your grass in the summer, I shovel your walk in the winter. I haul out your ashes. I didn’t think I had to ask for your vote.”
“Tom, let me tell you something: People like to be asked.”
So I think we’d be remiss if we didn’t email our supporters today and ask you for your vote today for our candidates.
We’ve worked very hard this campaign season to put good candidates in place and letting people know that voting third party is the right thing to do. We’ve worked hard at getting earned media, shining in debates, canvassing neighborhoods, raising money, and putting out ads.
It would be a shame if we forgot to actually ask you to vote for Libertarians in the process.
Please go to LPIN.org/candidates and look up those in your districts. For statewide races, please visit Rebecca Sink-Burris’ (US Senate) website here and Mike Wherry’s (Secretary of State) website here.
Thank you for your amazing support in 2010,
Executive Director of the Libertarian Party of Indiana