Well, actually I got word a few days ago but the elections got in the way. My wife, Leslie, and I spent the last two weeks going door to door, urging residents to vote. We knocked on more than 400 homes. It was quite the experience. I found out, much to my dismay, that when the door opened and out popped an older white male, the response was usually the same: Not interested. A few slammed the door. One blurted out: "Are you kidding me?"
Maybe it had to do with the Obama for President door-hangers we were handing out. I have to admit the Latinos we met were very cordial, pleasant and highly motivated to support the president. Republicans have underestimated this energized part of the electorate. And Obama did his part by signing through executive order parts of the DREAM Act that allows immigrants, who were brought here as kids, a chance to improve their lives without threat of deportation.
Anyway, the doorbelling was hard work but very gratifying to see so many people, who clearly make up the 47 percent that Romney dismissed as too poor to act for themselves, so excited about the elections. It gives you hope.