October 31st, 2010

Loud & Proud: Show Your Support Monday

by Philip Baruth

Wouldn’t it be great if we’d thought out a way to get everyone out there who supports this campaign an attractive lapel sticker to wear the day prior to the election? Uh, we did. We’ll have a sticky note on every copy of the Burlington Free Press tomorrow, anywhere in the County, and the truth is that if you peel those things off, they’re still sticky.

So here’s the thing: if you peel off the sticker from the first Free Press you encounter tomorrow, whether it’s in the coffee shop or the gas station or in the privacy of your own home, you can slap it on your coat lapel, and it’ll probably be good through half the day tomorrow.

Think of it this way. If we get 10 people to wear these in a town the size of Richmond, that’ll make an impact on the day before the Election, not huge but measurable. If we get 50 people in Burlington, same deal. If you’re the sort of person who shies away from lawn signs or stickers until the deal is actually going down, we’re there.

The deal is going down, and tomorrow is the last full day to convince the undecided.

Seeing us on your lapel goes a long way toward convincing your friends that we’re worth actually taking a flyer on. So if you can wear the sticky, or find a public place to stick it, God love you, as Joe Biden’s Mom liked to say.