Personal contact with candidate-
We had Latin Fest this past weekend. 40k average attendance. I saw five Gabby supporters. Eating lunch. The only attempt to influence or inform voters was to continually try to sneak those glossy Gabrieli cards onto our literature table. Deval had signs, 30-40 supporters and 20-30 more from Neighbor to Neighbor, literature in Spanish, English, and Portuguese, voter registrations and primary awareness. Later, he came and spoke to the crowd on hand in English and Spanish. He was the only gov. candidate who came. Obviously I was there as a DP supporter, but I would have been there either way.
Personal contact with supporters-
DP supporters have canvassed my neighborhood twice talking to people personally. Gabby? Well, yesterday night I walked out of my apartment to find a glossy card on my doorstep. No one knocked or rang any doorbells, I would have known if they did. Also, there’s nine people living in five apartments in my building. There was only one card left. I walked up my street later, and saw the same thing building after building. See candidate contact for the only other time I have seen CG people in my city. Reilly? Totally invisible. No knocks, no lit on the doorstep. Never seen his people except for my occasional run-in with my Senator, Harriette Chandler.
Patrick? I’ve seen both commercials a few times. About what I would expect for the buy and the limited time it’s been going. Gabby? EVERYWHERE. Hands down, Gabrieli is the candidate I have seen the most. No surprise here. Reilly? Quite a bit, although not Gabby level.
I only have a cell and I don’t list my number on my voter reg, so I’ve gotten no candidate calls.
Patrick? Supporter mail. Doesn’t really count. Gabby? Lots and lots. Reilly? Nothing. Not one single mailing.
Obviously your milage may vary, but…My point? Which of these techniques will be most effective at actually getting people to VOTE? I’ve rated mine roughly by how I listed them in this post. What do you think?