I just added Harvest the Vote: How Democrats Can Win Again In Rural America by: Jane Kleeb to the Recommended Reading List.  I’m late to the dance with this one which was published in January of 2020.

This is a must read for political operatives and those who allocate campaign/political resources!

Go beyond the sub-title and the real value of Kleeb’s work shines through.  Listening is the number one skill of a field operator or candidate can have.  Instead of getting into an (unproductive) confrontation find the common ground.

From a national level Kleeb espouses one of the principle I have advocated for years:  the national party needs to invest in state and local parties.

My only regret in reading this book is that it spent so long on my “book wish list”.

Pro-baby. Oh Baby!

22 years ago today I was talking to my biggest customer in Tarpon Springs, Florida when I heard the news of the attack on the Twin Towers. Today I’m retired and living in North Carolina’s Triangle Region. In 2001 the January 6th domestic coup attempt replaced 9/11 as the worst attack on America. But today I want to spend a few minutes on what potentially could be a more threatening attack on American democracy – today’s Republican party.

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