Campaigning is a tough process, especially if you have no idea what you’re getting yourself into. There are so many new things you will see and many thoughts you will have throughout the process. For those of you that have successful completed a campaign internship or job, you can definitely relate to the thoughts I had when I hit the campaign trail.

1) Maybe if I sound really good in my interview, I won’t have to walk. Maybe.

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2) Can I get a promotion yet?

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3) Five hours of walking at a time?!

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4) This weather sucks. It may be 70 degrees with a slight breeze, but it sucks.

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5) Okay. I can do this. Everyone is going to vote for my candidate when I’m done with them.

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6) Nevermind. Just got a door slammed in my face.

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7) The next person is an 81-year-old staunch Democrat. Yay.

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8) Okay, this is actually very discouraging.

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9) No, sir, I don’t know if my candidate for is voting for Hillary or Trump.

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10) Maybe I should try a different technique…

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11) Oh my gosh, it actually worked.

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12) I’m basically number one in the state now, just got seven surveys in a row.

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13) Just kidding. But at least it’s a little less discouraging than it was an hour ago.

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14) I will never turn away someone who comes to my door for a campaign, because this is brutal.

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15) Do people really just vote based on political affiliation?

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16) Wow, that was an amazing conversation.

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17) Yes, I’d love to go inside to drink tea and eat cookies with you, but it’s against the rules.

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18) OH MY GOSH A *insert any animal here*!

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19) Do people actually volunteer to walk?

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20) I’m meeting so many great people.

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21) My next shift should already be here and never come all at the same time.

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Amy G
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Amy can't wait for the day when she has a big house in Texas, 7 well-dressed kids, 3 dogs, her high school sweetheart as her husband, and a job that allows her to write to her heart's content, wear Lilly and accessorize with Kate. Sophomore at SEMO with a double major and double minor.

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