Some of you know by now that I'm a campaign manager for a City-County Council race here in Indianapolis this local election cycle. You've probably also noticed that I've not been blogging as much the closer we get to election day. Last week, for example, I spent 3 days putting up over 300 yard signs for the campaign. Alex, Michael and Rebecca kept things humming along here while I was out doing all that work.
Imagine my reaction this morning when I discovered someone with the opponent's campaign is running around and putting up yard signs in front of houses that already have my candidate's sign. They either remove ours and replace it with their own or just add their sign to the yard. We've had several calls from upset constituents and donors who've somehow gained a yard sign they didn't want; we've gently encouraged them to go ahead and pull it up and tell their neighbors about it too. *grins* But who puts out a yard sign where it isn't wanted? As one caller said, "It looks like they just ran around and stuck one of their signs everywhere you had one."
Putting out all those yard signs was a lot of work and it took me away from you guys for a few days. And now some jackass is running around and messing with them? How irritated am I? Now I have to go put up more signs or go remove my opponent's sign for the resident which will mean even more time away from the blog. *sigh* Three or four would be funny, but we've well surpassed that now. Anyone ever hear of musical yard signs winning an election? Nobody told me the music stopped.