Personal Reflection: My Experience At The Democratic Party

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I have worked for the Democratic party in Wisconsin. I have divided my ten hours in three different dates. The first time was on the 18th of September, when I did canvassing. I went with a more experienced member of the volunteers, which was nice. It was my first time and it made me more comfortable not being alone because I simply did not know what to say and I am also not that comfortable talking to people. So that was definitely good for me. He picked me up and we went there together. First we did a couple of houses together, where he would talk and I would stand there knot with my head a bit and listen to what you can say. After the conversation (or no conversation) I would write down the information about who the person supported and if …show more content…
I have to say it was a weird experience in the beginning, but after a couple of houses I got more into it and got more comfortable talking to the people and talking about the candidates and the platform. I had some interesting conversations as well, with people who did not want to talk politics, but certainly did want to talk, which was something I did not expect. Actually having a conversation about school or my home country. Later on we split up, to cover more ground and I did some houses on my own. That also went very well, apart from one person, who turned out to be a Republican. Nothing special happened, but I was just very surprised, because I thought all the people would be potential Democrats, but this person immediately said: “I am a Republican, I will vote all Republican and I have done that all my life.” So I chose to politely thank him for his time and wish him a good day and after that it was all fine. Shortly after that we went home and my first experience as a canvasser was …show more content…
The paper first state all the reasons Clinton should have won: more tv ads, a larger field game, she won all the debates, and Trump spent the final weeks defending himself because of a video where he bragged about sexually assaulting women. However, it states one important difference and that is this “But only the Trump campaign had a candidate who had struck a nerve.” Zeke J. Miller et al., “How He Won.,” Article, Time 188, no. 21 (November 21, 2016), https://ezproxy.uwgb.edu:2443/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&AuthType=ip,uid&db=ulh&AN=119374037&site=ehost-live&scope=site. The Trump campaign voiced the idea that so many people had throughout the United States, there needs to be change. Bernie Sanders had already shown that this feeling was there in the Democratic Party, by almost grabbing away the election from Hillary Clinton, but Donald Trump fully tapped into this feeling at the Republican side. It also helped that on the other side there was a candidate who people thought of as the same old and as a Washington insider. The voters were looking for change and something new and the candidate who had been around in the political arena for three decades did not support that idea Philip Elliott, Sam Frizell, and Charlotte Alter, “How She Lost.,” Article, Time 188, no. 21 (November 21, 2016),

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