time for you to have "the talk"

Dear Chris,
If your family isn't already supporting Barack, it's time for you to have "The Talk."
With so many rumors and misperceptions out there, it's incredibly imporant that you sit down with parents or other family members. Tell them who Barack is, what he stands for, and why you're supporting him.
You may be the only person who can convince them.
But it can be difficult to bring up the subject, so here are a few tips:
  • Send an email. You can scroll down for some talking points, but feel free to add your personal touch.
  • Breaking the ice can be hard. Start by asking if they saw the debate on Tuesday and what they thought about it.
  • Have some information handy. We have one-page summaries of Barack's positions on various issues. Look for the issues you know are important to your family.
  • Share Barack's speech from the Democratic National Convention or Meet Barack, a video about who Barack Obama is, where he comes from, and what his values are.
For more resources, and to share your story about talking to family members, go to:

There are only 25 days until Election Day. So have The Talk, and do it soon. Then tell us how it went, and what advice you would offer fellow supporters.
Thanks for all that you're doing,

Obama for America


So I'm getting daily e-mails from both campaigns.  I guess it makes sense.  I don't see TV ads cause I don't have a TV, so this is another way to make sure that I can barely come up for air.  I'm a political junkie, and even I want a break now.

I have some strong thoughts on some of the accusations being thrown around recently ("new kind of politics" is like a funny joke that is sorta sad when you realize you had actually hoped for it).

But for now, I found this e-mail from the Obama campaign worth a smile.  It could be taken as maniputalive, but it doesn't bother me too much, because it's so dead-on.  Obama has a massive lead with 20-somethings who tend to have politically conservative parent.  Like me, for instance. :-)  Anyway, at the website, you can even watch encouraging videos from other people who had the talk, and are still alive to tell (which is a little odd because at least one of the girls featured is 13 and has braces).

To make the comparison to training in Christian evangelism should be pretty obvious, but I'll mention it just in case...