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“Darling, there’s a politician to see you”. Doorstep campaigning for this year’s general election. If your doorbell rings between now and September, it may not be who you think it is. The local politicians have learnt from the successes of Obama’s campaign, and are on their way to see YOU – providing anyone in your household is eligible to vote, that is. “Instead of just putting the brochure in the post, it actually costs very little to ring the doorbell and say ‘here is the Liberal Socialists' (Venstre) main brochure. Do you have any questions about anything?’” Helge Solum Larsen, their representative who is leading their campaign in Rogaland told NRK. Not Norwegian

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“Darling, there’s a politician to see you”

Published on Thursday, 23rd April, 2009 at 23:40 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

Doorstep campaigning for this year’s general election.

Businessman ringing doorbell
Businessman ringing doorbell
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If your doorbell rings between now and September, it may not be who you think it is. The local politicians have learnt from the successes of Obama’s campaign, and are on their way to see YOU – providing anyone in your household is eligible to vote, that is.

“Instead of just putting the brochure in the post, it actually costs very little to ring the doorbell and say ‘here is the Liberal Socialists' (Venstre) main brochure. Do you have any questions about anything?’” Helge Solum Larsen, their representative who is leading their campaign in Rogaland told NRK.

Not Norwegian

Erlend Jordal from the Conservative party (Høyre) says that this tradition is far more usual in the States than here.

And Frank Aarebrot, professor in political science at Bergen University agrees.

“Norwegians hate knocking on strangers’ doors and discussing politics with them; it’s something to do with our culture” he says.

At least you can leave your wallet and religious convictions where they are, and not have to proffer you children to be kissed.



Published on Thursday, 23rd April, 2009 at 23:40 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

This post has the following tags: politicians, general, election, ring, obama, yes, we, can.





  
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