That encounter was certainly better (but less entertaining) than the person who first told me to get off his property and then threatened to send his dogs after me if I didn’t leave his neighborhood. He continued to yell at me as I completed the other side of the street and returned to my car.
The Fodi example is one where we can disagree without hating each other. I might add, although Fodi and I did not have any discussion, I have had many pleasant and extended discussions with Republicans as well as Tea Party people as I met them doing doors. In fact, some said they would vote for me.
Unfortunately, the second example shows just how successful the current administration and its out-of-state big money friends are at using voter anger to divide us. People do have the right to be angry; they just are angry at the wrong people.
I’d say that of the people I’ve run into doing doors in Oconomowoc, who say they know Joel Kleefisch personally, about ½ like him while the other ½ seems to want to express a strong dislike for him. Clearly, he is one who divides. I want to unite us and am very encouraged by the positive discussions mentioned above.