Posted on January 17, 2012
A Minnetonka voter emailed Joe the following question:
I noticed some of my conservative neighbors with your sign in their yard. This is odd as you are an admitted progressive. I’m just curious how honest you are with people going door to door. I shouldn’t assume deceit, but it is rather odd.
I would just ask, regardless of which side your “strong values” fall on, that if elected you help protect the liberties of the Minnetonka residents in regards to their property. The city council from the day we moved here has failed tremendously in this regard.
We absolutely need our candidates to be honest with folks while doorknocking and engaging in all types of campaigning. Here’s how Joe responded:
Thanks for getting in touch. My pitch at the door is pretty simple: My name is Joe Bodell, and here’s why I’m running: to start fixing the demographic crunch, and to help keep our neighborhoods and small businesses strong. The rest of the stuff that defines us as progressive, conservative, liberal, libertarian…at the local level, a lot of it is just noise. Ultimately we all have the same values — family, hard work, opportunity — and at the local level we really can come together to work on them as a team, regardless of our national/state leanings. Great to hear that the lawn signs are visible!
Are you referring to liberties in terms of eminent domain, and issues like it? I would love to hear what you think.
Let us know what you think!