Phil "Mr. Sharework" Hyde, in order to run against Ted "Mr. Makework" Kennedy on a platform of Timesizing, Not Downsizing, turns in his stack of 541 nomination papers from 60 different Massachusetts towns and cities at the state Elections Division on the 17th floor of the McCormack Building on Beacon Hill, high above downtown Boston, at 11 am on August 24, 2000.

To get these 14,000-plus validated signatures, Phil must have met in person over 40,000 Americans in the millennial year. His goal was 80 signatures a day for six months, but his signatures held up so well, he only needed 5 1/2 months and a total of 14,000-odd signatures, while other candidates needed 20 or 30 thousand.

Phil's secret? Go for quality, not quantity. Start with the odd but quick question, "Can I get a signature to run for Senate?" - move on quickly if you get any version of 'no' for an answer - but if they sign for you and you can't read their signature and/or address, (take the clipboard back from them and) ask them to spell it and YOU(!!!) PRINT IT above their illegibility. Worked for me!

For more details about the Timesizing.com Party's economic program, our laypersons’ handbook Timesizing, Not Downsizing is available at the Harvard Square Coop (3rd floor), Cambridge, Mass. or from *Amazon.com online.

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