Will you shepherd your attention for four whole months, keeping your eye on the prize?
Will you have genuine conversations with neighbors near and far — perhaps especially the persuadable, or those whose votes count waaaaay more than the rest of us?
Will you advocate for safe, secure, seamless, and universally accessible mail-in balloting — the single best way to fight Covid and social-network no-goodniks? [Seriously: this has to happen, and that means preparing early. Yes, it’s safe to assume that a bunch of people who are ordinarily disenfranchised might in fact vote if you made it easy. But it’s an even better bet that both Covid and the no-goodniks will be in full swing by October/November. Let’s prepare for the worst of both.]
Will you assume the outcome?
Will you approach the outcome as a final referendum on good and evil, or a definitive, unsurvivable rejection of those whose views you would vote out? [If not, how might you communicate that you’re prepared to live and work together — six feet apart and masks on, please — after November?]