On top of all the messages on my voice mail asking me to vote for Gael.... My phone was ringing off the hook tonight... 10 times from a number in the 720 area code. Every time I would answer... Hang up. Finally someone responded on the last call and it was a person reading a script asking me to vote for Garl. Any one else experiencing this craziness?
Calls for Gael Tarleton(15 posts)
Not to such an extent, but the venomous voicemails are not endearing me to anyone. They are angry through and through - not what I look for in an elected official.
Makes me more glad I voted for Noel.
I did, I went off really good on the person and haven't been called since.
Yeah, "J2" 720...something. They called several times tonight. When I finally answered it was a person talking non-stop for GT. I hung up. I haven't filled out my ballot yet so she better cut it out.
I talked to someone that actually didn't vote for her specifically because of it. Wow, good marketing.
those calls were driving me mad as well.
remarkably, Noel has been just as aggressive with her marketing in a different form.
I've gotten at least one piece of mail from her campaign every day this week. pretty sure she sent me two yesterday!
still annoying, but quieter anyway.
I got non-stop calls from J2 - 720... last night all the way to 9:00pm. It was unbelievably annoying.
Gael did not get my vote.
She knocked on our door the other night. She seemed nice, but we haven't gotten loads of phone calls from her like everyone else. I usually handle sales calls by talking the caller's ear off, telling a few jokes, etc.
We haven't gotten calls, but I'm on her email list. We've found that it cuts down on calls and mail substantially if you vote early. The fact that you voted is public record, so most campaigns will check the lists of returned ballots every few days and turn their attention elsewhere. You do lose the opportunity to change your mind later, though. Returning a ballot (even a blank one) in every election also cuts down on the number of "Did you remember to vote?" calls. They figure that if you vote every time, they don't need to remind you.
The incessant robocalls from Barbara Streisand and others made me vote for Nader in 2000. In my defense, Gore was winning Florida at the time.
JJ you cracked me up.
Being one of the people that make calls for the Obama campaign and also one who gets robocalls constantly (how did they get my cell number?) I agree many are annoying.
I don't think it is a bad thing to do, obviously or I wouldn't do it, it's just the way it is done that I may take issue with.
If there is a person on the other end that can pleasantly and QUICKLY tell me who they are and what they want and then pause so I can either politely get off of the phone or ask any questions I might have about the candidate that is fine. I just thank them for the work they're doing to get the vote out.
What drives me nuts are the robos or the ones that start talking and won't stop in a frantic effort to get all their info out.
I've been lucky with the calls but my phone is generally off/on silent anyway due to my odd work/sleep schedule.
We're blunt with people who come to the door. No discussion, we might even agree with the cause but we don't agree with disturbing someone who doesn't want to be disturbed. I am probably ruder than MrT about it. He'll continue the "no, I don't want to discuss this" conversation for longer than me, I just say "I'm closing the door now, goodbye".
What I despise are the fliers left on our door that list who I should vote for. Generally, of course, they're straight party and, oddly enough, the Democrats have been the only ones who haven't read the "no soliciting" sign and left stuff. I contacted to let them know I already voted, I can make up my own mind, and am actually offended by anyone telling me who to vote for. I don't vote straight party either - I vote by candidate.
The worst thing about elections though, the VERY worst thing are those commercials with "real" people talking. The ones where a husband and wife are discussing a candidate and then decide "wow, I'm voting for xxxx". I hated the Video Only radio ads and equally despise the political ones.
just looked at the Myballard homepage for the first time in a while and I see that poor Gael was actually the victim of some fraudent (anti?)supporters.
did some economist actually figure out that 10% of robocall recipients vote for a candidate, but if you call over 5 times, 12% will vote for the opposition?
Wow, that is pretty stinky. And until it's proven otherwise I'd prefer to believe that it wasn't her doing.
I got more robo calls from her last night. Argh!! Right during dinner.
Another interesting story on robo calls .. fwiw
ST. PETERSBURG — Pinellas elections officials now say that 12,525 people were wrongly telephoned this morning with a message that they had until 7 p.m. "tomorrow" to turn in their absentee ballots.
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