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  •  Please please please (2+ / 0-)
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    sherlyle, TomP

    LEAVE PEOPLE ALONE for the next week. I mean it. You'll turn people off faster than ANYTHING if you're calling them, knocking on doors, etc. now. Or even the first couple days after Christmas. Hell, wait until Jan. 2 (yes, I know when the caucuses are).

    Stuff in the mail? Fine. Standing in the mall (or on the corner) handing out flyers and wishing everybody Merry Christmas? Fine.

    Anything else? Not fine. ESPECIALLY no robocalls.

    I don't live in Iowa, but I know that I would be totally turned off a candidate if they were bothering me NOW, and even more so if it was Christmas Eve or Christmas day, or even New Years eve or day.

    As a matter of fact, just to make SURE that people know, you should be proactive and put out a release that the campaign will NOT under any circumstances do ANY advertising, canvassing, polling, or calling for the next week.

    I'd even go so far as to do a TV ad stating that, and ending with 'have a blessed and happy holiday season'

    And fire anybody associated with the campaign who broke that promise.

    Because you KNOW the Rs are going to be doing robocalling Christmas eve/day/ect. and SAYING it's from whoever they're trying to discredit.

    So get out in front of it RIGHT NOW.

    •  Robocalls don't work, (8+ / 0-)

      but, real calls from real people are fine.  And, in a well-run campaign, people aren't contacted more than once, because you mark those people off and move on to another area of town.

      If real calls are being made, there can be an exchange of information.  The campaign can find out that robocalls pretending to be from Edwards campaign are being made.  When robocalls go out, it's usually the Rethugs trying to make their opponents look bad.

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