No More Political Phone Calls, Please!

I don’t know about you, but in these last few days leading up to the election, we have been inundated with political phone calls.  It seems like I just settle down to a task when the phone rings and I have to drop everything to see if it is a call that I really need to take.  Hey, when you have a parent who is 99-years-old and grown children as far away as Texas, you never know when there might be an emergency.

It always amazes me that organizations, including national political parties, think that they can influence our votes by making these calls.  Are there truly people who decide how to vote based on  what these groups tell them over the phone?  Call me crazy but I prefer to make up my own mind instead of having someone tell me what I should think or do.  If anything, I tend to want to dig in my heels and do just the opposite of what people are urging me to do if I’m feeling like I’m being pressured (salesmen, take heed!).

It’s also aggravating that these political calls are coming at all hours of the day and night.  My goodness, don’t political volunteers have anything better to do?  In my opinion, it would be much more effective if these “cold callers” would just go out among their friends and neighbors and IN THE COURSE OF THEIR DAILY ACTIVITIES gently remind them to vote on November 6th.  If they want to say who they are voting for, fine.  It might make a difference.  Sometimes the personal endorsement of someone you trust can make a world of difference.  The endorsement of folks you don’t know who call you up out of the blue?  Not so much!

Oh, excuse me…I had to get up for a minute to go check on YET ANOTHER phone call.  Grrrrr!  Election Day can’t get here soon enough!

  • You won’t believe this one! I got a political call from Idaho a couple nights ago! The person wanted to know if they could get my opinion and I said I lived in British Columbia, Canada and didn’t have an opinion. There was silence on the other end of the line. 🙂 The last time I voted it was out of Idaho, and somehow that information made its way to them, which is pretty disconcerting given the only person who had it was the electoral officer.

    • booklassie

      Wow, they are REALLY trying to get out the vote! The other day we came home and had calls from Clint Eastwood, the actor, Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum (a Pennsylvania politician, AND Mitt Romney, who called my hubby by his first name). Gee, we are SUCH celebrities!

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