Election Day: At Least the Calls Will Stop

I think it is because I live in a swing state, but I have been getting an ungodly number of phone calls urging me to vote for Barack Obama. When I got home, my answering machine was filled with 5, yes just 5, political calls. (My answering machine usually holds around 20 real person messages.) I guess they think making them whopper long will give them more impact. I’ve gotten at least 5 calls a day since I have been home, already 3 4 this morning, so it probably only took a few hours for my machine to fill up. Anyway because of all the political calls real people couldn’t leave a message for me or the person who’d been staying at my house.

I would guess about 60-70% of the calls are robo calls. Do they really think people are going to be impressed by a recorded message from Barack Obama or Joe Biden? Give me a break. I don’t have time for it. I have been listening to politicians for well over a year AND I made up my mind a long time ago. I will vote; not for my first or second choice, but at this point my only choice.

I feel sorry for the volunteers. Well-meaning people who really want to do something important to help their candidate, and succeed mainly in boring people and pissing them off.

Oye! I have voted in every presidential election since I was 18. I really do not need 100’s of reminders to vote. If you have more money than you can spend, how about contributing it towards paying the national debt!

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