August 03, 2007

GOP '08: First Contact

First a quick heads up on the home situation. Got a new fridge. It was a floor model with a couple of cosmetic issues that are invisible to the eye considering its placement in my kitchen. So I got a discount and all dairy products are doing fine.

Now to the matter at hand. Yesterday I went out to the mailbox and got my first solicitation from a Republican Presidential candidate.

Now I'm a registered Republican (recovering Ex-Donk) but I haven't given my mailing address to any declared (or undeclared) candidate as of yet. So receiving material from a candidate at this stage of the game tells me a couple of things - the biggest thing is who is the most aggressive campaign in terms of doing their homework for early outreach.

I'm assuming that the RNC is not giving out my home address so I'm wondering where they got it. I'm not bothered by it really but I'm curious. Is it a website I'm registered to? Or publication I receive? Maybe something less obvious that requires a leap of faith on the candidates part?

It could be as simple as someone going to the trouble of looking up voter registrations. In any case, it's probably a wise move.

The candidate committee in question is Team Rudy.

Anyone else receive stuff from GOP candidates, unsolicited? I'm curious.

Posted by Gary at August 3, 2007 11:45 AM | TrackBack

You have got to be kidding!!! You've never receieved unsolicited political mail before??????

Down here in FL they get it from the voter's registration people!!! Yep - they SELL it!!!! My parents are registered Dem's (voting Rep lately) and me and the mr. are the registered Reps. It's a hoot to see who gets what. And we get to see who is smart and who isn't. When both of us get a duplicate mailing as Reps or Dems, we know that guy/gal ain't so smart.

So far neither party has marketed to the other side... only a smart person could figure that one out so far. Maybe Fred will figure it out and market to the Dem's as a valid choice!!!!

Posted by: JB in Florida at August 3, 2007 08:57 PM

Well, yes. I have received unsolicited mail before. Tons of it. Mostly from local candidates.

I've just never gotten anything this early in the process before. My question was has anyone received anything unsolicited from any of the Presidential candidates yet.

I'm sure Florida is one of those states that gets targeted early, being so delegate rich.

This particular election is probably going to shatter a lot of previous campaign patterns.

Posted by: Gary at August 3, 2007 09:07 PM

We did get something two or three weeks ago from the RNC asking for money in the mr.'s name - I've been the more visible one so I laughed. They were wondering why they hadn't received our check this year. Not like we sent some to the RNC at what candidates we supported directly. So, other than that, no.

I'm sorry I misunderstood. But I will tell you that we got tons of mail the last prez election to such a level it was grotesque - at times 6-10 pieces PER DAY. I'm for Fred. Period. Even the last election period we got so much local stuff it was awful. Thank God most of them don't have my e-mail addy - and don't you dare!!!!! I'm sure they'll all be after us early and often.

Posted by: JB in Florida at August 4, 2007 09:09 PM