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Old 12-02-2012, 03:13 AM
 
Location: Georgia, on the Florida line, right above Tallahassee
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They just make me hate people.

What do you think?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rh89z78bQzo


I wondered sometimes (CONSPIRACY THEORY!) if the Democrats were doing this as some sort of reverse psychology.... call you every day asking for money, fill up your answering machine, at odd hours, etc. Think about it. It's a powerful way to make you dislike a candidate. Imagine gettting asked for money by a street bum..... no big deal. Imagine getting asked for money by a street bum, a few days a week... for weeks ... (or months.) and that bum is richer than you are. I found it irksome.

PS: It wasn't the Democrats.... was a Romney SuperPAc.

PPS: Yeah, that's 3 separate calls. I never got one from that millionare Obama. Why? I dunno. Maybe he dosn't need to beg for money. Obama has less wealth than Mitt does. This does not compute.

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Old 12-02-2012, 09:16 AM
 
Location: Texas
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I'm with you. I think robo-calls irritate folks and seldom, if ever, have the desired effect for the candidate who buys them.

They probably make millions for telemarketing firms, though.
 
Old 12-02-2012, 01:53 PM
 
Location: Yakima WA
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They work for anything both political or commercial. There is no other way so many calls could be made at once Sure most get annoyed and hang up but it's the minority who listen that makes it all worthwhile for these politicians and company's that use this method.
 
Old 12-02-2012, 03:40 PM
 
Location: Old Mother Idaho
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Robo-calls may have worked in the past, but I doubt they will continue to work in the future. As a resident of a solid red state, I, too, was bombarded with Romney robo-calls, as many as 6 a day. What with cell phones replacing land lines, the practice is on a losing slide downward. I am the last member of my family who does not own a cell phone, and I'm thinking of buying one next year. If I do, I won't be plagued by junk calls any longer.
 
Old 12-02-2012, 05:27 PM
 
Location: San Antonio Texas
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Quote:
Originally Posted by 70Ford View Post
They just make me hate people.

What do you think?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rh89z78bQzo


I wondered sometimes (CONSPIRACY THEORY!) if the Democrats were doing this as some sort of reverse psychology.... call you every day asking for money, fill up your answering machine, at odd hours, etc. Think about it. It's a powerful way to make you dislike a candidate. Imagine gettting asked for money by a street bum..... no big deal. Imagine getting asked for money by a street bum, a few days a week... for weeks ... (or months.) and that bum is richer than you are. I found it irksome.

PS: It wasn't the Democrats.... was a Romney SuperPAc.

PPS: Yeah, that's 3 separate calls. I never got one from that millionare Obama. Why? I dunno. Maybe he dosn't need to beg for money. Obama has less wealth than Mitt does. This does not compute.
I think that robocalls are a huge turnoff and just make me want to NOT vote for the person if I don't have my mind made up already. If they want my vote, a person should call me (not a machine).
 
Old 12-02-2012, 06:10 PM
 
Location: Old Bellevue, WA
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things aren't always what they seem in marketing. Everybody hates the sleazy hi pressure car salesman. So why are there so many of them? Because those are the guys making the most sales and getting the best results for their employer.
 
Old 12-02-2012, 07:08 PM
 
Location: Georgia, on the Florida line, right above Tallahassee
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You haven't bought a car in a while, I see. Like in the last 15 years.
 
Old 12-03-2012, 06:23 AM
 
Location: On the "Left Coast", somewhere in "the Land of Fruits & Nuts"
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Not that it should equally apply to politics, but most folks in marketing and statistics will tell 'ya it's all become a numbers game now, and spam and Nigerian con jobs are probably the surest proof of this (and that it works...)!
 
Old 12-03-2012, 06:57 AM
 
Location: Georgia, on the Florida line, right above Tallahassee
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IT just made me hate Mitt Romney. Seriously.... he's rich. Stop asking me for donations.

I never got one call from Obama. Either A. I'm not worthy or B. he realized I'm not an idiot who gives money to random phone calls.
 
Old 12-03-2012, 09:51 AM
 
Location: On the "Left Coast", somewhere in "the Land of Fruits & Nuts"
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By all accounts, Obama's team was very sophisticated. Dunno whether Romney's folks used it, but one thing I liked when donating to the Obama campaign, was a ''one-click'' donation feature, similar to Amazon's.... and giving a few bucks here and a few bucks there... means repeated & well-targeted requests for even just small donations can really add up!

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