Wednesday, September 29, 2004
Steve Bainbridge reports on the most idiotic fundraising method, ever. And it’s not from the Kerry campaign.
Why is it that nearly all political fundraising mailings assume their contributors are morons?
Fake urgency, fake “polls” (of the “Do you favor a ban on assault weapons, or would you prefer to have terrorists buying AK-47s at Wal-Mart and killing your children?” ilk), phony stuff on the envelope to make it look more important (usually they just *pretend* to be registered mail!)
And as far as I can tell, it’s equally rampant on both sides of the political fence. For some reason, I’m on a lot of the lefty mailing lists too, and they use the same tactics.
The Republican registered letter stunt hit me a few years ago. I was more bemused than angry, in an it’s-so-hard-to-get-good-help way. It cost me a lunch hour and, of course, lunch.
Don’t these people expect Good Republicans to be working? I can’t imagine anyone responding well to this stunt. Why are they still doing this?
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