I just got an e-mail recruiting for volunteers for the Giuliani campaign: Hi,
My name is Krista Powers. I am the regional field representative for the Giuliani campaign responsible for Los Angeles. I am writing to offer you the opportunity to work with the campaign. The California primary will be held on February 5th, 2008! Please contact me if you would like more information on ways you can get involved.
I sent the following reply: Hi Krista,
I'd really love to help you out, but I have some concerns:
1. I don't live anywhere near Los Angeles.
2. There's virtually zero chance that I'd sign up for anything that would put me on a list of people with conservative leanings.
3. I don't plan on voting for Giuliani, though I wish him success in any of his non-presidential endeavors.
4. I get a little surly when people send mass e-mails to more than 300 random people and leave all of the addresses out in the open. How long do you think it'll be before one of those people hits 'Reply to All'?
If it's any small consolation, your candidate is one of the very few in the GOP camp that I don't think would cause me to bang my head against a brick wall for four years. Of course, if that is the sole criterion by which candidates are judged, we're in pretty rough shape.
Good luck in the primaries (but, you know, not afterward).