Clueless in Chicago
On Sunday, I posted about Senator Obama's speech to AIPAC and my attempts to give the campaign some feedback. Yesterday, I received not a reply to my comments, but a fundraising e-mail. An e-mail that seemed somewhat at odds with the Senator's speech to AIPAC, as I noted in the second post.
We're now on to post #3, because tonight I received yet ANOTHER e-mail, this one ostensibly from David Plouffe, apparently Senator Obama's Campaign Manager. This e-mail was -- if you can believe it -- a forward of yesterday's e-mail with a new note at the top. It said, in part:
I just wanted to follow up with you on Barack's note below.
Something unique happened yesterday: more than 5,000 people participated in our new donor drive in the first 24 hours.
But more important than the numbers themselves is the way people got involved.
Tell me, David: how did they get involved? Probably not by contacting the campaign about an issue of importance to them and seeking clarification on the Senator's views. I can say that from personal experience.
Meanwhile: how is that the Obama Campaign can figure out that they should forward me an e-mail they already sent me (to which I clearly did not respond), but they can't figure out how to respond to a call I placed to the campaign ... and a message I sent through the campaign's web site ... and first one, and then two, rather public messages on the web?
Ok, I'm done. Let's just hope it's out of my system.