I hope you're right. I just made about 100 calls for the local GOP, and I don't think people are really receptive to the phone calls anymore. Everyone has gotten literally 50 calls over the past 3 months. I am in PA 6, where we have Santorum and Gerlach fighting to stay in office, so it's ground zero for phone calls. One man I talked to said that he just got a recorded call not 30 seconds before I called. Frankly I think the barrage of calls are pissing people off.
Make that 51 calls, John McCain just called me as I was typing this. Sigh. Oh well, back to headquarters to make more phone calls.
A personal call is better than an automated call, and a personal call from someone you know is better yet.
I can't imagine that an automated call would change anyone's mind, but then I'm not a political pro.
The GOP is relying too much on phoning so that it can reach huge numbers of voters. They seem to have forgotten about the importance of QUALITY of contact. More emphasis should have been placed on precinct-walking. The idea of making multiple calls to the same voter is ill-advised. (And autodials -- recorded calls or "robocalls" -- are way overused.) As so often, the "professionals" don't look at it from the standpoint of the average Joe -- or the average volunteer.
There should be one call to each low and medium propensity voter about absentee voting, then, at the end, one call explaining where his/her polling place is located and its hours.
I get at least call a day. Been going on for weeks? They really annoy me, though it is Dems calling me.