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Vanity: Over-the-top Phony Romney RoboPhone Call

Posted on 02/19/2012 2:45:24 PM PST by DJ Frisat

Sorry for the vanity post, but I'm feeling pretty insulted by a phony robocall from Mitt Romney's Michigan campaign headquarters today. Here's what happened:

I returned from an errand to discover a voice mail message, stating:

"Hi, this is Mitt Romney calling. I was calling your home to see if I could speak with you directly and ask for your vote directly, and maybe answer some of the questions that you might have for me. It appears that I've not been able to make that happen, but perhaps we'll run into each other at some point during the campaign." The message went on to speak of the importance of the election and defeating Obama, yada yada yada.

Let me get this straight: Mitt Romney is calling me, personally, to give me a few minutes to ask him questions? Yeah, right. Give me a break!

Ya know, even if Mitt were 'my guy' in this race, I'd be outraged at this transparent phoniness. He thinks we're stupid enough to believe that he singled us out for a personal phone call on a Sunday afternoon? Good God...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: campaign; robocall; romney

1 posted on 02/19/2012 2:45:28 PM PST by DJ Frisat
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To: DJ Frisat

LOL I’ll be glad when this is over and Mitty has gotten his eviction notice.

Not even the perfect Michigan trees want him.


2 posted on 02/19/2012 2:49:30 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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3 posted on 02/19/2012 2:57:14 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: DJ Frisat

I predict there will be a rush of landline-cutting after this election. We took the axe to ours seven years ago and never regretted it.


4 posted on 02/19/2012 2:57:33 PM PST by Kieri (The Conservatrarian)
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To: Kieri

The only reason I haven’t cut my landline is that I can’t get a cell signal down here in the holler.

Most winters I go out on the lake and sit there with a lawn chair to use the cell but there hasn’t been enough ice most of this winter to do it.


5 posted on 02/19/2012 3:07:43 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek

Could you put pontoons on it?


6 posted on 02/19/2012 3:11:33 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: cripplecreek

How the heck are you connected to the internet?? We just got access to DSL last October!


7 posted on 02/19/2012 3:21:36 PM PST by Kieri (The Conservatrarian)
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To: Kieri

Cable internet here.


8 posted on 02/19/2012 3:24:56 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: DJ Frisat

As much as I dislike Robney, I think this is standard fare for a phone bank of any candidate. The callers, either in the phone bank or distributed, work from the phone list. If an answering machine picks up, the live person presses a key to put the call in the queue to get a standard recording - typically from the candidate. What is a bit disingenuous is the wording perhaps, but the candidate script is written to somewhat personalize the message.


9 posted on 02/19/2012 3:35:57 PM PST by C210N
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To: DJ Frisat

I live in Michigan also and am getting ticked off at the robo calls. Only an idiot would listen to them. after the first 3 words, I hang up...they usually call at about 10 am and I am still sleeping cause with insomania, usually get to sleep about 6am.....Does anyone really listen to these machines?....


10 posted on 02/19/2012 3:41:19 PM PST by goat granny
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To: C210N

We worked Missouri during the final week of the ‘04 election, St. Louis County. Ran a phone bank with live people, volunteers, made literally thousands of calls. We used no recordings whatsoever, only neighbors talking to neighbors.

It worked well. Bush carried Missouri, and we did well across the board.


11 posted on 02/19/2012 3:46:06 PM PST by Jedidah
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To: goat granny
I want Mitt to tell me more about our happy Michigan trees and beautiful greenish brown grass.

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12 posted on 02/19/2012 3:46:50 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: DJ Frisat
I got a robocall from some Charlie Waters clown attacking Santorum. I got another robo from Mitt talking about he'll "stand up to the unions."

They are wasting their time.

13 posted on 02/19/2012 3:52:21 PM PST by Darren McCarty (Rick Santorum in the primary)
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To: C210N
"As much as I dislike Robney, I think this is standard fare for a phone bank of any candidate. The callers, either in the phone bank or distributed, work from the phone list. If an answering machine picks up, the live person presses a key to put the call in the queue to get a standard recording - typically from the candidate."

Sure, I understand that. But the candidate should be playing a generic message, not one saying 'Hey, I tried to call you so you could ask me questions!'

That's an insult to my intelligence.

14 posted on 02/19/2012 4:19:22 PM PST by DJ Frisat ((optional, printed after my name on post))
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To: cripplecreek
I wonder how many decades since he lived in this god forsaken state....long, grey cold winters. But I am surprised this winter hasn't been so bad. Haven't been snowed in once. Global warming is coming to Michigan I hope....

And those happy little accidents when one is oil painting...On my oil painting it wasn't happy or accidental. Isn't this guy the one that use to say that....It was no talent on my part....LOL

15 posted on 02/19/2012 4:26:21 PM PST by goat granny
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To: cripplecreek

Happy trees.

How DO you all do it? Trees have such wooden expressions.


16 posted on 02/19/2012 4:29:24 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: cripplecreek

Globull Warming.


17 posted on 02/19/2012 4:29:32 PM PST by Cyber Liberty ("If the past sits in judgment on the present, the future will be lost." --Winston Churchill)
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To: Kieri
I need my land line for the internet...phone service doesn't go out as much as satellite.

every snow storm or rain storm, satellite goes out for a time....I was told by my Direct TV to go outside and wipe off the snow and ice from the satellite with a soft towel to get my signal back on and it works.

finally had a service guy tell me to spray my dish with Pam. It keeps the snow and ice from sticking and last year only had to go out once to wipe it off...bad ice storm that time....the internet service is slow with land lines but reliable...unless some one hits a pole with their car. then the phone service is down and so is the computer... I have had phone calls that when I hang up, they call right back....fixed that one by throwing the phone on the bed and going to the kitchen for a cup of coffee...they quite calling back...

18 posted on 02/19/2012 4:35:54 PM PST by goat granny
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To: cripplecreek

Most winters I go out on the lake and sit there with a lawn chair to use the cell but there hasn’t been enough ice most of this winter to do it.
______________________________________

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Cold calling...


19 posted on 02/19/2012 4:41:29 PM PST by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: cripplecreek

And Morel mushrooms. It’s about that time here in TX. Best place to find them on felled, rotted elm trees in creekbeds.

Our season is about 3.4 days :)


20 posted on 02/19/2012 4:41:44 PM PST by txhurl
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To: Kieri; cripplecreek

SImilar problem here. Got a booster for cell phone through radio Shack. Now have five bars and get internet service through bluetooth on cell phone. Took a year to get it to work, but it sure beats dial up. No other service would work in these there hills.


21 posted on 02/19/2012 4:47:44 PM PST by hoosiermama (Stand with God and Sarah, the Gipper and Newt will be standing next to you.)
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To: goat granny

WD 40 works too.


22 posted on 02/19/2012 4:52:29 PM PST by hoosiermama (Stand with God and Sarah, the Gipper and Newt will be standing next to you.)
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To: DJ Frisat

Some local politicians have a setup on the robocall that it will tie you into a large live conference call with the politician if you press 1 or whatever. But I didn’t think Mitt was available for this.


23 posted on 02/19/2012 5:50:44 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: cripplecreek

He’s using something like you would paint your trim with, and with no paint.


24 posted on 02/19/2012 5:53:01 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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25 posted on 02/19/2012 6:32:21 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: hoosiermama

Would never have though of WD 40, another good idea...


26 posted on 02/19/2012 8:15:41 PM PST by goat granny
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To: Kieri

Good suggestion, Kieri.

All I get on my home phone are telemarketers.

Now on to get rid of the US post office....


27 posted on 02/19/2012 10:08:05 PM PST by Mountain Mary (Freedom is at stake in this election. Rick Santorum)
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