Skip to comments.Do Get Out the Vote Calls for Romney in the Swing States from the Comfort of Your Own Home
Posted on 10/16/2012 10:37:37 AM PDT by MissesBush
Get out the vote is one of the most important things a campaign does to win an election. It's actually going to be more important in a lot of ways in the presidential race than convincing the few undecided voters still out there to come Romney's way.
You can help with Romney's get out the vote effort by going to his website and signing up to make get out the vote calls into the swing states using your free cell long distance. They provide the numbers, the names of the voters and a script, currently focused on getting people to do early voting but which will change in a couple weeks to encouraging Republicans to get out and vote. This is a great way to contribute to ending Obama's Reign of Error, especially if you can't afford to make a campaign donation. Instead, you can donate a little time.
All you need to do to sign up is go to Romney's website http://www.mittromney.com. Then under "In Your Community" click on "Make calls." You'll then go through a quick, one time registration process. Once registered, click on "Begin calling" near the top. It tends to assign you calls to the nearest swing state. For instance I'm in California and it defaulted me to calling Nevada. But you can switch to calling Ohio or any other state under "Begin calling" and then clicking on "My account." Then under "Assigned project" just click on whichever state you wish to call. I recommend Ohio. But certainly Virginia, Florida, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Colorado and Nevada are good picks as well.
Then once you click "Begin calls" you enter your cell numebrs and the compute will bring up the name and number of the person you're to call. You just let the computer do the dialing for you! You don't need to dial each time and you don't need to disconnect your phone until your done calling for the day! It couldn't be easier.
The calls are quick, easy and most people are glad to hear from you. Making these calls WILL make a difference in which side wins and which side loses. Get out the vote can make the difference between a close election and a blow out election. Please just take a few minutes a day to make these calls! Thanks!
Romney can do his own calling.
This is for those who are interested in being rid of Obama. You’re not. That’s fine. The rest of us will take care of it.
In debate Romney should say:
When Obama said he created 5 million jobs say Yes 5 million jobs created in China , zero in the U.S.A
Also when Obama talks about Romney's 5 trillion $ tax cut sayYou're confused, that's the federal debt that you burdened Americans with which is greater than all 11 previous presidents combined. but you say Bush put you in the hole, no its you who put America in a crater
Go to Topix:
At Topix you have access to thousands of forums/blogs in battleground states.
(At Topix you dont have to sign in or register or give out an email address)
Refer them to:
The best Obama exposure site on the net:
The Obama File
(I guarantee the clever graphics, layout of The Obama File will grab their attention)
The United States Library of Congress has selectedTheObamaFile.com for inclusion in its historic collectionof Internet materials
Just a few of the pages:
You can reach thousands of the uninformed!
Also, most blogs, news articles that FR refers to have a place for comments. Refer them to The Obama File.
In most you dont have to register or give out an email- just sign in using your facebook account.
You could walk all day and knock on 100 doors, make 100s of calls- talk yourself blue in the face, and still not get across as much information or reach as many uneducated as you can by referring The Obama File on forum/blogs.
If we all just spent 30 minutes or an hour a day doing this, think how many we could reach!!
I love the comment on the debt. That would be a killer. And the 5 million jobs number is bunk. Obama’s own Labor Dept. says the NET job creation number on Obama’s watch is 125,000—though that was before the last anemic jobs report of 114,000. Even adding those in, Obama’s created about as many jobs as president as Romney did in the private sector with at least 100,000 created through Bain, 88,000 created at Staples and many thousands more created by Romney’s other business enterprises. Obama may be the first president in modern history whose challenger created more jobs as a private citizen than the incumbent did while president!
Also, thanks for your help on this effort.
Good suggestion! But unless we get them out to vote, having all the information in the world won’t matter in terms of the election. I think doing both of these things will make an outstanding contribution to ridding us of the scourge of Obamaism. Thanks for letting us know about this other resource!
look at my graph and you will see the constant decline in the number of adults working all throughout Obama’s term. but the media says unemployment is improving. what a lie.
What was the report Senate Republicans issued yesterday, that for every 1 person who found a job on Obama’s watch 10 dropped out of the workforce? I hope Romney uses that one tonight.
If they read ‘The Obama File’ it should get them mad enough to get out and vote. Most don’t have a clue as to his history and just what he has done.
(the site gets almost 2,000 hits per day)
What a massive scandal that our so-called news media won’t report at least some of the information there. I’m sure some of it isn’t credible, but I’m sure a lot of it is. Even if half of it is true, it’s still paints a horrofying picture of the creep we’ve allowed to sully the White House. You can bet if even one of those stories was about a Republican president, the media wouldn’t let go of it for a year. The media’s corruption is near total.
“The calls are quick, easy and most people are glad to hear from you.”
As I have posted before every time this garbage comes up, I had to threaten the local republicans to stop these damned calls.
Yeah, some moron, calling my home with political crappola is a sure way to get my vote. NOT!
Even being on the Do Not Call List, I am getting an average of 15 calls a day and I do not enjoy the interruption as more often then not I am not near the phone.
These are registered Republican voters who are glad to hear someone is out there trying to get their guy elected. It's a call to remind them to vote, not trying to sell them telephone service or magazines. When people put themselves on do not call lists, they're doing it with telemarketers in mind, not people volunteering for a campaign because they care about the nation. I think there's a wide difference in attitude between those two types of calls. I'm sure the amount of these kinds of calls can get a little annoying, but why not be glad there are people willing to put in the time, without pay, to elect conservatives and to make the country a better place instead of getting angry at them?
By the way, why would you call fellow conservatives who are only wanting to get the right people elected “morons?”
By the way, why would you call fellow conservatives who are only wanting to get the right people elected “morons?”
A LOT of MISCHIEF could be done by Obama supporters POSING as Romney supporters nd do a HORRIBLE job on the phone!!
Since it’s calling Republican voters, they’d likely be hung up on instantly. Let them waste valuable time they could be using to help their guy.
“By the way, why would you call fellow conservatives who are only wanting to get the right people elected morons?”
The DO NOT CALL list was designed to stop unwanted calls and for some reason the political morons of the world think they are above the rest of us and write themselves an exception to the law. You may be fine with politicians excluding themselves from the laws they impose on us but I am not and I am sure many REAL Conservatives don’t like it either.
Millions of us have spoken that we do NOT WANT unsolicited phone calls by taking the time to sign up on the DO NOT CALL LIST and only political MORONS and sleazy scam peddling telemarketers would ignore that.
So if you choose to ignore the will of the people who took the time to tell you we do not want these calls then.... have a nice day!
Political calls are generally exempt from the do-not-call list. You apparently know this. You may be right that politicians should not be excluded from this or that subscribers to the list should be able to indicate their preference. Non-profits are also excluded, not just politicians.
If you do not want to receive these type of calls, your current options are to let calls go to voice mail (or unanswered if no voice mail) for calls from unrecognized numbers (there are ways to automate this), answer and end the call as you see fit, or do not use a phone. Sorry. That’s the way it is. You can petition for changes to the system, but we have to use the system as it stands today.
Romney SHOULD use phone banks to get out the vote. He IS AND SHOULD BE calling without regard to someone being on the do-not-call-list because that list is not intended to indicate whether someone is willing to receive calls from political and non-profit organizations.
“Romney SHOULD use phone banks to get out the vote. He IS AND SHOULD BE calling without regard to someone being on the do-not-call-list because that list is not intended to indicate whether someone is willing to receive calls from political and non-profit organizations.”
I would respectfully disagree because I highly doubt anyone with a functioning brain would be positively swayed by an unknown person interrupting them and suggesting they vote for XYZ.
If someone called you to vote for Marxist Obama would it change your mind? I don’t think so.
There should be NO exclusions except for a reverse 911 call system.
Those of us who took the time to register on the DNC list obviously do not like unknown people calling their homes.
I do a lot of computer programming and it is very irritating to have my mind buried in a few thousand lines of code then some twit, who ignores my DNC wishes, calls. The interruptions at dinner set my blood boiling. Just “Who TF” do these people think they are?
Like you I joined the do not call list. I generally do not like to receive unsolicited calls including political ones. But politics is not what the do-not-call is for. It might be nice to have that option, but that is not what joining tells people.
I might go along with the idea that it would be worthwhile to scrub call lists from most of these numbers because they will be less productive. But even then I think the question is whether calling them does more harm than good. My opinion is if you call everyone else and still have resources to call these too, you will likely still gain more support than you lose by calling.
My personal solution to unwanted calls is to generally let unrecognized callers go to voice mail. Many of these are mis-dialed calls which the dnl does not prevent either. If someone is particularly tedious I might use the ultimate punishment for someone paid for calling and simply answer in a friendly voice and ask can they hold on for little while and then never come back (so they waste time calling and lose money). I have done this on rare occasions.
Like you I also code. I have written some interactive-voice-response routines to route some of my call traffic. When I find the time I plan to set up a type of white list and caller authentication system that will screen unwanted calls more thoroughly.
The bottom line though is that if you have a phone there are generally going to be times you have to deal with unwanted calls whether it is like these or even just friends, family, customers, etc. calling at inopportune times. To me it is only realistic to accept it and manage my calls accordingly.
Sales and political calls are mostly numbers games. These may very rarely allow someone to persuade someone else to change their vote. What they are more likely to accomplish is remind people of a deadline to register or get someone to early vote who might otherwise be at risk of not voting due to a work schedule or travel issue. People also sometimes miss voting due to getting sick or having some other major issue keep them from voting or registering in time. Only a small percentage of calls may translate into additional votes, but those few extras may be enough to change the outcome in some cases.
Anyone who does these calls should have a thick skin and be willing to politely and meekly apologize to anyone offended or caught at a bad time. It is also an opportunity to correct wrong impressions in some cases.
FYI. I just stumbled on that the FTC is offering a $50,000 prize for the best solution to stopping calls that violate the do not call list laws:
Wouldn’t mind collaborating with a like-minded fellow coder on a project like this.
“FYI. I just stumbled on that the FTC is offering a $50,000 prize for the best solution to stopping calls that violate the do not call list laws:”
1) Prohibit non-residential phones from suppressing their caller ID. Significant fines for any phone company which allows this. A call volume trip point could be set for even residential phones say for example 50 or more calls a day eliminates the residential exemption to number suppression. I am seeing approx 50% of offending callers suppressing their number.
2) Develop a manual push button code sequence like *-1-1-1 which could be detected when an unwanted telemarketing call on a DNC listed phone is received to immediately put that number on notice with the FTC.
3) I was looking at programming a micro which contained my list of allowed numbers and all others would suppress the phone ring then send the caller to VM or, if an out of state area code, generate the tone sequence for an out of service line would be automatically generated. Some of these call centers automatically delete a number if they receive that tone sequence.
4) A no charge website which lists the phone co, owner of violating phone number, full address should be mandatory (again with the residential exemption).
Funny while I was typing this some douche bag called for Credit Services ( 5 to 8 of these every day) hiding their number behind “Easy College”. I’ll file a report on them immediately.