I’ve had it with Obama

Okay I took the quiz and went to his site. I was asked for my email address so I could get updates. Not TWO minutes after I sign up I am getting an email “From Barak himself” Yea, right! He was telling me how if I just gave $5 to his campaign it would help to “Make a Change” or whatever his slogan is. Over the course of the next 4 days I got no less than a dozen emails asking me for “Just $5″ I even got an email from his wife, telling me the greatness of a measly five bucks.

Now I know in all fairness if I had decided to get email updates from the McCain campaign I would probably be getting asked for contributions as well. Who knows they could be asking me for seven bucks, making Barack’s five bucks seem like not such a bad deal. But c’mon! It was in EVERY email from them.

But it does get better, we get phone calls from random cell phones from the Barack Campaign. Most of these calls are directed at my husband. I totally understand why they are calling. He is a white, 32 year old man, working and living in the state of Ohio. Since Ohio is undecided they need him. What I don’t understand is why they insist on calling him at 3 o’clock in the afternoon. I mean seriously, do they expect him to be home in essentially the middle of the work day? And when they call, they are surprised to hear that he isn’t home. After I tell them he isn’t there they ask who I am and if I am registered to vote.

I spoke to this “representative” from Barack’s campaign, when they asked if I had any questions for Obama I addressed my $5 complaint. I could tell that, at least with the first person I spoke to, that she didn’t even know they were sending out these emails. (So I am guessing that she is not on the email update list) No one from his campaign that called me could address my concerns about this $5 issue. I mean seriously, if we all gave $5 to cancer research I bet we would be closer to a cure. Want to end world hunger….how about we all give $5!

I don’t really mind the guy ( and by the guy you know I am talking about Barack) And I am still undecided as to who I am going to vote for in November. But if Barack wanted to up his chances in my book could he show up at a debate looking like this
Because I know that I am not the only one that has thought that Barack Obama sounds like Jedi Knight name. Photo Credit to Sebastian Niedlich.

P.S. This is the first day of school for the girls and somehow my rant helped me to not be all weepy this morning. But I will be posting first day pics later today or tomorrow. Probably tomorrow as Hubby has oral surgery again this morning. Then after school Giggles has a volleyball game and we get to finish getting all the supplies that teacher’s don’t put on their lists before school starts. Joy!

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  1. Heh, ok, I won’t get political. I try to avoid it at all costs. But I do agree that all the asking for money from the Obama camp is annoying. Thing is, it’s grassroots. McCain is getting his campaign money from large companies and interest groups, so he might not ask for money all the time. All candidates are always annoying. I do know who I’m voting for though, and it’s not the guy that wants the war to last the next 100 years or who is pushing to bomb Iran or who doesn’t know that he owns 7 houses and that thinks the middle class are people earning less than 5 million a year. I find all those things a lot more dangerous than constant emails asking for campaign money.
    But that’s just my personal opinion.

  2. No worries about your input here. I value people’s opinions and if I didn’t want to know how you felt I would close comments. *wink*

  3. Hey, i did the same thing, signed up for notifications and got bombarded with all kinds of emails. that’s the nature of the beast. i’m a supporter in other ways, they don’t need my email.