Friday, November 30, 2007


Ok, I just got this email from the Dodd campaign, and I'm more than a little irritated. I'm not stupid, and I don't appreciate them playing games in the hope that I am. Here's the email from Sheryl Cohen:

I made a few small changes to your email draft -- you'll see them below.

Would have sent to the entire list myself, but I could only figure out how to send this test.

I know you're concerned about sending another fundraising email, but we're only $40,000 short of hitting our November goal, and that money will help keep us on the air and talking about ending the war in Iraq and the Constitution. And honestly, our supporters online are so terrific and have come through for us every time.

Plus, with votes on the war and retroactive immunity coming up, our leadership will help keep the pressure on other presidentials to keep their word.

Ask people to give at this link so we can track the goal publicly.


Sheryl Cohen
Campaign Manager, Chris Dodd for President

On Nov 30, 2007, at 10:53 AM, Tim Tagaris wrote:

Chris Dodd for President
Dear Friend,

Think about it for a second. Do you truly know what you'll get from the other candidates if they win the nomination?

If you really want the answer to that question, don't ask a person where they are going -- ask them where they have been.

Why do some candidates spend as much time apologizing for a career full of bad votes as they do talking about how they'll remedy the fallout if elected?

Why can't we get the simplest of answers to the straight questions from others?

And why do some just flat out skip the tough votes?

From authoring the Family and Medical Leave Act to his often single-handed efforts to restore the Constitution, you know what to expect from a Dodd Administration.

We set a goal about a week and a half ago to raise $100,000 online and we'll need your help right now if we're going to meet it.

Please get us there by contributing $25 right now.

Thirty-four days.

If you feel strongly about our fight to end the war in Iraq, prevent war with Iran, and restore the Constitution, we need your support right now.

Our field operation is humming along and our current "Restoring the Constitution and Rule of Law tour" is drawing larger crowds than we've seen at any point in the campaign.

But we need your help to keep it going.

Thirty-four days.

Your contribution right now will ensure we have the resources necessary to continue the fight through January 3rd.

You've come through for us every time.

Not much time left.

Let's get it done.

Tim Tagaris
Chris Dodd for President


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This is just stupid and desperate, and it makes me wish I could take back the one contribution he did get from me. I'm glad he has no chance at getting elected, because he's not man enough to just ask for money (through email, no less) and has to play mind games hoping to get more from me. That's not what I want to see from a potential president. Dodd, you're off me "good guy" list.

1 comment:

  1. I got that too, and at first thought it was just a humorous mistake; someone posting to the entire list when they thought it was going to one individual. But after reading further, it does seem suspiciously "wordy" for a "test." Also a little "campaignee" for an "accident."

    Kind of disappointing, as Dodd had won a lot of my respect until this.


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