Good ol’ Mitt has my dander up and I’m not going to take it any more.
I live in Massachusetts. I know Mitt’s work firsthand. I’m not impressed. Mitt has not done anything for the altruistic cause of “public service.” Whatever Mitt does – business or politics – is done to further his own ambitions. Not the person I want to govern this diverse nation.
Phone call #1. On Wednesday, the day of my mother’s funeral, I got an automated call from the Romney campaign. I forget the time – that was one exhausting day. I’m not registered as a Republican – or Democrat. They got around the “Do Not Call” list on this one by conducting a poll. My options were each of the Republican nominees listed individually, a Republican not listed or the Dems. I hit the dems, figuring that would mean I had no interest in the Republican primary. Then I hung up the phone.
Phone call #2. Friday morning, when I was enjoying the peace and quiet of being the only one up, with my husband off to work already, the phone rang about 9 AM. I was concentrating on what I was doing and the sound nearly caused me to jump out of my skin. Mitt’s campaign again. No poll this time, just an automated message. I don’t have any relationship with him or them. Why won’t they leave me alone?
Phone call #3. Friday afternoon – another automated call from the Romney campaign, this one featuring a message from former Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld. I didn’t listen to it past the “Hi, this is Governor Bill Weld” opener before I terminated that call. Two in one day?!! These people are really starting to annoy me!
Phone call #4. It’s Monday morning, about 9 AM. I’ve put laundry in the washer and I’m about to step onto the treadmill to try and get back into a routine that will support my weight loss efforts. After all, last week was not the best of weeks for weight loss, with my sister ordering up pizza and such for the family. I turned on the machine and the phone rang. What now? Governor Mitt Romney himself (on tape) disrupting my morning. This guy’s got some nerve! He wastes my time and energy, as well as his own money – then expects me to go out of my way to vote for him in a primary election? Sorry, Mitt. I only like you less with each phone call. A few more and I might go out to publicly campaign against you – wait, I’m doing that here, aren’t I? Oh well . . .
REASONS 6 & 7:
Phone calls #5 and #6. I didn’t even know about these until just now!! My adult son came over while I was writing this and, after reading over my shoulder, said “You got a couple of calls from him over the weekend.” Apparently while I was out both Saturday and Sunday, we received automated calls from the Romney campaign. One from his wife, the other generic, according to my son. Persistence can be a good thing – or it can really tick people off. It’s a fine line, Mitt, and you’ve crossed it!!
I really hate the hype and the interminable length of this campaign season. If it wasn’t for the fact that we really need to get G.W. out of the White House before he damages our country even more, I’d be even more aggravated than I am. (By the way, I feel bad for G.W.’s parents – I thought they were good people. Imagine having to support your kid because you love him when you have to see what a lousy job he’s doing.)
But I don’t think we need this much time for the actual candidates to be chosen. I don’t need political campaign ads to make my decisions. I definitely think voting is important and do vote every time. But I can read or watch debates – I don’t like ads or phone calls.
So Mitt better watch out – any more of these tedious, intrusive, annoying phone calls and I’m likely to get down off this soap box and actively campaign against him. In fact, I’ll start that right now:
DON’T VOTE FOR ROMNEY – EVER!!!!!