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Quantitative Measure of Attempts to Influence Vote in Ohio Answered

A good friend, who lives in Ohio, sent me this about various attempts to influence his voting in the democratic primary: So despite being towards the end of the calendar, Ohio is once again at the forefront of presidential election silliness. I submit for your consideration the number of attempts to influence our household vote via various means: calls by volunteers(a): obama 2, hillary 0 robocalls: obama 1, hillary 4 door-to-door visits by volunteers: obama 2, hillary 0 negative attack mailings sent by candidate: obama 1, hillary 3 unprompted invocations of candidate's name by one's toddler(b): obama 1, hillary 0 (a) Possibly but unlikely paid operatives (b) "Barack! Obama! Barack! Obama! Barack! Obama! Barack! Obama!" counts as only 1 invocation.

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CameronSS
CameronSS

13 years ago

I guess living in a red state eliminates a lot of Democratic campaigning...Figures, those campaign signs have good Coroplast.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

13 years ago

An unlisted phone number IS good for something then LOL Too bad I can't make my house camouflaged when one is coming down the street.

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killerjackalope
killerjackalope

Reply 13 years ago

Do what I do, see my brother and I have carefully been screening potential neighbours at our house... So far howling at people works pretty well along with complaining about the house falling apart but a couple of homemade firepoi and a loud stereo tends to make them leave you alone. Failing that get a couplle of beers and seem to be drinking during the week like in the morning, you could just fill and empty bottle with juice, a vodka bottle full of water is scary for people too.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 13 years ago

That last thing would be great ! I am already heavy, so all I need do is dawn one of my undersized undershirts (so the bulge sticks out), go out and sit in the rocking chair on the porch; smack my lips and ask if he wants a beer (telling him all I had was Piels if he didn't mind - LOL) It would work best if I hadn't shaved yet that morning......and the reason this would be great is, since I work a second shift already, I can do this up until about 3 PM :-)

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gmoon
gmoon

13 years ago

volunteers: hillary 2 , obama 1 robots: hillary 4 (1 by OH gov's wife Frances Strickland), obama 3, ron paul 2 door-to-door: none mailings (negative, or point-counterpoint): obama 3, hillary 3 email (both rep & dem) 20

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joejoerowley
joejoerowley

13 years ago

Thats funny but really sucks at the same time. I was thinking of calling around and being really really rude to people and pretend to support McCain.