This is the first year that this whole election process really bothers me. I drove to Kohl’s the other day in Oceanside and there were hundreds of signs from both parties. On the signs, there were no message just names.
In addition to all the signs, this year, I have had more junk mail thrown on my porch and every morning I open my front door have to bend down and throw out the materials.
The election campaign kicked off this year with a phone call from a local politician in my hometown. She told me she had to raise $100,000. I was shocked. A hundred thousand dollars, I asked her. (What would she be spending all that money on? Signs? I know that signs and flyers don’t cost that much!)
She told me that she was counting on me. I really wasn’t sure why. I didn’t really know her. I figured I would give a $25 donation. When I got the solicitation letter from her staff, the lowest amount was $500 up to $5000.
Another negative experience I had with politics happened when I helped a guy in Nassau County run for his high level seat in the county. My team and I did all this free work for him. We made flyers, brochures, HTML emails, publicity and more.
Do you know what happened? He got into office and didn’t pick up my phone calls or emails and didn’t know who I was. But during the campaign, we were “best friends.”
This isn’t even a presidential campaign year. Next year, I will understand all the “propaganda” that is out there but this year?
Am I the only one to think this way? Love to hear your thoughts.
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- A Runner’s Diary: Running for a Friend (hilarytopper.com)