Monday, October 20, 2008

The Crickets Are Tired of Chirping

Which is OK -- I was tired of listening to them. Last week, I sent a followup email to Mr. Montagano, allegedly a candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives, 3rd district:
Dear Mr. Montagano,

It’s been nearly a week, and I’ve heard nothing from you. This makes me wonder how serious a candidate you can be.

Why put a “mailto” link on your campaign website, and then not answer the mail? This makes me wonder how rational you can be … or, as I said above, how serious a candidate you can be.

Anyway, I do write a blog, and it gets its 20 or so hits a day, a good fraction of which come from the Fort Wayne area. I’d like to be able to report having heard from you, as opposed to what I’ve been having to report instead.

By the way, I am genuinely contemplating voting for you. I won’t do it in the face of such egregious disrespect, however. I answer my mail. You should, too.
Obviously, this got the same response as did my initial email.

You have to wonder about these folks. This should be their year. Either they simply don't care, or they actively don't want the seat.

Either way, fine by me.


itsmecissy said...

I don't think the candidates actually read any of their own email, that's what they have staff for (aka handlers).

I've emailed my own CA State Senators (Boxer & Feinstein) a number of times over the years and have always gotten "canned" emails in return - pretty annoying - and now I'm on their mailing list (grrrrrrr!)

It's too bad the candidates forget who it is they are representing and how they got to where they are in the first place. Guess it's just the "nature of the beast."

Hope you are well Jim,

Robert Enders said...

To answer your question about Montagano's position on the bailout: