I ask to be included on political email lists because it’s one way to keep one’s finger on the pulse of several campaigns.
One of these lists is that of U.S. Rep. Allen West’s email list.
I know, I know. I asked for it.
Yesterday, I received an email from Paul Crosby, the political director for West’s campaign. It was about signing up for West’s call-from-home program, which connects volunteers from the comfort of their couches with voters in West’s district. Of course, I did not sign up, although it would be interesting to see how many phone calls I could make — presumably on West’s behalf — in which I urge targeted voters to support West’s opponent, Patrick Murphy.
Anyway, in the email, Crosby writes:
“Allen’s opponent Patrick Murphy and his friends Nancy Pelosi, George Soros, Occupy Wall Street, and the DCCC are throwing everything they can at our campaign. We can’t let them win and need supporters like you to help get out the vote and spread the truth about Allen’s record.”
Now, I understand these emails aren’t to be taken seriously, but c’mon. West’s campaign is still playing the Soros card?
Yes, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and Nancy Pelosi are “throwing everything the can” at West, but Occupy Wall Street is ssssoooo 2011. What the heck could they possibly be “throwing” at West’s campaign?
West is a genuinely serious guy. I even have a newfound respect for him after reading Robert Draper’s “Do Not Ask What Good We Do”, but this kind of email is not representative of a serious politician.
Do better, Congressman West.