Cold Call/The Beast
Ian Murphy…Ian Murphy…you might say. Where have I heard that name before? Remember the phone call between Gov Scott Walk of Wisconsin and ‘David Koch?” That’s the awesome Ian Murphy of the Giant Brass Balls ™.
Well, Ian has done it again. Using the name Steve Smith, and disguising himself with thick-framed glasses (hey, it worked for Clark Kent), he volunteered for a Republican phone bank in New York — for Jane Corwin’s campaign. Let the amusement begin…
“Hi, sir, my name’s Steve and I’m a volunteer for the Jane Corwin campaign–”
“Jesus!” a guy screams at me. “You know, I was thinking about voting for Corwin, but this is too much! You people have called me a dozen times in the last two days! I am sick of it!”
“But Jane Corwin wants to rule over you with an iron fist,” I calmly relay. “Don’t you crave strong leadership?”
“What?!” he balks. “An ‘iron fist’?”
“Yes,” I assure him. “These phone calls are just the beginning. When Jane’s in Congress she will do everything in her power to crush you mentally and physically.”
“Don’t call me again!” he says and slams down the receiver.
OMG, that is hilarious.
Apparently, the brilliant strategy of Corwin’s campaign is to make calls, find out who’s not planning to vote for Corwin, and then relentlessly call them back until their ears bleed.
I actually spoke with roughly 100 people, and the majority of them were extremely upset with the harassment by phone. Unless they immediately relented and said they were voting for Jane, their name went back into the system, and we’d call them until their spirits were thoroughly crushed. It’s an odd campaigning strategy — one that is no doubt backfiring.
I’m sure that will work out quite well for them.
Ian Murphy, you are the best person in the world!! Thank you for crawling into the belly of the beast, and coming out only slightly slimed.
Hat tip: badmoodman