Diary

It's got to be tough to craft letters asking people for money

I get a lot of campaign e-mails asking me for a donation — including yet another one from Sarah Isgur Flores, Carly Fiorina’s deputy campaign manager — but this one kind of annoyed me:

Dana — I just got the report from my campaign manager and your name isn’t on it.

This must be a mistake.

I know times are tough, and I understand if you can’t donate today…

But before I close the campaign books for Nov., I wanted to give you one last chance.

Chip in »
Heidi and I thank you!

For liberty,
-Ted

P.S. If you did chip in and our emails crossed in cyberspace, thank you very much.

No, it isn’t a mistake, [mc_name name=’Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)’ chamber=’senate’ mcid=’C001098′ ]: you didn’t receive a campaign contribution from me because you are not my preferred candidate! I understand that you think that you should be, and I will certainly vote for you in the general election if you win the nomination, but the tone of this campaign contribution letter is that I somehow owed you that contribution, and neglected to pay my bill!

There’s a right way to ask for money, and a wrong way, and I guarantee you that this was not the right way!

But I do have to laugh about one thing: it’s pretty humorous to say that you want to give me one last chance to donate before you “close the campaign books for Nov.” in an e-mail that I received at 6:14 PM on December 1st!