Mitt’s Robo Calls: Prior to Missouri's Republican caucuses on Saturday, I got a robo phone call from Mitt Romney supporters, blasting Rick Santorum.
I hung up and then a couple seconds later tried to use the phone to make a call.
The recorded Romney message was still yakking. I hung up again, and picked up the phone 15 or 20 seconds later. (Yes, I have a landline phone.)
The pitch was still going—instead of a dial tone. (Yes, I still have a landline phone.) It included sound bites of Santorum.
What if I had to call 9-1-1 and couldn’t use my phone? What if it was a life or death situation? What if I was simply expecting a very important phone call, and my line was blocked by the Romney people?
Making robo-calls that don’t disconnect is illegal. However, it is so hard to track down a back-room robo-call operation, that many of these people just ignore the law.
An hour later, I was stepping out of the shower when the phone rang.
Off I dashed to answer it, fortunately without slipping or falling, and it was a robo call from John Ashcroft asking me to support Mitt Romney.
When I hung up on the former governor and picked back up, this time there was a dial tone on my landline.
Thankfully, if I had slipped, fallen and hurt myself, I could have at least called 9-1-1.
When I returned from walking my dogs, I had a robo call on my answering machine from Sen. Roy Blunt, urging me to attend a Republican caucus, and support Mitt.
Two hours passed, and I got the fourth and final robo call—again asking for my support for Mitt. Four robo calls in five hours? They must think I’m a slow learner.
Now, I don't know if I could ever vote for a guy whose organization seems to be serial telephone harassers. No other candidates called me.
So I almost went to a caucus—just to vote for a Ron Paul delegate.