Back in the 90s I still recall the aha moment a group of senators had when they understood email spam. It is wrong for everyone except themselves.
You go to one political event, support one politician and within hours you are getting an email from every one of that party running for office. It is infuriating to have more spam in the box. Politicians need cash to run and raising money from their fellow Americans is the way it has always been done but it only gets worse because the costs grow every year. I wish there was a better way to perhaps but we are far from that change taking place.
I can deal with the emails and moving them into a spam box doesn’t take much. They don’t feel as invasive as texting. Getting a phone call is the worst but that is rare. My email box is open but somehow I feel that my text threads are more private. Seeing random texts from someone running for office that would like support or to meet because they are coming through NYC is just not the way to get me excited. I get why they do it, I understand they are trying to do everything they can to raise money, but I still just hate the texting.
I have witnessed Fred being hit up by someone in random locations from an event to dinner trying to pitch him on their companies. That is just not appropriate nor is it going to work. Tenacity is one thing but overstepping boundaries is a totally different thing.
Back to the texting from people running for office. In my phone, that is a boundary overstepped.