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When the Barack Obama web site wen't live, I decided to signup for his email notices. Not because I am or am not voting for him, but because I wanted to see how he handles the Web and this new interactive medium for politicians.
After the first 2-3 emails provided really zero in terms of substance, I decided to unsubscribe. Here is the confirmation I received on February 21, 2007:
You have been removed from BarackObama.com. If this is an error and you do not want to be removed from this email list, please resubscribe at http://ga3.org/barackobama/home.html.
About 5 days later, I received another email but decided to let it go. Today, I received another one a full two weeks after my unsubscribe confirmation. Here is a snippet of the email I have received:
Barack Obama wrote:
> Obama 08
> Dear allen,
> Become a first time donor.The special-interest industry in Washington has only grown since the last election, and it will spend more money than ever this time to try to own our political process and dictate our policies in Washington.
> We're not going to play that game. We're not taking any contributions from Washington lobbyists or political action committees.
> We're going to transform the political process by bringing together hundreds of thousands of ordinary Americans to build a campaign responsible to no one but the people — people like you.
> So here's something different. Right now someone is waiting to match your first online donation to our campaign, doubling your impact. If you make your first online donation now, you'll be able to read a note from the person who matched your amount, and you'll be able to write to them about why you gave.
> Thousands of people who've already donated to the campaign have committed to give again — but only if someone like you decides to make their first online donation. > Will your make your donation now?
Besides the fact that (I believe) the emails were not supposed to be all donation emails, they have been.
So Barack, I am disappointed that you have not removed my email address from your list. While I know you probably outsource this, it is disappointing that my first interactions with you and your campaign are spam-like.