On Memorial Day last year, I received 8 emails, of which only 1 was from Joe Biden.
This year, I received 3 emails, all of which were from Joe Biden.
For all new readers: Welcome! I am currently on the mailing lists of Joe Biden and Donald Trump, though I have previously been on the mailing lists of 28 Democratic candidates! This blog breaks down recent emails with charts and excerpts. If you already know all of this, feel free to skip to the next chart!
It took some time for the Trump emails to kick in, so I started officially tracking his list on July 7. I have been tracking Biden’s for longer, but I will start comparing them as of July 7. All of these emails are going to a new email, and I have not donated, filled out surveys, signed petitions, or otherwise interacted with either candidate’s emails.
The rules I try to follow for the various categories are laid out in The Framework.
Monday had 3 emails to each of my accounts with Joe Biden, with no numerical difference between a holiday to remember the fallen and another campaign day.
But while Trump made his Memorial Day emails all about his great 25% off discount at his store and donations to get your gold membership card, Joe Biden actually sent a very nice Memorial Day email to start off the day (before making it all about donating to his campaign and which one of his blue membership cards I wanted).
Some things are only sacred when it’s not an election year.
Now, I do need to make it clear, I’m not “both sides-ing” Trump and Biden on this. There was a clear difference in their email tones even when they talked about similar things.
I know which of these two men I’d rather have leading my country and representing me on a national stage.
(It’s not the one who changed his logo to gold on Memorial Day.)