After all that talking about non-fundraising stuff on Tuesday, Joe Biden had to refresh his emails.
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.
Joe Biden sent 4 emails on Thursday.
Most of Biden’s emails were one-for-one, but he did send a different email about the upcoming Obama/Biden fundraiser. To my donor account, which had already signed up for and RSVPed to the event, he sent a reminder about the contest he was running: donate again, and I (and a guest) would win a personal call with Biden! For the non-donor version, there was no mention of the contest. This indicates to me that the contest is meant to encourage additional donations and not to drive up donor numbers.
Biden also sent an email to talk about the bombshells in John Bolton’s new book, and how he had called on Trump’s behavior with China interfering in our election all the way back in October.
What Biden did not talk about was the surprise revelation from the U.S. Supreme Court that Trump’s attempts to attack the Dreamers in the country was unconstitutional. Biden didn’t mention immigrants at all in Thursday’s emails.
Instead, Biden asked me for my opinion on how he can best beat Trump.
You can beat Trump best by ignoring him, Biden. Stop playing into his games and start playing your own.