It was a surprisingly quiet day for both campaigns.
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.
Donald Trump sent 8 emails on Friday, while Joe Biden sent a positively restrained 2.
Both of Biden’s emails were asking for donations, with one pointing out that Trump’s own advisors go on camera to say that chaos and anarchy help his case, while the other pointed out that August let them break fundraising records and asked if I could help them break even more.
Trump, on the other hand, wanted to start his labor day sale early (just for his top supporters). He wanted to remind me that I was something special to him.
Not only was there a Labor Day Sale, but I could also buy a personalized signed photo of him for just a mere $75 (if you want a signed photo of him, there are plenty on eBay for about $10). Otherwise, he’s worried he might be losing my support, so, you know, if I could just sign up for his texts…
Really, there is so little variation in Trump’s emails, I highly doubt signing up for his texts will get me anything different than what I already have access to. Early access to polls and surveys? He already swears I’mm getting that as a top supporter, one of his best! Why do I need to sign up for text spam on top of that?