Both campaigns exploded all over that mid-month deadline, and now both campaigns have stepped back to take a deep breath before starting all over again.
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 7 emails on Wednesday, while Joe Biden only sent 2.
With the mid-month deadline behind us, Biden started turning his attention to the debates.
Trump was also turning his attention to the debates.
Biden sent out a survey asking my thoughts on the upcoming debate with Trump: what he should focus on, what he should do, any words I wanted him to hear in advance.
Trump suggested I enter a contest to fly out to D.C. to help him with his debate prep (and also he’d set aside some time in his schedule so we could get a photo together). He also sent out an email about how Joe Rogan has offered to moderate the fourth debate that Trump so badly wants (for some reason), which Trump has already accepted; Biden hasn’t said a word about this offer, though, so sign a petition to make him accept the debate.
Nevermind that Rogan would not be an unbiased moderator, why in the world would Trump want more opportunities to sound like a complete idiot in front of voters?
Trump has warned me in one day that the Democrats are coming for my first amendment rights. He’s told me that the liberal billionaires are hurling money at Biden’s campaign, so I need to participate in an 800% match to hurl money at his campaign (who, exactly, is rich enough to be sponsoring an 800% match if not billionaires?). He told me that I needed to sign up for his text messages to get a place on a campaign strategy call that is totally only available to people receiving his texts, and that if I make one more donation, I’ll be a Trump MVP, which comes with such privileges as:
First to receive critical campaign updates? Already get that by being on the mailing list.
Priority-access to new Trump merchandise? Already get that by being on the mailing list.
Key campaign surrogates like all these people who already send me emails will send me emails? Already get that by being on the mailing list.
Go down in history? Hmm…
But yes. Trump is promising me what he is already giving me. I guess you can say that’s one way he’s the “Promises made, promises kept” president, right?