This past week had both a debate and an election, and one of these events garnered more emails than the other. Overall, email volumes have dropped, and I suspect my worst days are behind me. Even FEC deadlines can’t be THAT bad anymore, as they’re coming too frequently now for the campaigns to keep thinking the sky is falling.
Over this past week, three candidates dropped, more people got to vote, and the amount of emails I’ve been getting took a serious nose-dive. Everyone wants money, but only Joe Biden doesn’t seem to know how much he has.
The Iowa Caucus was on Monday, and the eighth Democratic debate was on Friday, and in-between was a whole lot of confusion. Every candidate was trying to convince me to give them my money, and Deval Patrick insisted he had nothing to do with Iowa.
I was expecting a massive surge with the debate this week, but it didn’t really manifest. I was not expecting Cory Booker to drop out just before the debate. Nor was I expecting Pete Buttigieg to finally name-drop another candidate.
We lost another candidate this week, with Marianne Williamson deciding that she had elevated the conversation as much as she could, and now it was time to step back and not take oxygen from the remaining progressive campaigns. The debate threshold closed with six candidates on the stage, and Elizabeth Warren is making phone calls again.
New week, new year! 2020 brought a sharp drop in the number of emails after nearly a new high, but it also brought the loss of Julian Castro and Marianne Williamson’s campaign staff. Bernie Sanders brought the first negative email hit of the year, and possibly of the entire race, and Pete Buttigieg is almost 38.
Christmas brought a lull this week, but the emails are pouring in faster and faster as the year comes to a closes. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren have dwarfed the competition with their donation asks, but Pete Buttigieg is still sweeping the field in terms of email volume.
We had a debate this week, but the spike in the total volume chart is not nearly as extreme as it usually is. Fewer candidates are qualifying, and fewer candidates are hanging in the race. I think… I hesitate to say this in something that can be held against me… but I think the worst days of my inbox volume are behind me…