At 9:46 AM ET, on Thursday, January 2, 2020, Julián Castro, former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, acknowledged that this time was not his time and shuttered his campaign.Continue reading “Farewell Julián Castro”
New decade, fewer candidates! Julian Castro dropped out of the race on Thursday, but Joe Biden stepped up his email game. Campaigns are starting to report their Q4 hauls, and Marianne Williamson decided to go it alone.Continue reading “Day 227: 1/2/20”
It is officially 2020, and Pete Buttigieg didn’t take a single day of rest. Joe Biden has some resolution suggestions for me, and Bernie Sanders finally rambled in the body of his email instead of the subject.Continue reading “Day 226: 1/1/20”
Happy 2020! It’s a beautiful winter day here, with the sun shining and the birds raiding my bird feeder. I ended up staying up until 1:54 AM to catch up on all my emails. It was not the busiest email day of the year.
But it was close.Continue reading “Day 225: 12/31/19”
Happy New Year!
Story time: I did some study/work abroad in England while in/immediately after college, and I was in London for one of the New Years. My mother FaceTimed with me and we watched the London fireworks from my hostel window.
Then she went to bed. She had celebrated the New Year, why wait up until midnight?
It was so glorious that it has become our family tradition. Every December 31, at 7:00 PM EST, we send each other Happy New Years texts and pop open the bubbly grape juice. After a cup and maybe some chips or cheese, we tuck into bed at reasonable hours. So, when this post goes live, as far as my family is concerned, it’s basically 2020.
(I anticipate being up for another 5 hours trying to catch up on emails).Continue reading “Day 224: 12/30/19”
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.Continue reading “Week 32: December 22-28”
Elizabeth Warren stole the show on Friday with her announcement that she is not raising nearly as much money as she needs to. She wasn’t the only one crying for money, though.Continue reading “Day 221: 12/27/19”
Christmas Eve isn’t exactly a holiday, but my email volume dipped nonetheless.
Pete Buttigieg did not get the memo.Continue reading “Day 218: 12/24/19”
Happy holidays, everyone! Today’s post is short, but it touches on fundraising tactics for several of the candidates in the race. Joe Biden, Michael Bennet, and Pete Buttigieg all demonstrated different ways to try to wrangle money out of us.Continue reading “Day 217: 12/23/19”
If there’s one lesson you should take away from But Their Emails!, it’s that you should never, never, set a daily goal. This is something Michael Bennet and Elizabeth Warren are learning.Continue reading “Days 215 and 216: 12/21/19-12/22/19”