LIVE session coverage...
SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax      Advertise Here      Mobile Version     Exclusive Subscriber Content     Updated Posts    Contact
CapitolFax.com
To subscribe to Capitol Fax, click here.
Facepalm

Thursday, Mar 13, 2014

* If you can listen to this horribly produced robocall by Bruce Rauner’s campaign all the way through without losing your mind, then your sanity is stronger than mine…

As a friend said, the monotone voice and super-slow pace of that voice-over anti-artist is worse than nails on a chalkboard. It’s… It’s…

Words fail me.

Did they outsource this project to an adult literacy program?

How do they ever expect people to actually listen to this train wreck? No wonder folks are hanging up on pollsters all over Illinois.

* Have any of you received any robocalls like this?

- Posted by Rich Miller        


35 Comments
  1. - 47th Ward - Thursday, Mar 13, 14 @ 3:08 pm:

    I can’t listen to this at work, but I don’t think I need to. Any robocall, and I mean any robocall, gets an automatic hang-up in my house. Deleted from the voicemail as soon as they start to play. I don’t care if it’s from a politician I like, or a super famous celebrity or the voice of God herself, I’m not listening to any robocalls.

    You’d think Rauner would know better. They are so cheap and utterly ineffective. I don’t know why anyone uses them and certainly Rauner has the resources to use live callers.

    This is the first really bad decision the campaign has made if you ask me.


  2. - wordslinger - Thursday, Mar 13, 14 @ 3:12 pm:

    Haven’t had a land line for years. Great move.

    Why would anyone shell out money for robocalls? All the research I’ve seen is that they don’t work and they honk people off.


  3. - Soccermom - Thursday, Mar 13, 14 @ 3:16 pm:

    Congressman Danny Davis robocalled me earlier this week. At least, I assume it was a robocall. If it wasn’t, I feel terrible that I hung up on him…


  4. - Loren Heal - Thursday, Mar 13, 14 @ 3:17 pm:

    All evidence is that robocalls do not provide any content benefit to a campaign. They may be useful to activate volunteers or as a pure GOTV play, but there’s no evidence either way on that. They do not move the needle on favorability. Most people hang up before learning who is calling, and those who listen to the calls are as likely to backlash as to respond positively. The only group of people still in favor of these is that dwindling subset of obsolete campaign consultants who do not provide honest performance metrics.


  5. - Arthur Andersen - Thursday, Mar 13, 14 @ 3:21 pm:

    Word, I cut the land line a year ago. Haven’t missed it at all.

    That voice sounded like some automated attendant thingy.

    Oh, and the Farmer didn’t mind “Blago’s $10b debt” when he got a slice of it for GTCR.


  6. - Downstate Weed Chewing Hick - Thursday, Mar 13, 14 @ 3:21 pm:

    Terrible. Just terrible. I dont think robocalls are effective anymore, but assuming you are going to do it, my goodness, put a tiny bit of effort into it and pronounce your candidate’s name the same way he pronounces it.


  7. - OneMan - Thursday, Mar 13, 14 @ 3:24 pm:

    I suspect it is in part a VOIP issue on their robocalling vendor.

    But regardless the quality sucks.


  8. - Boone's Is Back - Thursday, Mar 13, 14 @ 3:28 pm:

    Yes- I received this one. Pure crap.


  9. - whetstone - Thursday, Mar 13, 14 @ 3:30 pm:

    Almost sounds like a production error–reminds me of when I’m slowing down an interview to transcribe it.


  10. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Mar 13, 14 @ 3:32 pm:

    Well, Raunerbots want a “voice”, I just didn’t think it would be a monotone voice droning on talking points and poor quality recording work.

    Rauner is closing “on the cheap” I guess.

    If this is part and parcel of the GOTV Rauner’s Crew likes, I might prefer “Call me, maybe?” over this drivel.

    I heard the word “Pathetic” in the call.

    The voice is “Right. Exactly right.”

    Dopey…


  11. - DuPage - Thursday, Mar 13, 14 @ 3:39 pm:

    I get a robocall about every other day reminding me to vote for Jeanne Ives. I just hang up ASAP.


  12. - woodchuck - Thursday, Mar 13, 14 @ 3:43 pm:

    $18 Carhartt meets $18 VOIP system. I wouldn’t vote for Rauner for Mosquito Abatement District Chair but from an operational perspective, this is Bush league.


  13. - woodchuck - Thursday, Mar 13, 14 @ 3:44 pm:

    Oops - meant to say $18 watch meets $18 VOIP. Didn’t mean to disrespect Carhartt.


  14. - Wensicia - Thursday, Mar 13, 14 @ 3:44 pm:

    No land line, no robocalls for over ten years now.

    Peace and quiet. Priceless!


  15. - Anonymous - Thursday, Mar 13, 14 @ 3:55 pm:

    Robocalls? Really? With his lead and domination of the airwaves, why risk alienating people?


  16. - Norseman - Thursday, Mar 13, 14 @ 4:27 pm:

    Maybe if the Baron paid minimum wage the voice may have been more emoting for her boss. A 401k might help too.


  17. - David Ormsby - Thursday, Mar 13, 14 @ 4:27 pm:

    I’ve received multiple, live pollster calls who have been unable to pronounce the candidates’ names, stumbling and bumbling throughout the call – even with helpful prompting, they had no power of retention.


  18. - D - Thursday, Mar 13, 14 @ 4:35 pm:

    Received 2 calls from Rauner on my cell phone, not having a land line hasn’t allowed me to escape these worthless calls.


  19. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Mar 13, 14 @ 5:03 pm:

    To the Post,

    Thus might be the first indication of the “milking of the piggy bank.”

    Rauner has done relentless Ads for attacking, defending , defining, and every one of them seemed to have legit reasons, and not have the “milking” going on.

    This GOTV; Mail, RoboCalls… It’s not that it’s just “over the top / overkill” it is literally like the old “Wheel of Fortune”, when the “remainder” was a gift certificate or something tangible, not cash.

    Rauner has cash to burn, it appears, so terribly simple mail, 4-color no less, with GoodFellas and Wanted posters; boilerplate mail, and drones, droning in RoboCalls on Raunerite talking points in a voice that could make dogs painfully howl.

    Why?

    Lack if a Ground Game?

    Is this what the Wisconsin “Call me, Maybe”… sounds like?

    “Pathetic”

    Pathetic indeed. If this constitutes the Ground Game, then this could be the hope (One in 5, but even that is too generous), Brady or Dillard …see, of is it …hear?

    Words fail me as well.

    Being up 20, and being able to be “milked” for shoddy GOTV, Wisconsin style.

    Terrible way to close. You are 5 days out, and that drivel is your ” Quality” GOTV? This is disappointing. Maybe this is what is seen when the shine is off the apple?

    Not impressive.


  20. - Dan Bureaucrat - Thursday, Mar 13, 14 @ 5:38 pm:

    It seems the sentence structure is so convoluted that she had to speak dreadfully slow to even understand it herself.

    But that theory is based on only one sentence because that’s all I could bear.


  21. - vttk17a1 - Thursday, Mar 13, 14 @ 5:46 pm:

    I get robo calls. I hang up on the robo calls. I vote against anyone who makes a robo call.


  22. - Ggal - Thursday, Mar 13, 14 @ 5:53 pm:

    I have an app for my iPhone that converts voice mail to text. I have one saved from the Brady Campaign and it’s a real hoot to read. I especially like the last line that reads:
    “Hope go Brady Andrea Rodriguez let’s take back our state paid for a pretty sick of it thank.”
    Maybe I can get that Rauner one to convert.


  23. - PoolGuy - Thursday, Mar 13, 14 @ 5:58 pm:

    was that voice from one of those old 900-number lines?


  24. - Oh Come On! - Thursday, Mar 13, 14 @ 6:15 pm:

    Judy Baar Topinka calling for Tom Cross. Immediately deleted the recorded message.


  25. - Pot calling kettle - Thursday, Mar 13, 14 @ 6:36 pm:

    Wow. Somebody paid for that? Sounds like an SNL skit.


  26. - DuPage Dave - Thursday, Mar 13, 14 @ 7:21 pm:

    I had a knock on my door tonight and it was a local guy running for county board. I told him that I always vote for the first guy to come to my house and ask.

    I also hung up on 4 robocalls so far tonight.


  27. - Nearly Normal - Thursday, Mar 13, 14 @ 8:31 pm:

    Got that robocall, too, this afternoon. Hung up before it was finished. Pathetic.


  28. - Arthur Andersen - Thursday, Mar 13, 14 @ 9:14 pm:

    Nothing like the door-to-door.

    We have a hot sheriff’s race down here. One of the guys knocked on my door and I said “I didn’t do it!”

    Wasn’t the first time he’d heard that one.


  29. - Oneman - Thursday, Mar 13, 14 @ 10:19 pm:

    Got the call on my machine, the sound quality was better, the voice was still the same sort of monotone.


  30. - Late to the Party - Friday, Mar 14, 14 @ 6:05 am:

    I never listen to robo-calls. When the survey calls come in, I say I have no opinion on any topic. When the siding salesman calls, I tell him my house is brick. When he suggests windows, I say the house is all brick, there are no windows. My phone is for my use; not theirs.


  31. - Kakistocracy Kid - Friday, Mar 14, 14 @ 6:48 am:

    Yeah, I live in Kansas!


  32. - Out of stater - Friday, Mar 14, 14 @ 6:48 am:

    Yeah, I live in Kansas!


  33. - Former Illini - Friday, Mar 14, 14 @ 7:00 am:

    Hard line = no Robo Calls! Best decision I have made.


  34. - Nicky - Friday, Mar 14, 14 @ 8:42 am:

    Yep, got that call yesterday. It’s so bad it is almost good.


  35. - Makandadawg - Friday, Mar 14, 14 @ 9:56 am:

    The reference to “our election” really gets me going. If I have to pay to have the darn primary election then I will vote any way I want.


Sorry, comments for this post are now closed.


* Rauner overridden on pension bill
* Statehouse flooded with education funding bills
* *** UPDATED x2 - Rep. Bradley responds *** Murphy: Madigan has "personal vendetta against the Governor that holds all of Illinois hostage"
* AFSCME: "It is time for these seven House Republicans to move beyond rhetoric and take action"
* Lesser-known impasse problems
* New York vs. Chicago on guns
* Question of the day
* Lobbyist at center of controversy blames opponents
* Nobody's giving in
* Unclear on the concept
* A look ahead
* *** UPDATED x2 *** War of words escalates between Rauner, Emanuel
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - "End of May" party update
* "Working together will never happen"
* Illinois' connection to Memorial Day
* *** LIVE *** Session Coverage
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Today's edition of Capitol Fax (use all CAPS in password)
* *** UPDATED x1 *** Madigan to tell members his side of working group talks
* Yesterday's blog posts

Support CapitolFax.com
Visit our advertisers...

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............


Search This Blog...

Search the 98th General Assembly By Bill Number
(example: HB0001)

Search the 98th General Assembly By Keyword

  
* Another Le 2 passes through TENAA as LeEco’s first Exynos phone
* Rumor mill hypes up Honor 8
* Best icon packs [2016]
* Caltech sues Apple via Broadcom over Wi-Fi patent use
* HTC 10 review: Keeping HTC in the game
* Amazon India has Xperia X in dual-SIM form
* [TA Deals] Get the FRESHeBUDS Bluetooth Earbuds for 71% off

* White Sox are built to last in AL Central race
* After Melky bunt, Frazier takes blame for missed chance
* Quintana excellent, out-dueled by Harvey in opener
* Mets 1, White Sox 0: Matt Harvey's rebound date
* Quintana excellent, out-dueled by Harvey in opener
* McEwing defends Ventura amidst Sox funk
* Newly recalled Shuck impressed with prospect Anderson

...............


Main Menu
Home
Illinois
YouTube
Pundit rankings
Obama
Subscriber Content
Durbin
Burris
Blagojevich Trial
Advertising
Updated Posts
Polls

Archives
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
April 2008
March 2008
February 2008
January 2008
December 2007
November 2007
October 2007
September 2007
August 2007
July 2007
June 2007
May 2007
April 2007
March 2007
February 2007
January 2007
December 2006
November 2006
October 2006
September 2006
August 2006
July 2006
June 2006
May 2006
April 2006
March 2006
February 2006
January 2006
December 2005
April 2005
March 2005
February 2005
January 2005
December 2004
November 2004
October 2004

Blog*Spot Archives
November 2005
October 2005
September 2005
August 2005
July 2005
June 2005
May 2005

Syndication

RSS Feed 2.0
Comments RSS 2.0
WordPress

Loading


* Editorial: Pro-nuclear power, but this bill sti.....
* Chicago pension savings plan OK'd over Rauner v.....
* Chicago pension savings plan OK'd over Rauner v.....
* Chicago mayor, unions praise Senate pension bre.....
* Senate, House Vote to Override Rauner's Veto on.....
* Chicago pension savings plan OK'd over Rauner v.....
* Cullerton: Rauner has to back off 'radical dema.....
* Chicago pension savings plan OK'd over Rauner v.....
* Chicago pension savings plan OK'd over Rauner v.....
* Chicago pension savings plan OK'd over Rauner v.....


* Garland gives commencement address at old high school
* Chicago, private company to turn wastewater into fertilizer
* Police promise more West Side patrols as shootings erupt
* Medical pot advocates cheer Illinois governor's about-face
* Ex-fire chief gets jail time for stealing from department
* 15-year-old girl shot dead on Chicago's Lake Shore Drive
* State warns of toxic algae forming on Illinois lakes, rivers
* Illinois budget chief: 2nd year without deal 'devastating'
* 7-year-old Chicago girl dies in tractor accident
* Illinois budget negotiations appear to be going nowhere

* Chicago pension savings plan OK'd over Rauner veto
* Cullerton: Rauner has to back off 'radical demands' in turnaround agenda
* Chicago mayor, unions praise Senate pension break override
* Illinois House OKs plan to expand medical marijuana program
* Senate overrides veto of Chicago pension break
* Senate overrides veto override of Chicago pension break
* Illinois lawmakers propose study of lead in state water
* Daily fantasy sports betting bill shelved amid lobbying accusation
* Rep. Butler: Should have been in session Saturday, too
* Madigan polling House members to determine support for Rauner's 'turnaround agenda'

* Women's work? Nonprofit CFO
* West Loop transformation
* Helping Exelon's at-risk nukes helps everybody
* Here's your chance to buy that empty prison
* Can millennials revive Walter E. Smithe?


* Boy, 15, shot in Englewood
* Cramping rotation’s style: Cubs’ Hammel (hamstring) leaves start
* Rollins: White Sox ‘can’t stay in the valley too long’
* Man missing from Woodlawn for nearly 2 weeks
* Make presidential race about issues, not a spitball fight
* Tuesday Letters: Lucas Museum decision belongs in federal courts
* Union: Privatizing all CPS buildings could harm city pension fund
* Money helps athletes’ decision on whether to face Zika in Rio
* Give workers much-needed relief: Paid sick time
* White Sox shut out by Mets for seventh loss in row


* Cincinnati Zoo director defends killing gorilla to save boy
* Mexican soccer star Alan Pulido overpowered kidnappers
* Monday's recap: Cubs 2, Dodgers 0
* White Sox situation cries out for change they're unlikely to make
* Lawmakers deal Rauner blow, override veto of Chicago pension bill
* Pain of tattoo helped Tyler Saladino deal with pain of losing best friend
* Cubs' Joe Maddon shares military regret
* Why Penguins' playoff success bodes well for Blackhawks
* 4 wounded in Monday shootings, raising holiday toll to 57 shot
* Obama's numbers better read on 2016 than Clinton-Trump polls


* Chicago pension savings plan OK'd over Rauner veto
* Cullerton: Rauner has to back off 'radical demands' in turnaround agenda
* Chicago mayor, unions praise Senate pension break override
* Illinois House OKs plan to expand medical marijuana program
* Senate overrides veto of Chicago pension break
* Senate overrides veto override of Chicago pension break
* Illinois lawmakers propose study of lead in state water
* Daily fantasy sports betting bill shelved amid lobbying accusation
* Rep. Butler: Should have been in session Saturday, too
* Madigan polling House members to determine support for Rauner's 'turnaround agenda'


* Man killed in dirt bike accident in Heyworth
* Garrido out at Texas
* Video: Where Am I? May 30, 2016
* Where Am I? May 30, 2016
* No one injured in Champaign house fire
* Cubbie Conversation: May 30, 2016
* Podcast: Ann Rhoton 05/30/16
* Those Who Served: UI student who spent 2 tours in Afghanistan would 'do it all over again'
* State trooper performs taps out of sense of service, honor
* Top of the morning, May 30, 2016


* Baseball: Howe's no-hitter, Zellmer's blast power Prospect to sectional
* Reeling White Sox suffer 7th loss in a row
* Softball: It's a date with state for St. Edward
* Baylor hires former Wake coach Grobe to replace Briles
* Elgin pays tribute to Pearl Harbor casualties

* House lawmakers overcome hurdle on key tra...
* Rodney Davis talks funding with Bloomingto...
* The agency that fought Illiana gets a new ...
* Rep. Dold takes educational cruise down Ch...
* Lawmakers decry high turnover rate of VA h...
* CBD Oil, and politics
* Simon considering state Senate bid
* Killer Congressman Tom MacArthur trying to...
* Shutdown? State may not notice
* Rep. Bob Dold

* Senator Durbin Statement on TSA Security D......

* Defence sales: US Senate may vote to bring......

* Happy Memorial Day
* 11 states sue over federal transgender bathrooms. Illinois not one of them.
* Ronald Reagan Memorial Day Remarks at Arlington National Cemetery 1986
* What is a supermajority for?
* Friday’s school funding and special education legislative update. Five days to go.
* Halabi looks at the UFT numbers. “Didn’t show up” won.
* Live From The Drive
* Biking The Drive This Morning
* The Claypool rule.
* “The high school win is a crack in the glass ceiling that keeps Unity caucus in power.”


* Emergency Management Officials, National Weather Service Encourage Winter Preparedness - November is Winter Weather Preparedness Month in Illinois
* Keep Your Family Safe This Winter - November through February are leading months for carbon monoxide related incidents
* Governor Takes Bill Action
* Illinois Department of Labor Director Hugo Chaviano Awards Governor’s Award for Contributions in Health and Safety to the Illinois Refining Division of Marathon Petroleum Company LP
* State Regulator Elected Treasurer of Interstate Medical Licensure Compact




Hosted by MCS -- CapitolFax.com Privacy Policy -- SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax -- Advertise Here -- Mobile Version -- Contact Rich Miller