I have been thinking of declaring myself a candidate for the Republican Party nomination for President of the United States. The centerpiece of my campaign will be opposition to the Pythagorean Theorem. This has got to be a winner in Republican circles, where candidates are judged by their capacity to challenge basic science. Besides something called the Pythagorean Theorem is clearly foreign inspired and un-American.
My first robocall of the ’16 Presidential campaign came about 8:30pm on Nov. 11, 2015.
Dr. Ben Carson offered a recorded update on the state of his campaign — “We’re off to a tremendous start that has shocked political experts …the political class may be surprised but I’m not.” Carson said his campaign is winning because of his positions: “Stop adding to debt” and “deal with terrorism and ISIS” and, of course, “repeal and replace Obamacare so you can make your own health choices.” (A doctor against health care for the poor. Lovely.)
Then came the pitch: “Press 1 to support Dr. Carson’s campaign.” And, “If you do not ant to receive these calls call 1 855 598 2069.” If the call said who paid for it, I missed that part. Maybe if I had held on longer?
Interesting that they are robocalling in Florida already.
Hat tip: My #1 Twitter Troll, who gave me the link to the Carson speech at UMiami, apparently thinking that the medical school’s endorsement of Carson’s medical prowess should matter to my views of Carson’s fitness as a candidate or President.