What follows is an open letter from yours truly to Rick Coelho, the campaign manager for Kelda Roys’ Congressional campaign.
I understand you’re a really busy guy, what with the Congressional campaign you’re managing for Kelda Roys, but I wanted to take a minute to share some thoughts with you.
I used to appreciate the emails I get from you about Rep. Roys’ campaign – emails I’m sure a bunch of my fellow bloggers have also been receiving – but what I don’t appreciate is the one-way street that your emails have become. You’ve taken to ignoring my emails back to you with inquiries about the campaign and the press releases you issue, which is odd considering that you’ve harangued me in the past for not contacting you with questions/concerns/comments.
Perhaps you’ve taken to ignoring my emails because you believe my coverage of the race in the second Congressional district has been biased (which I admit it has), but ignoring my emails certainly isn’t going to win me over to your cause, nor is it going to endear me to the candidate you’re working for. After all, the staff a candidate chooses to surround him or herself with – and the behavior of said staff – really does reflect on the judgment of the candidate, and in your case, I’m not impressed with Kelda Roys’ judgment.
In summation, I don’t ever want to hear a complaint from you about how your candidate is treated or that the coverage she received was biased against her, nor do I want to hear grousing from you about how I didn’t even bother to try and contact your campaign to get your side of things before I wrote something unfavorable about Kelda Roys.
While you’re at it, why not go ahead and remove me from your email list, because I’m uninterested in what you – or the campaign you’re managing has to say.