When I go to sleep at night or gather my team to talk about our priorities, I think about you.
POSTSCRIPT:Immediately after having published this blog posting, highlighting a campaign email from Kristen Gillibrand, I received an email from Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the Democratic Socialist candidate who just won a Democratic Party primary against a powerful "conventional" Democrat, in New York's 14th Congressional District.
I am sorry to have to report that this heroine of grassroots politics has quickly succumbed to the same kind of political consultants who have been providing advice to Democratic Party politicians like Gillibrand.
Addressing me as "Gary" (we have never met and I have never had any contact with her at all), Ocasio-Cortez began her money pitch this way: "Gary .... let me start by telling you how impressed I am with you ..."
Alexandria. Let me start by telling you how unimpressed I am with this fake familiarity. While we have never met, I at least do know something about you, having read about you and your recent victory in New York City. From what I know, I am impressed with YOU, but I am not impressed with this tactic.
Please! You can do better! You could write a money pitch that does not present itself in a fundamentally dishonest way, appealing to me with false flattery. I would like politicians whose political positions I support to be honest (in all things).