It’s not uncommon for presidential campaigns to send out emails to supporters and the media during a national debate.
After all, it’s a great way to reiterate a candidate’s message and make sure it’s sent out loud and clear.
President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney’s campaigns both used the mass email tactic during and after the third and final debate Oct. 22. The headlines on the messages sent out, however, tell their own story — so do the number of emails sent.
Obama’s campaign sent out eight emails during and after the debate. The subject lines included:
- What They’re Already Saying: President Obama Strong Out of the Gate, Romney Unsteady and Unstable
- FACT CHECK: Mitt Romney Would Take Us Back
- At Halftime, Mitt Romney Is All Over the Map on Foreign policy
- More Reviews: President Obama Continues Strong Performance, Romney Showing He Isn’t Qualified to be Commander in Chief
On the flipside, the Romney campaign sent out two emails.
The first was released under Vice Presidential hopeful Paul Ryan’s name. Its subject line was: “Help Make America Strong Again.”
The second came out under Romney’s name and was sent just before midnight Oct. 22. It had “Help Me Restore the America We Love” in the subject line.
We want to know what Tampa Bay thinks! How do you think the campaigns did with their messaging? Do you think Romney’s emails were too soft? Was the Obama campaign too harsh? Share your thoughts in the comments section.