This is more or less a rant. Why on earth doesn't the do not call list cover political campaigns? I know, I know, they're non-profit organizations, but is anyone's mind actually going to be changed (especially the night prior) due to someone on the phone trashing their opposition? I've already voted, so this crap has no effect on me. I promised myself after getting tons of calls in 2004 that I would record them this year. Here are my results: 10:22: Barack Obama 10:40: Jill Long Thompson (democrat in IN gubernatorial race) 11:34: Nels Ackerson (democrat for house) 11:59: Mitch Daniels (incumbent governor) 12:50: John McCain 2:07: Barack Obama 2:26: Barack Obama 3:13: Steve Buyer (republican incumbent for house) 3:21: city-specific reorganization plan 3:50: Mitch Daniels 4:57: John McCain 5:45: Barack Obama 5:48: John McCain 5:52: Jill Long Thompson 6:12: Nels Ackerson 6:40: Barack Obama 7:43: county commissioner (forgot the name) I disconnected the phone right after the last call. Is it just me, or is this a bit excessive? I know that Indiana has been termed a swing state (Obama has a snowball's chance in hell of winning here), but man do they fight hard. I'd think that all of these calls are more likely to piss off potential voters, especially right before the general election. Typically, I'm respectful to the person on the line and listen to what they have to say (since they're donating their time to volunteer for a good cause), but this is absolutely nuts. I listened to calls until 3:30 after which I just hung up after the introduction. Each and every one was telling me why I shouldn't vote for the other candidate. After getting at least four political items in the mail over the last ten days, this isn't much of a surprise, but it sure does make me want to reach through the phone and strangle the person at the other end after getting five calls from the same campaign. Is it just me, or has anyone else been getting excessive amounts of solicitation this year? Does anyone agree that the no-call list should be expanded to include political causes?