We may not yet be done with candidate announcements: Just sat through a nearly half hour survey call that was very clearly message testing for Bill DeBlasio.
Started with likelyhood of caucusing (do you KNOW who you are talking to?) and Iowa right/wrong track (WRONG!)
Was then asked fav/unfav on some candidates, DeBlasio listed first,
Harris, Warren, Sanders, Buttigeig, Biden. Then did who would you
support, choices were those names plus Beto, Booker, Gillibrand. (Names
may have rotated?)
I had to coach the caller on how to pronounce "DeBlasio," this was
before I figured out the call was actually for DeBlasio! He stayed with
correct pronunciation for rest of call. You're welcome. Caller had touble with some other names, too; Gillibrand was "Christy Anne" and Beto was "O-ROAR-a-key."
Was then asked a series of characteristics; still had not figured out
who call was for. Progressive policies, experience, bring country
together not divide, "real results that matter to families," cares about
people like you, can beat Trump... will support workers and the middle class, shares your values,
inspirational, honest and trustworthy. Still had not figured out who
call was for.
Was then asked a series of two statements, which I liked better.
gets things done vs. ideas and polices
Best to beat Trump. vs. views same as my own
Progressive vs. pragmatism.
Last one gave it away: Mayor of NYC out of touch vs. mayor of NYC an experienced executive.
Was then read a series of statements about DeBlasio and asked how I
liked them. They were loooong. Health care, family (including specific
mention of multiracial family), "compassion not hate," "experience
standing up to Trump," "always on the side of the people."
I was also re-asked at the end about presidential preference. Names
again rotated; Gillibrand was in the mix this time and the dude had more
trouble with that than he had with "DeBlasio"
Closed with demographics: party, liberal/moderate/conservative, education level,
employment, income, union membership, black or Hispanic. Not asked about
age, they asked for me by name so I assume they had my voter record.