Originally Posted by Mark_Y
That's it Steve, throw a barb at Bush anytime you can. The fact that Bradford's company has bad management (his words) has nothing to do with why Bradford's position was eliminated. It's all Bush's fault.
Are you really as ignorant as you appear?
Actually Steve has a point, but not in the way he thinks.
The entire company I worked for does telephone fundraising for conservative political groups, right-wing Christian charities and anti-abortion groups. The (too) rapid growth of the company and tripling in size of my department came about because of all the money that we made in 2004, when we were one of only two companies hired to do nationwide fundraising for the Bush-Cheney campaign.
The losses that the company has been experiencing for the past year-and-a-half are because the new donor acquisition programs that we ran (with contractual breakeven agreements) for the Republican National Committee, National Republican Senatorial Committee, National Republican Congressional Committee and Concerned Women for America have actually lost tremendous amounts of money due to the low approval rating of President Bush and other Republicans.
Bad management certainly plays a big part in this, as I don't know why you would continue to run thousands of hours a week in calls that lose anywhere from $10-20/hour. Additionally, the fact that National Right to Life does not pay its bills and at one point owed my company $1.2 million in Accounts Receivables puts a tremendous strain on cash flow and has caused my old company to tap out the lines of credit and forced the President and his wife (the co-owners) to take out a loan against their house.
Overall, based on the response our calling programs were receiving from the call lists of people who would normally tend to be Republicans, I would say its a very good possibility that the Democrats will clean up in the November elections.
EDIT - when I refer to the President taking out a loan on his house, I am not referring to President Bush, but rather the CEO and President of my former company.