West Palm Obama volunteers call senior citizens to discuss Medicare, Social Securityby Andrew Abramson | August 14th, 2012
Days after Paul Ryan was named Mitt Romney’s GOP running mate, West Palm Beach senior citizen Obama supporters took to the phones today to call fellow elderly residents and criticize the economic plans of the Romney/Ryan campaign. The Obama campaign turned the phone calls into a media event, inviting reporters to listen in.
If an Obama supporter answered the phone, the volunteers thanked them and said: “President Obama is working to preserve and protect a secure and healthy retirement for us today and in the future. The President strongly opposes turning essential programs like Medicare and Social Security — which we have been paying for our entire lives — into vouchers, or leaving them up to the stock market, as the Romney-Ryan plan proposes.”
If an undecided vote on Romney supporter answered the phone, they basically got the same pitch with an added: “After a lifetime of hard work and responsibility, America’s seniors deserve the very best, and President Obama is committed to making sure we hold up our end of the bargain.”
The volunteers were also given various talking points, praising Obama for reducing health care fraud and lowering Medicare premiums.