Slate’s Trailhead column picked up a very fun feature on Mitt Romney’s site on Wednesday afternoon enter your name and a friend’s name, and this interesting Flash application will record a phone message for him or her. The site lets you pick issues hmmmm, American Values or Radical Jihad? So hard to decide! and you can choose to have the message sent as an actual phone call or via email. Though unfortunately it wouldn’t let me call myself after 9 pm, so we’ll have to wait until tomorrow morning to test that “feature.” Of course, the system’s also limited to names that Mitt has pre-recorded, so “Colin” was off-limits, and when I tried to use “Pat” for a message to my father, it came out as “Patricia” (sorry about that sex change, Dad). You can also have Mitt record your outgoing voicemail message, which is sure to be a big hit among those willing to part with $25 for the privilege.
Update: After three hours, the message still hasn’t arrived, filling me with great sadness and a profound sense of loss. Fortunately there are dirty tricks to read about, including the nasty use of REAL robo-calls to mislead voters or maybe just “educate” them about certain candidates.