For Garden Staters who think President Obama – star of television, the internet, newspapers, magazines and radio – is not sufficiently ubiquitous, your prayers have been answered: he may soon be coming to your phone.
“Hi this is President Obama,” says the robocall, “I want to apologize for disturbing you, but there’s an important election in New Jersey this coming Tuesday.
“Last year we started the movement for change,” he says. “Now we need to keep it going.”
“That's why I'm asking you to get behind Governor Jon Corzine. Together we can fix our schools, improve health care, turn around the economy so it works for all Americans.
“So please get out to vote on Tuesday. And vote for my friend and your governor Jon Corzine. Thanks for listening.”
You can listen to the call HERE.
The latest Quinnipiac University poll released today showed Corzine and his Republican challenger, former federal prosecutor Chris Christie, in a statistical dead heat. Christie was supported by 42 percent of those polled, with Corzine enjoying 40 percent support. An independent candidate Christopher Daggett had 12 percent.