Conservative email service?

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Registered: 03-01-2010
Conservative email service?
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Thu, 08-05-2010 - 9:54pm

I think that as a fundraising idea it's kind of neat. I'm not sure how effective it would be for him in terms of thwarting companies like Apple, but:

Ronald Reagan's Son Launches @Reagan Email Alternative to Lefty Gmail, AOL, Hotmail

Aug. 2, 2010

"Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!"

Ronald Reagan's famous challenge to the Russian leader became a rallying-cry to end the Cold War. Now, decades later, Reagan's son is taking up the torch, albeit for a more important cause: ending the left-wing's dominance of email service providers. Launched recently, Michael Reagan's new email service aims to whup the pants off providers such as Gmail, like the Gipper did Mondale.

"People who believe in true Reagan Conservative Values are unwittingly supporting the Obama, Pelosi, and Reid liberal agenda," writes Reagan. "Every time you use your e-mail from companies like Google, AOL, Yahoo, Hotmail, Apple and others, you are helping liberals. These companies are, and will continue, to be huge supporters financially and with technology of those that are hurting our country. Is that where you want your money to go?"

The ace up Reagan's sleeve isn't some snazzy search features, in-browser chat, or cloud-based storage--none of that free crap. For only $39.95 per year, you can purchase your very own email handle @Reagan.com, and "put your name next to the name of the Greatest Conservative of all, my father Ronald Reagan," he boasts. Unfortunately, The.Gipper, Trickle.Down.Economics, and Suck.it.Carter@Reagan.com are all taken. Blast! All proceeds from the low, unheard-of annual $40 price tag will go toward supporting conservative causes and winning back the country from Apple's death grip.

Reagan's primary reason for starting the service isn't wrong (the companies listed above do overwhelmingly donate to Democrats, not Republicans), but it is hilarious that while chastising consumers for supporting these left-leaning firms, Reagan is simultaneously advertising for them.

Email from @Reagan.com promises to be compatible with any Windows or Mac computer, accessible online through Microsoft Outlook, and available on-the-go with the iPhone.

However, Reagan manages to avoid using Google and YouTube, wisely uploading his website's welcome video to PopModal, "the conservative alternative to YouTube."

To be apart of this tight-knit community of Reaganites, head here to register. If you are not sold by the above features, check out this policy gem: "You are using the Services AT YOUR OWN RISK and we are under no obligation to provide you with any support, error corrections, updates, upgrades, bug fixes and/or enhancements of the Service." What would you expect for $39.95 annually? Customer service?

So watch your back, Google. The Gipper's coming for you.

http://www.fastcompany.com/1676888/ronald-reagans-son-launches-gmail-and-yahoo-competitor

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Registered: 10-15-2008
Thu, 08-05-2010 - 10:04pm

LOL! 40 bucks for no customer service? Not to mention you are paying for typically free programs. But umm...I guess they are conservative programs? lol
Guess you have to take personal responsibility for your problems. *snickers*
It's certainly novel, but I don't see it going anywhere. Not with that sort of customer service policy. Not to mention google and you tube are free and have customer service.
Cute idea I guess...but yeah..a non-starter in my opinion. Funny as hell though.

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Registered: 03-10-2010
Thu, 08-05-2010 - 10:49pm
In all fairness, there ARE people who are so proud of/for Reagan, they'd gladly pay for the privilege of an email service that lets them put Reagan in their email address somewhere. This could be a great success. Think of it this way, if just a million GOPer/Reagan fans sign up, that's $40 million. How much could that server/email service be costing? Probably less than a million, so all the rest is profit. Plus, if a million are so enamored with this idea and sign up, those are the hardcore members of the base to be approached time and time again for Republican fundraising. Ronnie would be so proud of his son selling the Reagan name for this.

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Registered: 07-15-2010
Fri, 08-06-2010 - 11:17am

I think it's a very creative idea. So is the www.firenancypelosi.com initiative.

I know my state is in the top ten!


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Registered: 03-01-2010
Fri, 08-06-2010 - 10:51pm
Is it something that you would sign up for?