and CEO of Goodwin Construction, Inc., Carl Goodwin
I am writing to thank you for your invitation to your dinner party on the night of September 10th. Unfortunately, I am unable to attend; I have a press conference scheduled for that very time. It is quite possibly my most important public appearance so far. My opponent has made a recent promise about taking funding away from building projects, and, as you know, this has caused a general feeling of distrust toward him. I have been advised to take this splendid opportunity to publicize my own views on building projects, about how we should have as many as we can.
I was wondering if, as the CEO of Goodwin Construction, Inc., you would support me in this decision, perhaps encourage your colleagues and friends to watch my press conference? Certainly, my new opinions about building projects would certainly profit you and your high-up employees. However, without your support, I fear that I will not be able to make this promise, for if even the best construction corporation in New York does not back me, it will seem as if I will not be able to accomplish it if I win the election.
Thank you for your continued help with my campaign. It is genuinely appreciated.
I apologize for the inconvenient timing of my dinner party. What a pity that you cannot make it; I would have liked for you to meet some of my close friends. I am certain you would have enjoyed that as well. I suppose I can always have another gathering--save the date for October 16th. Unless, of course, you have another event in that busy schedule of yours, in which case I understand if you do not wish to meet my colleagues.
As for the topic of your press conference, I am delighted to see that your campaign is beginning to center around our shared desires. I would be very happy to give you my financial support, in addition to ensuring a generally positive feeling toward you in my office, and in workplaces similar to mine. If you continue to hold such events in which you say a few kind words about the demand for construction in New York, I will continue to back you. Enclosed is a check for a “small” donation to your campaign.
I appreciate your willingness to contribute to my campaign; it will help me greatly for me to be associated with a company such as yours. But please, do not take offense at the scheduling of my press conference! You know that I would be honored to meet your friends and colleagues. If they would like to speak to me, I encourage you to ask them to telephone me, or email; whichever one is more convenient for them. As you know, I am more than happy to accommodate anyone as influential as you and your friends.
Luckily, I do not have anything on my schedule for October 16th, so I will be able to discuss this with them, too. I believe you are close with the CEO of General Motors? Please be sure to mention my strong desire to add more highways (funded by taxpayer money, of course). And as you know, it is my strong desire to commission your company to build these highways. Just a thought of mine; if you dislike these ideas, please be sure to let me know before my press conference.
Certainly, I believe that building more highways will help the economy of New York, in addition to being beneficial for the residents of the city. With all the promotion of public transportation these days, the demand for highways is decreasing… But the taxi industry links public transportation and the need for highways. Be sure to discuss this with my friend and colleague, Jude Syers, head of the Taxi Workers’ Union.
It seems to me as if our mutual needs have been met by this email correspondence. I truly hope that you win the election; New York needs a mayor like you to ensure that the social order and financial pyramid remain strong.