"Hi Jamie," read an email from campaign aide Rick Gorka, who made news recently with his profane outburst at reporters during Romney's recent overseas trip.
"The pool reports are reserved for the organizations participating in the pool rotation," Gorka wrote.
In other words - since I'm not covering the candidate on a daily basis, I don't get any of the up close information on what Romney is doing.
Something tells me that Mr. Gorka has never been a reporter before, because he would certainly understand how useful the pool reports are that are sent out daily by the White House.
Little bits of color, little bits of information are disseminated in those emails to reporters like myself - material which finds its way into our print stories, and our chats on the radio and television.
If I was a reporter at the Associated Press or maybe the New York Times and Wall Street Journal - or maybe one of the big broadcast networks, it would be okay to get that "pool" material.
But my employer, the Cox Media Group, with dozens of radio stations, TV stations from coast to coast and major newspapers in Ohio, Florida, Texas and Georgia isn't big enough for the Romney campaign.
It sure would be helpful to know what Romney is doing when I get on the air at my two radio stations and a TV station in Florida - or on our radio and TV stations in Ohio.
It sure would be helpful to know what Romney is doing when I go on one of our nationally syndicated radio shows.
I know I'm not a big shot - but it would be nice to get a little help to do my job.
"Let me know if you have any questions," Gorka the press aide told me by email about my "pool" report rejection notice.
Oh yeah. I have lots of questions.
How about this one.
"Is it really a big deal to let me have the Romney Pool reports by email?"