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Write-in campaign impact

The past couple days I’ve been sharing thoughts about write-in political campaigns. Successful write-in campaigns seem viable to me, given the power of traditional and social media to motivate people in new and powerful ways.
A candidate with a little cash, some good ideas, and effective media presentation could – I believe – upset the apple cart of the two-party system. This could be a candidate who has never attended a Republican or Democratic Party meeting, who may not even have a party affiliation.
In fact, a write-in candidate could be a complete buffoon … even though his or her web page might look legitimate. That’s a down side.
A theoretic successful campaign would set the two parties howling and they would immediately move to change the write-in rules to protect their monopoly.
A write-in campaign may not seem practical, but I enjoy mulling the concept.
Maybe we need some new faces with new ideas.
Our thought for today is from H. L. Mencken:
“An idealist is one who, on noticing that a rose smells better than a cabbage, concludes that it will also make better soup.”

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11/09/2012 1:07AM
Write-in campaign impact
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