Monday, October 25, 2010

Q the Eye/10.25.10

Dear LakeCountyEye,

Help! There is an election soon, I'm down in the polls. I thought elections were about money, manpower, message. My message seems to be: Where's the money? Where's the manpower?

Countdown to Victory

Dear Down for the Count,

You're not getting the support you nodoubt befittingly deserve because of a widespread perception: you're a loser. Compared to your prospects, volunteers/donors think the Titanic has a better chance at outrunning the iceberg. Luckily in politics perception is 99% of everything. Operatives current with this blog know what needs to be done:
The Numbers Racket
Commission a legitimate-looking poll that purports to show you neck-and-neck with your opponent. Then get some downstate free-shopper weekly to publish your poll. (Quincy, IL is in Illinois, isn't it?) Then shop the story around to the real media. Local MSM reporters can be counted on to be gullible & indolent enough to swallow your fake poll verbatim, and thank you for the scoop.

Reading between the lines of the Daily Herald, that's exactly what one local candidate did ...
But since then, "donations have been pouring in like you wouldn't believe," [Nick] Provenzano said. "It was like the spigot turned on." He points to a We Ask America poll released Sept. 30 showing Walsh and Bean tied at 41 percent apiece as a catalyst, saying it forced people to pay more attention.
8th Congressional Dist. candidate Walsh turns to TV
And that candidate is now dining on caviar and champagne, while only a few weeks ago he was reduced to a diet of beans and cheap wines.

Do the same and your LakeCountyEye guarantees election night will be all champagne wishes and caviar dreams.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

BB....Nick P obviously didn't get you the memo. It is a gimmick to raise money to pay off old debt, liens, attorney fees, SR-22s and what have you.