New Campaign Strategy?

Posted: January 14th, 2008 | Author: | Filed under: Political | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

I just left a comment on Why Organic? ‘s blog. The post calls out Romney for some stuff he said said in Michigan. The post mentioned various things that Presidential candidates could be doing with all that money they raise other than paying for advertising.

I’ve often thought about what would happen if one of the candidates took on this new campaign strategy: spend the money changing lives instead of just talking about change. With the millions of dollars they invest into their cross-country trips and ridiculous commercials, they could go to these states and put the money into children’s clinics instead of just talking about children without health care. In place of tax cut rhetoric, put some real money into a few families pockets that are in need. Give money to local food banks and shelters to help those who need it most. Build a youth center to get kids off of the streets or a library instead of telling them you won’t leave them behind.


If any of the candidates tried anything remotely close to this, the candidate would get all of the FREE press and media coverage anyone could ask for. That candidate might be worthy of the office of President of the United States.


- mooney

  • Sheree

    Bingo. :-) A positive message and a great idea indeed.

  • Jay

    Hey! Good idea, It would undoubtedly change more lives than the rampant waste of political campaigning. After all there will only be one winner and the funds collected by the losing parties would seem to have been flushed down the political toilet. If they spent larger portions of their campaigning budget on some sort of humanitarian or social benefit it would go a long way in, how do you say, Putting your money where your mouth is.

  • Christopher Hopper

    But then, they’d actually be doing something worth while! I’m not sure that’s what the goal is of running for president.

    (Sorry, I don’t get the luxury of being cynical on my flog so I have to with yours).