Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Another fabulous headshot.
The clock is ticking and I have to make some progress towards amassing a fabulous warchest for the impending campaign for Commissioner of Insurance, Fire Safety, Comptroller General and Race Track Regulator for the great state of Georgia. A quick check of the campaign coffers indicates that the status from last month of zero, nada, nothin' is rapidly becoming the status quo. What to do?
I know from my personal experience with other Libertarian campaigns for elected office in Georgia that we Libertarians do not get the same level of donations that our republican brothers and sisters do. As I've observed in other posts here, there's not to much cash in the Liberty game, just Liberty and stuff. That does not mean that it's not important, it just means that since we don't hold any elected offices we don't have the ability to barter the publics money for campaign contributions from rent seeking corporations, single issue advocacy groups and the whole herd of special interests that have become a plague upon our land.
Thus the corundum, can a Libertarian politician can mount and sustain an effective political campaign with no financial resources? The short answer is that you can't. Name plates cost money, push cards cost money, yard signs are astronomical and a major media buy? Fogettaboutit!
And so I appeal to the readership for a modicum of financial support. I'm not asking for $120,000 worth of illegal PAC contributions from Alabama, I'm looking to get John Oxendines old job, not become his clone. I'm not asking for $34,000 in donations from insurance companies like republican Ralph Hudgens got last year, although that would certainly set Libertarian records for fundraising here in Georgia.
If every member of the readership could see their way to donating a sawbuck to this campaign over the next month that would work out to $40,000 bucks. That's enough to run a competent asymmetric web based campaign that will ensure that our message of Smaller Government, Lower Taxes and More Freedom is featured on the menu for the Insurance Commissioners race.
So, please ponder my request. Then reach for your checkbook and send me a $20 dollar check.
Thank you for your support!
Posted by Shane Bruce at 5:01 PM