Another day, another super weird situation in Kansas politics.
First it was the 100 Republicans endorsing Paul Davis – Democrat for Governor of Kansas. Hell must have been very cold that day, because I have no doubt it froze over when those Republicans (gasp) endorsed a Democrat for Governor. Now we have this little gem that came to my attention on twitter last night:
I have confirmed that it was mailed to at least two people. How many people I have no idea. So let’s break down the pros and cons of this mailer and the impact it could have on the election.
1. Who ever wrote this is as bad at grammar as I am – “vote yes on Greg Orman” – on Greg Orman? Shouldn’t it be FOR Greg Orman? Call me crazy, but don’t you vote “on” an issue and “for” a person? Hell, I might be wrong. Maybe that’s why I’m blogging for free and they pay people big bucks to write these political mailers.
2. Greg Orman delivers. Doesn’t sound like a bad thing to me, however, I’m not exactly sure what’s in those boxes. Maybe its boxes of votes supporting Harry Reid and Barack Obama? Maybe it’s implying that Barack Obama and Harry Reid are in the boxes? Maybe they are going to jump out of those boxes and yell “surprise” like a cake with a stripper in it?
3. I will have to give two thumbs down on the photoshopping of the face on the UPS delivery guy body. That’s pretty bad.
4. And the most important issue with this mailer is the “Paid for by the Kansas Republican Party.” So was this mailer paid for by the KS GOP meaning they are endorsing Greg Orman over Pat Roberts for KS Senate?
I reached out to them via twitter and asked if they had anything to do with this mailer and they said they didn’t. I believe them. It just doesn’t make any sense for them to mail this. Even if they did mail this as an anti-Orman mailer and there was supposed to be some sort of typo on the front – where would it be? How would you rearrange the wording to make it look like an anti-Orman ad? I can’t figure it out. Maybe “Greg Orman Won’t Deliver” or “A lot from the left, nothing from the right, 100% Kansas.” That still doesn’t make much sense.
So who would do this so close to the campaign?
It’s no secret that I want Orman to beat Roberts, but I don’t endorse tactics like this. If the KS GOP didn’t mail this out, who did?
I will say that this is very uncool and tactics like this have no place in Kansas politics. There are so many other ways to win elections the way everyone else does – with negative ad after negative ad.
I’m curious – did you receive one of these mailers? If so, what did you think when you got it?
Now I’ve got to run. Pat Boone is calling telling me to vote for Pat Roberts. Roberts, way to reach out to voters under 80. I heard Zsa Zsa Gabor has some free time. Maybe she can do your next robocall?