How to win every election from now on

You need votes.  (Well, duh!)

I’m going to suggest that this is how you get votes:

  • Go into the cities. Not just any urban areas, but specifically target the most densely populated places in the nation.

  • Set up storefront offices. Make them extra welcoming. Invite people in, offer them free coffee and bagels.
  • Preach the benefits of liberty, of free market capitalism, of self reliance.
  • Fill the place with exhibits, displays, and charts. Give away books,…
  1. BrentB67

    Interesting idea, I think I will let you go first. How about starting in Philadelphia, let me know how it goes.

  2. Zafar

    Why so much effort?  Just work the gerrymander like they are in Virginia.

  3. Fred Cole

    That’s a good idea, Don.

    You’re in charge of it.

  4. Fred Cole

    Thinking about it: You should put it in the mall.

    Cause if you were to set up something like that, you’d get vandals and protesters.  Probably more of the latter.  If your storefront is on a street, they could use the public sidewalk.  But they can’t protest in the mall, they’d be asked to leave.

  5. Cornelius Julius Sebastian

    Now we just need to get the Koch Brothers to bank roll this. 

  6. Stan Sneed

    Don’t think the “professional” campaign consultants would ever go for it.  Too much in love with doing their media buys and arranging faux enthusiastic crowds for rallies and what not.

  7. Don Tillman
    BrentB67: Interesting idea, I think I will let you go first. How about starting in Philadelphia, let me know how it goes. · 4 hours ago

    I meant to say that the RNC should fund this.  (I’ll add that in.)  It would be a much better investment than campaign ads on tv.

    Philadelphia, where many districts were unable to cast a single Republican vote, would be a very reasonable choice.  That’s a large potential yield.

  8. Don Tillman
    Zafar: Why so much effort?  Just work the gerrymander like they are in Virginia. · 3 hours ago

    Gerrymandering only works in certain distributions of the voting population. 

    And gerrymandering requires already being the party in power, otherwise you don’t have the opportunity to position district lines.

    And gerrymandering is fundamentally wrong at some level.

  9. Don Tillman
    Fred Cole: Thinking about it: You should put it in the mall.

    Cause if you were to set up something like that, you’d get vandals and protesters.  Probably more of the latter.  If your storefront is on a street, they could use the public sidewalk.  But they can’t protest in the mall, they’d be asked to leave. · 2 hours ago

    “Asked to leave” by a mall cop?   The folks at the Genius Bar would be packing heat you know.  :-)

    Vandals and protestors would be bad, sure, but that could also be an opportunity.

  10. Don Tillman
    Fred Cole: That’s a good idea, Don.

    You’re in charge of it. · 2 hours ago

    I’m probably not the best choice as the day-to-day mechanics of this aren’t in my area of expertise.  

    But it would be a paying position, and it should pay well.

  11. Don Tillman
    Stan Sneed: Don’t think the “professional” campaign consultants would ever go for it.  Too much in love with doing their media buys and arranging faux enthusiastic crowds for rallies and what not. · 1 hour ago

    Indeed.  This would be a missionary program that would replace some fraction of the current campaign consultants.  

    Creative Destruction, man.  The media buys have not been performing.

  12. BrentB67
    Don Tillman

    BrentB67: Interesting idea, I think I will let you go first. How about starting in Philadelphia, let me know how it goes. · 4 hours ago

    I meant to say that the RNC should fund this.  (I’ll add that in.)  It would be a much better investment than campaign ads on tv.

    Philadelphia, where many districts were unable to cast a single Republican vote, would be a very reasonable choice.  That’s a large potential yield. · 2 hours ago

    You should visit some of those districts in Philadelphia. Take a drive through with your kids in the car and windows rolled down.

    People that brag about Obamaphones and vote 100% for Obama aren’t real high on bagels and lectures on the Constitution.

  13. Fred Cole
    BrentB67

    Don Tillman

    BrentB67: Interesting idea, I think I will let you go first. How about starting in Philadelphia, let me know how it goes. · 4 hours ago

    I meant to say that the RNC should fund this.  (I’ll add that in.)  It would be a much better investment than campaign ads on tv.

    Philadelphia, where many districts were unable to cast a single Republican vote, would be a very reasonable choice.  That’s a large potential yield. · 2 hours ago

    You should visit some of those districts in Philadelphia. Take a drive through with your kids in the car and windows rolled down.

    People that brag about Obamaphones and vote 100% for Obama aren’t real high on bagels and lectures on the Constitution. · 11 minutes ago

    It would make for an interesting experiment.

  14. Don Tillman
    BrentB67

    You should visit some of those districts in Philadelphia. Take a drive through with your kids in the car and windows rolled down.

    People that brag about Obamaphones and vote 100% for Obama aren’t real high on bagels and lectures on the Constitution. · 28 minutes ago

    I certainly don’t want anybody to get hurt.

    But the goal here is not to go to the high crime rate areas, and the goal is not to fix up the most dangerous sections of a given city.  

    The goal is population density; to get physical access to the largest number of people and to do it with maximum efficiency.  So a little research can supply the safer high density urban areas.

  15. Fred Cole
    Don Tillman

    BrentB67

    You should visit some of those districts in Philadelphia. Take a drive through with your kids in the car and windows rolled down.

    People that brag about Obamaphones and vote 100% for Obama aren’t real high on bagels and lectures on the Constitution. · 28 minutes ago

    I certainly don’t want anybody to get hurt.

    But the goal here is not to go to the high crime rate areas, and the goal is not to fix up the most dangerous sections of a given city.  

    The goal is population density; to get physical access to the largest number of people and to do it with maximum efficiency.  So a little research can supply the safer high density urban areas. · 0 minutes ago

    I’d go into a high crime area.  You’d want cameras and a security guard.  But if the computers were bolted down, there’d be nothing to steal.

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