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February 29th, 2000

Campaign signs

Whether it’s because I live in a DC suburb or just the fact it’s election season, there have been posts with politically-oriented signs along almost every major road in the area. Some urge drivers to vote “Bush in 2000” or “McCain in 2000.” These signs raise two questions:

  1. Do any of these candidates really need signs like this? I’m pretty sure most people know who Bush, McCain, Bradley, and Gore are. It’s not as if the signs give any indication as to what these candidates stand for, so why aren’t there more signs with people’s names we don’t know posted along the road? How about “George Smith in 2000 — georgesmith.com?” I know I’d be a lot more curious to check out a web site based on someone I had never heard of before.
  2. Do any of these “big 4” signs actually influence voters? Picture driving by a “Bush in 2000” sign and saying, “You know, that sign’s made me change my mind. I’m not going to vote for McCain in the primary any more.”
-ram

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FROM: Paul
DATE: Tuesday February 29, 2000 -- 11:06:58PM
George Bush is running for President? I had no idea!



FROM: Franko
DATE: Wednesday March 1, 2000 -- 9:13:03AM
ram-
On a related note, I'm not so sure these candidates should want people pasting their names all over their cars/SUVs, the way some people drive. If I ever was pro-McCain, that pudwak driving the pickup truck with the major "McCain" signage changed my mind when I saw him driving like ass.

Note that I do live in the district where last year those 2 candidates got in a physical altercation over sign placement and alleged sign removals. Talk about your natural selection, the 3rd party candidate, who managed to not get involved in the debacle, won in a landslide. Its a damn good thing that those 2 losers weren't running against Jesse "The Body" Ventura - he would have pile-drived them into the beautiful Loudoun Co. red clay and they would've been used as footers for the next strip mall.



FROM: Franko
DATE: Wednesday March 1, 2000 -- 9:13:06AM
ram-
On a related note, I'm not so sure these candidates should want people pasting their names all over their cars/SUVs, the way some people drive. If I ever was pro-McCain, that pudwak driving the pickup truck with the major "McCain" signage changed my mind when I saw him driving like ass.

Note that I do live in the district where last year those 2 candidates got in a physical altercation over sign placement and alleged sign removals. Talk about your natural selection, the 3rd party candidate, who managed to not get involved in the debacle, won in a landslide. Its a damn good thing that those 2 losers weren't running against Jesse "The Body" Ventura - he would have pile-drived them into the beautiful Loudoun Co. red clay and they would've been used as footers for the next strip mall.



FROM: Robert
DATE: Wednesday March 1, 2000 -- 10:42:38AM
I'm just hoping that the Big Johnson people have a new "Bush in 2000" t-shirt in the works.



FROM: Matt
DATE: Wednesday March 1, 2000 -- 9:06:12PM
Ah the Big Johnson people and their creative wit could ad to any bland presidential campaign. Man I think they should have done some Bij Johnson and Viagra team up last time to support Bob Dole



FROM: Ryan
DATE: Wednesday March 1, 2000 -- 11:52:36PM
Don and Mike have a great habit of playing a "Nice bush" sound clip every time they talk about George W... :)



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DATE: Saturday January 1, 2005 -- 2:12:22 pm



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