Badnarik Billboard #2

Another impressive billboard by the Badnarik campaign:

According to campaign manager Allen Hacker:

This one’s more rural, out near the center of the district. It’s on the major connector between Brenham and Somerville (both in the district). All traffic coming from Somerville or home from the lake to Brenham will see this one clearly for at least 200 yards. Daily traffic is 6100 cars, and the cost through the election was $3950.

Additionally, there is supposed to be a third billboard on the way that will be located between Houston and Austin.

I am getting excited about Badnarik’s probability of success. Regardless of whether he wins or loses, donations to this campaign are money well spent for the publicity factor alone.

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  • http://www.lpgeorgia.com Trevor Southerland

    It’s the middle of April and a Libertarian Congressional candidate all ready has a full paid staff, two billboards paid until election day, with a third coming…

    I think that’s one of the signs of the end of times.

    Congratulations to Michael and the staff and thanks for representing the LP with pride.

  • http://www.impeachbush.org Oppressed by Bush

    Lighting the fires of Liberty? The last thing on people’s minds right now is starting fires. I think that ad is going to keep a lot of people from voting, especially religious ones.
    I want to see Libertarians getting elected too, but you guys need to unite together and create a standard-definition for the word “Libertarian”–at least one you all could agree on. Then, select some possible-honest leaders and send them off to acting school and speech class. Yes! That’s right! Americans love good actors with a strong voice but distrust honest looking people. After good scholarly beating, give them some sensitivity training, in case they are confroned by religious folk, and then send your new actors and their new image to TV shows and TV Ads(Yes,I know it’s expensive).

    Let’s not forget that people(the general public) are animals too, so please feed them what they need most and good luck, we’re all counting on you.

  • http://libertarian.explorecraft.com/TheOneLaw.htm Paul Anderson

    Actually, this is rather humorous and mnemonic as well,
    as lighting fires in central Texas is under strict
    ad-hoc state control depending on the weather gurus.

    For those who don’t know, at various times of the year
    the ‘burn bans’ come up and the local news casters
    excitedly report exactly who can burn what where and how.
    (Austin ‘news-casters’ can make these announcements
    sound like we are on the verge of the Apocalypse…)
    The bans almost seem capricious at times.

    That said, the signs are extremely well proportioned
    with the pertinent details attractively spelled out.
    Except for the absence of Libertarian Party affiliation,
    which I understand is a wickedly top secret (almost underhanded)
    tactic to garner some free media exposure.

    Badnarik has an excellent chance at winning this time.

    PS: (the definition of Libertarian)
    Being Libertarian means being free to disagree with everyone without abusing anyone.
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    gotcha !!

  • Stuart Richards

    Let’s not forget that people(the general public) are animals too, so please feed them what they need most and good luck, we’re all counting on you.

    That sort of attitude is the sort that loses us votes. If the people are so stupid, what makes you think they’re capable of liberty? I think they aren’t stupid; they’re just waiting for us to get realistic. Well, here we are.

  • George Whitfield

    I am happy to see Michael Badnarik’s second billboard. This is basic but effective and necessary advertising. I am glad that he is waging an active campaign.

  • http://www.impeachbush.org Oppressed by Bush

    Stuart,
    I meant no offence by what I said, I’m sorry if I did. I never meant to convey “people are so stupid”

    I offer this alternative explanation and I hope it is not offensive: As far as I know and have learned, we are all classified as humans(homo sapiens), but that nonetheless we are all considered animals too, by design. Though we call ourselves modern humans, We all posses subconscious, animal-like, intuitive instincs and behaviours that help us to survive, cope and progress in the everyday world. To a limited extent, these basic traits can also affect our decisions and can even have a profound impact on who we choose as leaders.

    Stricly my opinion: The only real problem with our basic traits or tendencies is that some of us out there posses the ability to lie and deceive without detection by taking advange of our own system of instincs and intuition, as many leaders have before–like the “good ol’boy” Bush Regime for instance.

  • Paul Pace

    I realy like that logo and the torch symbol put in it. I think the torch would be a great symbol for Libertarianism in general, just like the GOP has the elephant and the Democrats have the Donkey.

  • http://libertarianyouth.blogspot.com Nigel Watt

    Paul, political cartoonists, the real force behind the donkey and the elephant, would never go for a torch – a torch character really can’t do much.

  • Michael H. Wilson

    Nice. Hopefully more Libertarian candidates will see the value and start using billboards as a tool in their campaigns. Just one tool of many.
    M.H.W.

  • http://articulatecampaigns.com Allen Hacker

    Dear Oppressed…,

    The reason people who touch Michael vote for Michael is exactly because he doesn’t treat them like hamburgers.

    -0-

  • http://libertarian.explorecraft.com/TheOneLaw.htm Paul Anderson

    The torch symbol is an interesting way of alluding to
    the Lady Liberty symbol widely used in LP ads.

    The thought occurs that contrasting the crude animals
    used as symbols for the Democrats/Republicans
    against the use of the quasi-human statue of liberty
    speaks volumes about the difference in principles.

    But, really now:
    Would you rather spend an evening in bed with -
    a pachyderm, a jackass, or Lady Liberty?

    -X-

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  • joe

    Advice: Say something in your ad. – “Family, Property, Security” is not enough to urge someone to vote (although there is merit is only covering name recognition in a sign – in which case it should only say name, office, and party)
    Advice (part 2) advertise the “L” word. The sooner you get the voters used to the “L” word the better. Shocking them on Election day, standing in the voting booth is too late. They have to walk in to the booth prepared with the fact that “their guy” is a Libertarian.
    Who am I? I’m the guy who learned this lesson the hard way in 2000 while running the “Elect Glazer” campaign, and have won 4 campaigns since (and am currently holding office and proudly use the “L” word.

  • joe johnson

    Free advice is worth what you pay for it, but here it is nonetheless.
    Advice: Say something in your ad. – “Family, Property, Security” while cute, is not enough to urge someone to vote (although there is merit is only covering name recognition in a sign – in which case it should only say name, office, and party)
    Advice (part 2) advertise the “L” word. The sooner you get the voters used to the “L” word the better. Shocking them on Election day, while standing in the voting booth is too late. They have to walk in to the booth prepared with the fact that “their guy” is a Libertarian – not learning it when they are about to vote.
    Who am I? I’m the guy who learned this lesson the hard way in 2000 while running the “Elect Glazer” campaign in Colorado, and have won 4 campaigns since (and am currently holding office and proudly use the “L” word. But enough from me. It’s your campaign to run, I’m just glad that you’ve got a serious race going. Good luck Michael!