As Jerry Remmers has noted HERE and as I also noted in our popular Around the Sphere linkfest, Nevada Republican senatorial candidate Sue Lowden wants to lower health care costs by adopting a barter economy to pay doctors. She gave a chicken as an example of something that has been given to doctors in past.
It is true that some Americans do, indeed, tinker with the barter system. There are legitimate barter associations you can join. So perhaps people are not taking her idea seriously enough . Some think it’s truly fowl idea – an idea that laid an egg and wonder who really hatched the idea to bring it up.
But she CAN use the publicity her comments generated to her advantage. We don’t usually offer campaign advice on TMV, but we’ll make an exception here.
Why not use some political slogans such as:
“Donate to Sue Lowden’s Campaign Nest Egg”
“Sue Lowden: She Favors Fair Trade.”
“Sue Lowden won’t yoke around in Congress.”
“Sue Lowden in Congress: A Feather In Your Cap”
And how about some mood music,? Here’s some that may help:
For instance, this could be used at campaign rallies as entry music:
At the end of the rally you need some music that is moving, touching and emotional, like this:
Or maybe something more accessible to young voters:
And there even a dance. If you need instructions, here’s an old video that shows you precisely how to do it:
And here’s a livelier version that can be played during rallies:
Now, just imagine THIS SCENE at her campaign rallies with all the happy potential voters:
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