Too many political advertising fliers left on porch!
Original post made by k on Nov 5, 2007
on Nov 5, 2007 at 12:16 pm
Just pick them up, walk directly to your recycle bin and dump them in. They make good recycling fodder.
on Nov 5, 2007 at 12:20 pm
I tend to agree with this.
Political brochures, however, seem to be a necessary evil in the battle for the ever-increasing need to garner name recognition, even in a community with as much "educated-citizen-density" as Palo Alto.
Unfortunately, most Palo Altans don't vote, and it's a fact that in multi-seat races, some winners near the bottom are only separated by a few hundred (or less) votes.
Thus, the panicked spewing of political literature, in an absessive attempt to "burn in" name recognition.
This kind of thing will continue until we either find a way to ignite more interest in municipal elections, or find promotional modalities other than traditional leaflets and brochures that are truly effective (and measurable).
PA Online has been accepting ads, as have other news-related online venues. I wonder if there's a way to measure the relative effectiveness of those ads.
on Nov 5, 2007 at 12:30 pm
i find these flyers very helpful--I just take a quick looka nd see who is on the candidates election committee and which local politicians have endorsed him/her.
If I see any of the names of the "usual suspects" from our city hall "good old boy"network--I immediately cross that candidate off of my list to possible recieve my vote.
Very quick and simple way to get down from 8 possible candidates. the flyers then go into the trash with the rest of the garbage