Saturday, July 24, 2010

The Value of Minor Candidates

They can spur discussion of important issues that major candidates avoid talking about for fear of alienating voters.

They can give voters who feel marginalized a reason to go to the polls and participate.

And they can bring much-needed class and levity to elections that are often known for negative campaigning.

Here is gubenatorial candidate Tim John with my favorite campaign commercial this year (h/t Zach W):

2 comments:

Deekaman said...

Very good. Funny you should mention "minor candidates". I have a former intern running for State Rep out your way. David Olson. Great kid and deserving of the votes.

Zach W. said...

Tim really is a great guy, and while he may not have much of a chance of beating Tom Barrett, he deserves to have his voice heard by voters.