Thursday, October 28, 2010

More fun with yard signs!

For all my fellow campaign staffers and volunteers, and anyone who's ever gotten in a shouting match about font selection on yard signs...

JASPER, IN—A blue corrugated plastic sign bearing the name of candidate Todd Young has invigorated and galvanized voters in southeastern Indiana's 9th District congressional race, catapulting the Republican to an all but insurmountable lead over his opponent, Democratic incumbent Baron Hill.
The 24-by-18-inch signboard, which political pundits have called an "instant game changer" since its appearance on Jasper, IN's Jackson Street last Friday, features a red, white, and blue color scheme, four stars above Young's name, and the slogan "Promise of a New Tomorrow." It also includes the word "Vote" and a check-mark-filled square next to the candidate's name, a strategy expected to triple turnout at the polls as throngs of voters rush to support Young.
"When I drove by the sign two days ago, I had to pull over to the side of the road and catch my breath," said Jade Williams, 34, a lifelong Democrat and former supporter of Baron Hill. "I'd never felt such a profound connection to a candidate before. Then I saw the powerful red line under his name and knew I had to drive to City Hall immediately and register as a Republican."
"It's the promise of a new tomorrow," Williams added.
While the 9th District seat was considered a toss-up prior to the sign's erection, a tidal wave of support has now emerged for Young, who over the past two days has received key endorsements from Newt Gingrich, Sarah Palin, and former president Bill Clinton.
Experts across the country are calling the small but legible sign a "brilliant political move," and have praised Young's campaign for making the sign double-sided so it can be seen by motorists driving in both directions....
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  1. Unfortunately, the sign in the picture is not the sign described in the text. I'm speculating the Young campaign is kind of busy at this point, but it would be interesting to see the actual sign once all the dust has cleared.

    Introducing a new sign late in the campaign, with graphic ties to previous signs, is pure genius.

    There are so many bad signs out there, it is nice to hear about a success story.

  2. Sorry, I should have been more clear. The Onion is a satirical website, so this is just a solid dose of sarcasm.


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