From Former Quigley Supporter:
6th and 14th Congressional Districts Updates 8/3/19
One Month from Today for the March 17, 2020, General Primary Election
Oberweis Campaign Has Another Unforced Error
On Thursday, there was an exchange in the comments at Geneva, and 14th congressional district resident Jeff Ward on his blog, The First Ward. The screenshot is below:
So what took place Thursday (August 1) on Oberweis’ campaign Facebook page?
It started with this post:
And there it was, the candidate’s campaign page attempting to respond with a dictionary definition, instead of leaving well enough alone.
My guess is, the campaign staffer/volunteer did not know whom Jeff Ward is, and after Ward’s 2nd response, the campaign did not respond.
There shouldn’t have been a first response.
Oberweis needs to take a lesson from 6th district candidate Evelyn Sanguinetti, and her Facebook page.
Usually when she/her campaign post a meme in Facebook, there are between 200 to 300 comments, most of them negative against Sanguinetti’s post.
I’ve not seen Sanguinetti’s campaign attempt to engage the responders.
Her campaign posts its meme and had done with it.
The kind of exchange Oberweis had on Thursday is not the first time he/his campaign let their enthusiasm to address something in social media go bad.
Back in June, Oberweis engaged Island Lake resident and now James Marter supporter Joe Ptak, on Ted Gradel’s Facebook page.
Oberweis’ congressional campaign, almost from day 1, have committed numerous unforced errors which would need an entire article to enumerate.
As Ward said in his response to me, Oberweis’ campaign can use some professional guidance, which is puzzling given Oberweis’ successful track record in business.
A congressional campaign, especially for a district that could determine which party controls the U.S. House is the “big leagues” of campaigns.
It’s not a local county board race or township trustee race.
As we move into the post-Labor Day petition-circulating period next month, may all of the congressional campaigns rise to the occasion and show their integrity, professionalism and organization because the only way the 2 Democratic incumbents will be unseated in 2020 is with all of that, and millions of dollars to get that message out.
Back in the heyday of print media, there was an old saying, “Never pick a fight with a man who buys ink by the barrel and paper by the ton.”
While blogger Jeff Ward is no longer in print media, he literally wrote the book on winning campaigns at the local level, with applicability to congressional campaigns, too.
Well, Ward wrote a book.
Excellent Resource for Running a Local Campaign Which Can be Adapted to a Congressional Race
With petition circulation beginning a month from now, anyone thinking of running for office should at least check this out.
This was the book, which was officially released for sale this past Tuesday, July 30, Jeff Ward and I exchanged comments in the above update concerning Oberweis, and it has a chapter about social media and dealing with trolls:
Great to see a blogger publish their first book. Check it out for yourself.
Book site link: https://winalocalelection.com
Majority of House Democrats Now Support Socialist Single Payer Medicare-for-All
With thanks to the Congressional Leadership Fund SuperPAC, I just learned last month, the Medicare-for-All legislation in the House crossed a dubious threshold.
Half of the House Democratic Caucus support the House bill as sponsor and co-sponsors:
It’s not just impeachment inquiry support that has 118 Democrats in favor.
So with 117 cosponsors, plus the sponsor, Congresswoman Parmila Jayapal (D, WA) who co-chairs the House Progressive Caucus, H.R. 1384 has half of the Democrats in the House support.
Neither Congressman Sean Casten or Congresswoman Lauren Underwood are among the cosponsors.
This is how extreme the Democratic Party, led by progressives, has become and we did not just witness it among the Democratic presidential debate participants this past week.
That alone scares me even though Casten and Underwood do not support it.
As I said in a comment in the Underwood McHenry County appearances article, Single-payer Medicare-for-All is extreme.
I’m sure I am not alone.