Have to tell you I am frustrated at the Darren Bailey for Governor website.
It is not that it is not comprehensive.
It’s that I could not find an email address or a phone number.
As regular readers know, McHenry County Blog is an attempt to recreate the communication platform that weekly and the one daily (the Woodstock Sentinel) newspaper performed when I first ran for the office of McHenry County Treasurer in 1966.
At that time, newspapers were the only advertising game in town.
So, if a politician or public official sent a press release, odds were good it would be printed.
The papers needed stories around which to wrap their ads.
So, those sending press releases had a pretty direct pipeline to citizen/voters.
Not so much now.
The role I want McHenry County Blog to play is to allow candidates and public officials to communicate directly with readers.
That’s why I print press releases.
The politicians take their best shots and you get to take away from them what you wish.
And, unlike newspapers, which still accept some letters to the editor and internet comments, readers here can post their reactions in pretty much real time.
(My program forces me to approve the first commenter comment someone makes, but thereafter, they go up automatically.)
I searched Bailey’s web site, but could not find a press release to share.
Bailey did speak at the One Nation Under God fundraiser in Lake Geneva this past summer, so you can get an idea what he is all about by reading that article.
You can view his announcement speech here.
It was pretty obvious that a State Representative does not drive five hours (over 300 miles) from Lewisville to Lake Geneva to promote a State Senate campaign.
If I receive his press release, I’ll post it.