Finally that crap is over!

Kerry lost, which sucks. B.S. won, so Montana lost as well. Again, suckage.

Now, there are many things that can go wrong when you run for election, but the biggest thing that can go wrong is underestimating the anger of the electorate. In otherwords, if someone from your party pisses off the voters, you have to fix it first. No ifs, ands or buts.

What sucks most about this is that good people lose to idiots. Montana is now poised to do some really amazingly bad things in the next few years. Will the state survive? Yes. Will everyone be happy? Um, no. In fact, life will be really sucky until the next governor is elected.

Postmortem and ideas.

Oh, there are many things to fix, but let’s hit the big three first.

  • No matter what, make sure your party is loved. If this means that you have to distance yourself from someone, even to the point of submarining them, do it. You aren’t in this to make friends with politicians, especially those that are leaving office and aren’t well liked.
  • For the sake of everyone, don’t back down and absolutely don’t apologize for having an opinion. Regardless of what you see in the press, we are electing you to represent us, if we don’t know what you stand for, we don’t vote for you.
  • Don’t believe the polls. Let me repeat that: DON’T BELIEVE THE POLLS. They do you no good and, in fact, can kill you either way. If a poll says you’re down, use it to energize your base to expand itself. This means you acknowledge the poll, point out it’s flaws, stress that anytime the press publishes poll numbers they are attempting to influence the vote, and then give a speech and nail home another point of strength for yourself. In fact, use the poll to tell you where to attack next.

There are so many things that go wrong when you’re running a campaign. That said, take heart. It’s not your fault that you lost, it’s that the electorate listened to another person’s message. Thankfully, it’s actually easy to make them listen to you.

This blog is just starting, but if you want to contact me via

by all means, do. I’m excited about where we are going next because I don’t agree with the majority of the U.S. electorate. In fact, I’m not impressed at all. In fact, this election just goes to prove that sometimes being in the majority means you’re with all the idiots.

– KevinMichael Hamm

Categorized as Politics

Choices and Statistics

Of course, you certainly have the option to tell me that I’m losing my mind, but frankly, that’s not the point. I feel that Bob Brown should be governor of Montana, not because I’m having some sort of “return to my youth” mental lapse making me into the Repblican my mother always wanted, but instead, it’s because Bob is actually a Republican I can stand. B.S. is a Democrat I cannot stand. This all boils down to the differences in the Republican party, where you have Conservatives and their wacko cousins, the Fundamentalists. Bush is a Fundamentalist. Bob is a Conservative. I know, they are hard to distinguish, so I’m going to have to write about that very fine line later.

This, however, is more about me making an ad. The maternal unit gave me some interesting documentation that was from one of the Universities in Montana. It showed that growth in Montana has fallen when the Democrats were in charge. Why? Because the Dems made bad decisions. I don’t think they are bad people, but I also don’t think they can run a business, and folks, get it through your heads, government is business.

*The videos that were here are gone. I will repost them at a later date*

I’ve got some thoughts on the whole political campaign mentality as well, but start here and if you want to know the whys and wherefores of these ads, you can find out more by going here first and then going here.

And, same as before, if you have ideas for new ads, you can send them to me via email , and I will certainly credit you in the video, if it gets made. Less than a week, after all.

–KevinMichael Hamm

Categorized as Politics