The modern day politician has to have a media savvy campaign to win right? You need a twitter account, a Facebook page, Google, Pinterest, Linkin, and your own webpage to be a success. The idea of meeting constituents face to face went the way of the rail car train. No one living today is likely to remember hearing a Presidential speech given from the back of a train car or even over the radio, so having someone knock on their door would certainly be a surprise.
One Maryland GOP candidate for U.S. Congress has taken an old fashioned approach to campaigning and is spending much of his time knocking on doors and in doing so he has been knocking down barriers. Dan Bongino shares a bit about his experience on the campaign trail in his recent Facebook post:
I just returned from another round of door-knocking and, after nearly a year-and-a-half of doing this, I’m noticing a pattern. Outside of a few exceptions, many of the Democrats and Independents I speak to realize, after just a few minutes, that the media-driven narrative of the Republican Party doesn’t match reality.
The political-academia-media complex’s image of Republicans rarely sticks when a human face and voice at their front door says otherwise. I’m writing this because, regardless of the outcome of my race, I owe it to you, and every future candidate running under the Party banner, to do everything in my power to fight against the organized interests who want you to believe that your liberty is their gift.
If you decide to run for office then it is your responsibility to hit those doors. Even if the odds make a victory extremely difficult, you have taken on this battle, and the battle is fought with a handshake and a look in the eye.
It’s up to you to lay the groundwork for the next one in line if it doesn’t work out for you. There are many overwhelmingly Democratic neighborhoods who haven’t seen a candidate in years because their votes have been taken for granted. They deserve better than this and forfeiting away their voice is an enormous mistake.
I love interacting with everyone on social media, and filming edgy campaign commercials but, in the end, we vote for people, not TV commercials.
Get out there and change some minds. Liberty and freedom are not a tough sell, but overcoming the false media-narrative about who we are, can be. I’ve got about 80 days left, I’ll see you at your county-fair, parade, outdoor-festival, or at your front door.
Thanks for everything,
It remains to be seen if Mr. Bongino’s approach to campaigning will bring him success. We will have to wait until this November for the final call, but he is winning a great deal of converts who otherwise might have counted him out before he even started.