Thanks: Backyard Interstate campaign strategems
- Backyard Interstate Campaign StratagemsThank you, Rick!These are excellent pearls of wisdom.Gratitude continues below:In a message dated 11/30/2005 6:54:50 PM EST, rgoad@... writes:
Actually, highway nearly passed. The politicians thought it was a good idea and pushed it through several planning committees. The weakness was that it was huge, cutting through 7 or eight counties, mostly rural and agriculture. This meant lots of politicians had to support it and allowed for some grass roots style work. Some smart person figured out that it required funding referenda in each county. That killed it.
The bottom line seems to be to get every possible political dimension involved and use it against itself. Get the full breadth of the state, and the depth of the local city and county governments. Find people who understand how these things get done, like funding, zoning, etc. and work those committees. Find some legal types to do pro bono work to force the committees and politicians to work every possible angle and requirement until they are exhausted. Then consider legislation to revoke everything they have done just before key elections.
Hope this helps, Good Luck.
Richard C. GoadThis is help above and beyond my capacity to fully thank you.Much obliged,WRF