Monday, January 16, 2012

SIGNS USUALLY FAVOR THE INCUMBENT

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In political races, the old axiom tells us that the signs almost always favor the incumbent. If that axiom were talking about the actual political signs and the Liberty County sheriff’s race, it would be true. But the signs surrounding this political race would indicate it would be most unusual for voters to return Sheriff Henry Patterson to office for another four years.

Patterson’s political team has proclaimed they will have all the money they want to buy political signs, last minute robo calls, and political mailers to paint a good picture of their candidate and a sinister one of their opponents. They have scored their first, and what very well could be their last victory, in this race. The “Re-elect Henry Patterson signs are far and away more like what professional political handlers would dictate to a candidate. On the other hand, Bobby Rader, Patterson’s chief opposition, has no political handlers and his signs do not follow the rules the pros tell you work best.

Patterson’s signs “use a multi-color presentation making certain nothing is as large as the candidate’s name”. Rader’s signs include a picture that reduced the size of his print and break several of the known ways to advertise a candidate best. Patterson one, Rader zero.

But these kinds of technical political campaign nuances from the so-called experts may not apply. Henry Patterson’s name appearing large and bright and beautiful may remind voters of the years of absentee “sheriffing” Patterson has put in. it may remind voters of all of the screw-up outside the county personnel he has brought into our community.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

I can't read Rader's signs well, but I don't vote for a sign. I like Will Cox for sheriff but I love the idea of Bobby Rader being sheriff even better.

Anonymous said...

If people want Bobby Rader elected they better work hard. Patterson and Cox both have run countywide races and are better known in many places.

Anonymous said...

You notice the fine print on Patterson's sign is so small its not readable. What else is Henry Patterson hiding?????

Anonymous said...

Patterson's people say Cox is a non-issue even in Cleveland and that they have the right connections to stomp Rader in Cleveland. They are laughing at Rader's signs and at Cox for running at his age.

Anonymous said...

Henry Patterson is like Eddie Shauberger, he wants to be a brain surgeon when he grows up. Maybe they can get a diploma in the mail like Fuddy did.

Anonymous said...

Why don't Patterson and Valdez go back to Mexico?

Anonymous said...

PATTERSON=SLUSH FUND

Anonymous said...

One thing missing on Patterson's sign,is a picture if Patterson. I guess he din't want anyone to know who he is. This way he can be out in public or at home and no one will know the difference. I don't think it's going to work this time Henry. You have had four years of nothing but turmoil and playing hookie from your job. Good bye and Good ridance.

Anonymous said...

He is a donkey-headed gun thief according to some, but he is good ole henry to others. Picture that!

Anonymous said...

that weren't no donkey's head. That was a JACKASS!