Feingold’s Invisible Challenger Wears Blaze Orange to Get Noticed

October 8, 2009

(ChattahBox)—What does an unknown candidate for the U.S. Senate have to do to be noticed these days? This question has been weighing on the mind of Dave Westlake, the Republican challenger to the popular Democratic incumbent, Sen. Russ Feingold from Wisconsin.

And Westlake, who happens to be a proud lifetime member of the National Rifle Association and a member of Ducks Unlimited, may have found an answer. Wear the brightest and loudest color clothing that he can find. Namely, blaze orange hunting gear, so that potential voters won’t miss him.

The small town business owner and avid hunter just happened to wear a neon-bright orange shirt to a couple of Republican rallies recently and claims that he received a “positive” response. That gave Westlake, a U.S. Army veteran and graduate of West Point, the idea to set himself apart, by wearing blaze-orange hunting gear during the remainder of the campaign.

“We want people to be able to find me,” said Westlake. In fact, Westlake is so enamored with his blaze-orange hunting gear stunt that he plans to have his entire campaign staff follow suit.

“[T]o make it as easy as possible to find us, everyone on our campaign team is going to wear blaze orange from now through the end of the campaign,” says Westlake on his campaign website.

And he even posted a brand a new motto on his website landing page without a trace of irony: “Bold Actions, Bold Color.”

The new colorful motto replaces his previous motto of: “No Gimmicks. No Hidden Agenda. No Fear of Standing Up for What’s Right.”

If you happen to be in Wisconsin and are looking for Dave Westlake, he’s the guy running a gimmicky stunt campaign for the U.S. Senate, dressed in blaze orange. You can’t miss him.


Comments

2 Responses to “Feingold’s Invisible Challenger Wears Blaze Orange to Get Noticed”

  1. Zach W. on October 8th, 2009 8:44 pm

    Westlake has absolute zero chance of beating Sen. Feingold in 2010.

  2. Wiguest on October 8th, 2009 11:00 pm

    Sorry, but I think you missed the point.

    American politicians are accountable to the people. When you want people to tell you their story of struggles in America and you want people to tell you their ideas to fix the problems America faces, you want people to find you.

    Life time politicians, those who think government will solve all the problems for us dumb Americans who can’t “understand” a 1,000 page bill in a house committee, don’t want to be seen because they don’t want to hear from the common people. Government is for the people, and by the people. Not for elitists by elitists.

    It takes more than being in my county once a year, during the time I’m at work, to know about me.

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