This past week some campaign attack propaganda from BC Liberal’s Linda Reimer re-election campaign appeared in my mailbox that I just had to comment on. I thought that a quick markup of the campaign material was in order. Here it is presented below.
I don’t say this lightly but this has to be one of the worst campaign attack ads/re-election campaigns that I have ever seen. Tim Laidler’s Conservative campaign locally from the last Federal election appears to be pure genius in comparison. Versions of this particular attack ad (see below) were previously released on social media from the BC Liberal party itself back in late April.
I mean really. If a single misrepresented statement (Rick was saying that it would be great to focus singularity on one job being an MLA rather than the multiple jobs that he has currently) is all you have and you think that that will resonate with anybody but a select few people that you probably already have votes from anyway, good luck to you. It should be noted that not a single local resident (other than possibly her campaign manager) shared, responded to, and/or liked the above post put out by the troll truck shotgun and former Director of Issues Management for the Executive Branch Shane Mills. Only party staffers, other BC Liberal candidates, and huge outside-of-riding BC Liberal supporters responded to this post which should be telling you everything you need to know about how well your attack ad/campaign is being received.
As a last comment, it is no coincidence that in the last days of the campaign that Christy Clark chose to visit the riding of Port Moody-Coquitlam as she did on Saturday on her swing through the Lower Mainland (AKA during her visit to the extensive list of Lower Mainland ridings that the BC Liberals feel that they are in trouble in locally). In this particular case, it seems to me in this particular case that her own words ultimately did her in.
BTW, anyone notice that yet again the visit locally was once again just another photo-op, this time in an ice cream store with again Ms. Reimer just standing in the background?
Pretty much par for the course eh? Just like prior to the election and many times before. Exactly what you can expect for the next four years if you choose to vote for the BC Liberals Linda Reimer: lots of photo-ops and the toeing of the BC Liberal party line but not much else, especially if any local concerns get in the way of BC Liberal party edicts.
Be sure to Vote on May 9!