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  •  Beware of the big, vanity banner signs... (3+ / 0-)
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    Brainwrap, mp, HylasBrook

    ...they can get weathered, disheveled, the owner of the property may have a change of heart and take down the sign on their own or (worse) put up signs from other candidates out-of-state who may not play so well in the district around the banner...

    I say this living in the land of Linda! vanity campaign signage - her signs are really starting to sag arond here, & a number of her signs are surrounding by other signs promoting Sharron Angle or Christine O'Donnell or Rand Paul (none of whom garner a lot of support in Connecticut).

    Sometimes unattended banners are worse than putting up no banners at all.

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    by grannyhelen on Thu Oct 21, 2010 at 10:24:42 AM PDT

    •  There is another thing I didn't talk about... (2+ / 0-)
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      grannyhelen, HylasBrook

      ...stress relief and comedy.

      Sometimes yard signs can provide needed stress relief and comedy to over worked campaign staffers...

      Once upon a time, on a very underfunded campaign, there was one banner at one of the busiest intersections in the district, highly visible, mounted on the back of a wall of a major donor to the campaign.

      The banner was hung with fishing line to the wall and weighting bricks, the line was cut, the banner was stolen.

      The banner was replaced and re-hung with heavier cord and larger weighting bricks.  The cords were cut and the banner was stolen.

      The banner was replaced and rehung with heavy wire cable.  The cable was cut and the banner was stolen.  The backside of the banner was coated with Vaseline and itching powders.  Anytime the campaign staff got too stressed over the remaining weeks, they laughed about the poor jackass that stole the last banner.  The banner was re-hung and never stolen again.

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      by mp on Thu Oct 21, 2010 at 10:47:12 AM PDT

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