Bruce Guthrie for US Senate

The times they are a-changin’.

This post seems to be older than 15 years—a long time on the internet. It might be outdated.

I was mildly frustrated when voting in the Washington Primary a few weeks ago. It’s interesting voting for candidates while residing in another state. For one thing, I don’t have to listen to all the attack ads. On the downside, it’s a bit harder to find information on the candidates. So I sat down in front of the computer with my absentee ballot and began doing some research on the candidates. The more research I did, the more frustrated I became at the lack of good choices.

Then about two weeks ago, Jacqueline Passey blogged about Bruce Guthrie (US Senate candidate Bruce Guthrie is very clever!). A clever US Senator, is that even possible?

I began to read her entry
From jacquelinepassey.blogs.com:

When I first read “Libertarian Senate hopeful to spend his life’s savings” on Sunday my first reaction was, “Oh, shit, Bruce has lost his mind”:

Given that Cantwell and McGavick had already raised $16.8 million and $7.7 million respectively, and that a Libertarian candidate would need to spend many times more than his opponents to even begin to have a chance of winning, it seemed to me that Bruce was futilely throwing his money away. I began to wonder if he’d finally succumbed to the Libertarian mental disease of No-Really-I-Can-Win-itis that claims so many of our best activists, or that perhaps he was secretly terminally ill.

Thankfully, neither. Yesterday I read, “Libertarian buys way into Cantwell-McGavick debate for $1.2 million“:

“Guthrie admitted Monday that he lent $1,181,700 to his ultra-underdog campaign Saturday mainly to appear credible enough for inclusion in the only televised Western Washington debate between the two major candidates. It will be at KING/5 studios in Seattle on Oct. 17.”

Brilliant!!!

Guthrie was better then brilliant, he was a down right genius. I began to prod a little more into his stand on issues.

This was the man I was looking for.

Will he win? While that would be cool, it would also be the biggest upset in history of politics; so sadly no.
Will he make the current Senate race better? Yes.
Will he make an impact? Yes.

I didn’t see any banners on his site, so whipped up a few. Feel free to use them and hotlink from my site if you’d like.

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Vote Guthrie!

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I feel like the glow helps him stand out a bit more from the background, but it also feels a little cheesy. I submit both to you; take your pick.

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[tags]Bruce Guthrie, US Senate, Washington, Jacqueline Mackie Paisley Passey[/tags]

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