OK, so I was driving sown the road the other day, and I saw a guy out holding a sign selling pizzas at Little Caesars for just $5. I wanted a pizza. I knew all along that they had $5 pizza, but the guy holding the sign made me think of pizza. And not just any pizza. Little Caesars Pizza. LC ranks #4 on my list of favorite pizza places, but yet that was the only kind of pizza I wanted. Stupid guy with the sign.
Then, a few blocks later, I saw annother guy standing on the sidewalk holding a sign. It was UNcle Sam holding a sign that just said "income tax" on it. I'm sure that there was a tax preparation place nearby, but it reminded me that I have yet to file my taxes. Thank-you, guy with the sign.
That gave me a thought. My least favorite political activity (in terms of effectiveness) is the honk-and-wave. Mostly because they build too close to the election. Honk-and-waves are more for name recognition, unless they are accompanied by signs that also say "vote tomorrow!"
OK, the election is still 7.5 months away, what does this say?
Well, a recent BYU poll showed that about 4 in 5 Utahns had heard of Pete Ashdown, yet 22% of people said they'd vote for him.
Pete's problem is name recognition.
So, maybe if people saw Pete's Name in front of them, they'd pay closer attention to it when they heard his name in the press.
So, I'm proposing doing a honk-and-wave somewhere, sometime, when the weather improves, just to see the kind of reaction we get.