Monday, October 24, 2005

how far does the blue go

this weekend i took a trip to uva. while in charlottesville, there was no kilgore or kaine presence, except for the usual bumper stickers on cars bashing bush along with their kaine stickers. this is no surprise. however, on the way back, on the outskirts of charlottesville moving into culpeper, kilgore dominated 29. i saw at least 5 4x8's. there were NO kaine signs anywhere. next, between culpeper and manassas, kilgore again dominated over kaine. it wasnt until getting to prince william that there were any kaine signs. is it like this further downstate? is kaine just not spending any money in those areas or is the support just not there?

6 Comments:

At 10/24/2005 12:27:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

FYI there is one large Kaine sign in Warrenton on the 29/15/17 by-pass.

 
At 10/24/2005 12:29:00 PM, Blogger neocon22 said...

i didnt see it yesterday afternoon.

 
At 10/24/2005 03:12:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's on the southbound side up near the trees and easy to miss. Other than that, I agree with yopur assessment. Further north you go, the more Kaine signs, and the closer to DC, the more Byrne signs.

 
At 10/24/2005 04:27:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Kaine campaign isn't spending as much money on signs.

Given that signs don't vote, and most research shows that signs don't have much of an effect on voters other than by raising name ID, I think this is probably a miscalculation on Kilgore's part. The Kaine folks basically tricked them with the shad planking: they came out with so much stuff then that the Kilgore folks were up in arms. They took the bait, and seem to have spent more on signs and event fluff that would have been better spent on mailings. The RNC was recently brought down to replace a lot of dead wood and give the campaign a jolt back to reality though.

 
At 10/24/2005 04:57:00 PM, Blogger MR JMS said...

Someone actually spent money to track the impact of signs on voting patterns?

 
At 10/25/2005 06:01:00 PM, Blogger neocon22 said...

my questions is, is kaine not spending money on signs there because he already know those areas are alost cause?

 

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