One of my pastimes, which I occasionally put to practical use, is to design political campaigns, not the lawn signs and the bumper stickers, but the overarching theme for the candidate to push: how the candidate can explain his or her cause in just a few words. The Knower of All Things likes to repeat a saying he got from a political eminence grise of the past: "If you can't explain it in two sentences, they won't vote for it."
Although I support Suzanne Bonamici in her race against Rob Cornilles, I've amused myself by working out how a third-party candidate with little funding and no name familiarity might get his or her message across to the voters. What do you think of this?
"The two establishment candidates and their parties are spending millions of dollars telling you why you shouldn't vote for one of them. . . . and they're right!"