Sean Tevis, who is running for State Rep in Kansas, had a brilliant idea to raise campaign funds: become viral on the Internet by doing an xkcd parody.
And it’s funnier than xkcd has been recently, which is an added bonus.
Let’s keep Sean Tevis’ comic popular so more politicians use webcomic parodies as advertising campaigns. Think of the possibilities:
I *love* this! Someone was telling me this weekend that there’s obviously room for some kind of new “Pop Politics” on the net and then this morning I see your brilliant example. Thanks for the link love, too.
What’s more important, giving Sean Tevis a donation or sending more internet traffic his way in the hopes of them giving him donations?
It’s like economics. Should we transfer more wealth to the poor and expect the consumption multiplier to grow the economy, or should we transfer it to the rich and expect the investment multiplier to do the job?
Whatever makes him win. If he wins the election and everyone attributes the win to his xkcd parody, then all the other politicians will jump on the bandwagon.
I personally think sending traffic will work better. As Obama has shown, getting a lot of little donors can work just as well (or better) than getting a few really big donors.