Sorry, I’m behind on the campaign updates. Catching up…
Steve Kubby wraps up the weekly podcast series and discusses future plans:
LET FREEDOM GROW!
Volume I, Issue 2
June 21st, 2007
Dear friends and supporters,
When I said this newsletter would be “irregular” in publication, I didn’t intend to skip four months. You can look forward to more frequent updates from now on. In this edition:
First television commercial in production! Steve Kubby debates Wayne Allyn Root Upcoming debates featuring Steve Kubby Don’t miss Steve’s weekly podcast! Personal Update: “The Freedom Side of the Cannabis Curtain” Contribute — and see your contribution in action!
FIRST TELEVISION COMMERCIAL IN PRODUCTION!
When Steve Kubby ran for governor of California in 1998, his “South Park” themed television commercial, produced by Doug Scribner, won a “Pollie” award — the Oscar of political advertising.
A few months ago, we ran a campaign fundraiser aimed at reprising that commercial theme, with donors appearing in the new ad. Doug has the new version in production — and we expect big things from it, not only on television but on the Internet. You’ve seen the “viral” effect of YouTube and other Internet video services. We’ll be using those to maximize the campaign’s exposure and to get the Libertarian Party’s message out in a big way.
STEVE KUBBY DEBATES WAYNE ALLYN ROOT
UPCOMING DEBATES FEATURING STEVE KUBBY
You may have heard that there’s a new contender for the Libertarian Party’s 2008 presidential nomination — Las Vegas oddsmaker Wayne Allyn Root. Last week, Steve and Wayne faced off in debate on Angela Keaton’s “Internet radio” show, The Liberated Space (where Steve had
previously debated candidate George Phillies as well). Check out what the two candidates had to say, and form your own opinion:
… and there are more debates coming!
Next week, Steve sits down with Libertarian candidates George Phillies and Wayne Allyn Root, across from Green candidates Alan Augustson and kat swift for a “third party debate” on M2K Radio. That’s June 27th, 7pm Eastern, at:
And in July, Steve and Libertarian nomination opponent Christine Smith debate, once again on The Liberated Space. July 12th, 4:30pm Pacific, at:
DON’T MISS STEVE’S WEEKLY PODCAST!
Every week, Steve has a new audio message — covering the issues of the day and developments in the 2008 presidential election. You can catch the podcast at the campaign web site, www.kubby2008.com, subscribe to it using iTunes, and even carry it on your own blog or web site!
PERSONAL UPDATE: “THE FREEDOM SIDE OF THE CANNABIS CURTAIN”
Steve is settling into his new home in Mendocino County, California, and finds the attitude toward medical marijuana patients and growers there refreshing:
“Don’t get me wrong, people still get busted here in Mendocino and those stupid enough to plea bargain will suffer the full weight of the criminal justice system. But, the simple fact of life here is that no jury has ever convicted a grower, much less a medical cannabis patient. Recently, a jury took less than an hour to acquit a patient with 540 plants.”
Read the rest of Steve’s piece on how it feels to finally live in a climate of freedom rather than fear, at:
CONTRIBUTE — AND SEE YOUR CONTRIBUTION IN ACTION!
Right now, Steve’s campaign is running on two tracks:
Inside the Libertarian Party, we’re working to establish Steve as the most credible representative of the party’s ideals and policy positions — the candidate who can do the best job for the party in 2008 and whose candidacy will best position the LP as a real alternative to the “major party” candidates. That’s why he’s participating in these early online debates.
Outside the LP, we’re working on “left outreach.” It’s not hard to figure out why: Ron Paul has the “right wing” covered, at least for the moment, with his GOP candidacy.
Steve is trying to reach voters on the left who agree with Paul — and Kubby — on foreign policy, but who are likely to be more receptive to Steve’s positions on immigration, same-sex marriage and the environment than they would be to Paul’s. Partially — although not entirely — due to Paul’s Republican campaign, the “low-hanging fruit” for the LP right now is on the left. So that’s where we’re picking.
Want to help? You might be surprised at how cheaply we can run ads on smaller left-leaning blogs and web sites. We’re focusing on quality, not quantity — actually reaching netroots opinion-makers rather than just shelling out for empty “ad view” statistics. As we shift toward
quantity in the future, we expect that the influence of those opinion-makers will have prepared the ground for more, and more positive, response.
For as little as $10, we can advertise for a week on blogs with thousands of dedicated readers who notice those advertisements. For $25, we can advertise for a month, or buy a week on a more popular blog. For $100, we can reach tens or hundreds of thousands of literate, politically involved readers.
If you’d like to know where your money goes — or even specify in advance where it will go — that’s not a problem. Just drop me a line (kubby dot communications at gmail dot com), and we’ll coordinate. I’ll tell you what blog the ad will be placed on (or take down YOUR preference and follow it up), and how much it will cost. PayPal contributions are best for these particular ad campaigns, as our preferred ad broker uses PayPal too. But if you’d prefer to contribute via a “regular” credit card processor, or by check, we’ve got you covered! Just point your web browser at:
… for all the contribution options. All of us on the Kubby 2008 team greatly appreciate your support. It’s the seed money that lets freedom grow!
Til next time I remain yours in liberty,
Kubby for President