Press release from Libertarian Andrew Gray for KS Governor 2010 sent to firstname.lastname@example.org:
One of the core principles of the Gray for Governor Team is to treat Kansans as adults capable of deciding what is best for themselves, their families, and their communities. One aspect of treating someone like an adult is telling them the truth, even when it is hard to say and hard to hear.
A perfect example of this principle in action is the team’s promotion of the idea that they can win by gaining 5% or more of the vote in the general election for Kansas Governor. Andrew and Stacey do not like saying they will probably not win this race, and they know that their supporters don’t like hearing it either. Andrew Gray and Stacey Davis know it is the truth, and they believe it must be said.
They point out that they have one opponent who is on track to spend $2.9 Million to gain a job that pays about $110,000 per year. They have another opponent who will spend $650,000 for the same job, and they say that opponent has no more chance of winning this race than they do. That amount of special interest money is hard to beat. Yet Gray and Davis say that they can still win…it will just take a few years.
Gray and Davis say that by receiving 5% of the votes for governor on November 2nd, the Libertarian Party of Kansas (LPKS) will become the third major party in Kansas. With that advantage, in 2011 the LPKS membership will grow rapidly, and the party will redefine acceptable political practices in the primary elections of Kansas. In 2012 the first Libertarians will be elected as State Representatives. In 2014 the first Libertarians will be elected to federal office, and Kansas will elect the first of many Libertarian Governors.
As hard as it must be to hear the truth about this election, the Gray and Davis team’s vision of the future must ease the sting for supporters who would rather hear that the team can beat their major party opponents this year. Gray says he’d much rather tell them that…but it’s just not the truth.