June 17, 2011 3 Comments
Today, John Gregg decided he should join the fun and put out a campaign video too. We’re hearing the email his campaign sent out was sent to a list obtained from the Indiana State Democratic Party. This makes sense since they have made no secret that John Gregg is their man. If it were us, we would maybe be a little more careful. Surely, the IN Dems haven’t forgotten the 2008 Jill Long Thompson debacle.
Back to the video. Besides reminding us all what cities are in the state of Indiana, Gregg makes sure to put in a few jabs though we’re not sure he lands the punch. Gregg says, ”We need a leader who cares more about the next generation than the next election” and has graphics saying “From Indiana, In Indiana, For Indiana” with a waving Indiana flag in the background.
Gregg’s team is clearly trying to put some focus on the thought that Pence may have his sights on higher office and give a little snipe at Pence for announcing his campaign via video while he was in D.C. Nevermind the fact that Pence is a Congressman and was serving his constituents by actually showing up and voting. We really don’t expect the State Democrats to respect that type of service anyway since they supported the 2011 Walkout stunt by House Democrats.
Gregg ’s email also has a fundraising appeal asking people to “Invest in the Campaign.”
Two things seem clear to us. First, Gregg appears to be chasing Mike Pence and hoping to keep up. Mike Pence, the clear front-runner for the Republican nomination for Governor, put out a campaign video a few days ago. Now, John Gregg puts out a video. Mike Pence has raised over $300,000 just in major donor contributions since officially getting in the race. Now, John Gregg has to focus on fundraising.
Second, we are going to enjoy watching this race play out, if only because we are fascinated by John Gregg’s mustache. We don’t think he needs a running mate – just make the mustache the Lt. Governor.