The Hamilton County 4-H Fair kicked off Thursday, and the Libertarian Party had a booth under the same tent with the Republicans and Democrats. Of note in comparing the booths:
- Both the Rs & Ds put heavy emphasis on their gubernatorial candidates. I was surprised at how under-emphasized their Hamilton County candidates were. Neither had anything about local issues. The LP focused on the County candidates and local issues.
- The Rs & Ds had plenty of slick glossy handouts available. Most of it was positive. The notable exception was the Ds distribution of a 'Defeat Bush' bumper sticker by the MoveOn PAC. The Ds had the greatest variety of candidate yard signs. The Rs had an Abe Lincoln stand-up wearing a green Mitch Daniels t-shirt. The LP booth had good-looking but homemade signage, plus the World's Smallest Political Quiz.
- All were staffed by people who really enjoy talking policy.
Come out and meet our candidates and party leadership! We're just a part of the fun of the 4-H Fair!