Friday, October 27, 2006

Two New Ads

This morning I recorded two new ads. These will air across the state.

If you like these ads, please help us to get as many on the air as possible. There is still time available in most areas- even in the 3rd Congressional District! Click here to support. On average $10=1 ad!

As soon as the producer sends the files, we'll post them here. In the meantime, you can feast your eyes on the scripts:

New Ad #1

Each year, Hoosier politicians wring their hands in public about dismal voter turnout.

We know why people stay home election after election.

Republicans fail to deliver lower taxes and smaller government. Democrats fail to deliver protections of your personal freedoms.

Let me offer you an alternative. Vote Libertarian. Vote for me, Mike Kole for Secretary of State.

Libertarians will deliver on smaller government, lower taxes, and personal freedom.

As your Secretary of State, I’ll work to increase turnout.

I’ll work to put an end to gerrymandered districts that make the election a foregone conclusion in most parts of our state.

I’ll work to promote voter verifiable paper audit trails with our voting equipment – so votes are correctly counted.

I’ll cut the Secretary of State's budget by at least 1% in my first year.

Elect Libertarians. We will deliver.

Libertarians are passionate about smaller government and lower taxes. Republicans are passionate about holding power.

Send a message. Vote Libertarian.Vote for Libertarian Mike Kole.

Paid for and authorized by the Committee to Elect Mike Kole, Ken Johnson Treasurer.

New Ad #2
Everyday, we make choices. We love having choices.

What would the world be like if we only had two types of cars to choose from?

Two TV stations?

Two web sites?

Americans love choices. Choices in the marketplace allow you to get the things you really like.

Why should our elections be any different? Especially if two choices don’t represent you?

This election, keep choice an option on Indiana's ballots for the next four years.

A vote for Mike Kole, Libertarian for Secretary of State, is a vote to keep the Libertarian Party on the ballot for four more years.

It's a vote to keep a voice of smaller government and personal freedoms alive in the public debate.

It's a vote to ensure some competition in a political landscape equally split up by the republicans and democrats.

Keep choice in Indiana. Vote Libertarian. Vote for Mike Kole for Secretary of State.

Paid for and authorized by the Committee to Elect Mike Kole, Ken Johnson Treasurer.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Wasted Vote Syndrome Ad

With Rex Bell polling in the 30s, and in a close second, we know that now more than ever, a vote for a Libertarian is not a wasted vote.

Here is a link to Sendspace, where you can download the 60-second ad.

If you want to hear this effective, convincing message across Indiana and on your local radio station, click here to donate.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Two Sides of The Star

Looking at the Indy Star online today was bittersweet. Dan Carpenter included me in his list of honorable mentions for seven candidates who were not endorsed, but left very favorable impressions.

Then I looked at their "Voters Guide". It left me off their slick mock ballot. The Democrat & Republican were given headshot photos, bios, and a position statement. This Libertarian was given nothing- not even the journalistic minimum of "Libertarian Mike Kole is also on the ballot". (There is no dirct link for the Guide. It is a pop-up feature on the Star's main page.)

In fact, no Libertarian is included. No Eric Schansberg in District 9, no Steve Osborn for US Senate, nothing. There are nice elephant and donkey graphics for the Ds & Rs.

Maybe Matt Tully would just say I'm whining here, but this is an outrage!

Is this a paid advertisement for Ds & Rs, or is this a Voters Guide?
Is this malicious omission, or just shoddy journalism?

I respectfully call on the Star to remove this Voters Guide until such time as all ballotted candidates appear on it.

The Star is plainly free to publish whatever it chooses, just please don't call it journalism, and certainly don't call it a Voters Guide, because it's nothing of the sort.

This snub just illustrates why the purcase of radio ads is so important. We can't count on certain outlets to include us in the free publicity they heap on the other two, so in the grand Western tradition, we have to buy our message to compete. Please- click here to support our purchase of radio ads statewide. $10 = 1 minute, on average.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Trail Briefs

3-minute presentations are running on cable TV systems Insight (Lafayette & Kokomo), and Comcast (Indy). We're looking for someone to record these so we can put them on You Tube for a wider audience to see. Email the campaign at with a digital file.

I was on Richmond radio this morning, talking Libertarian ballot status and wider ballot access. This was with Chris Nolte on WKBV 1490-am.

I was not able to attend a candidate forum at IU East as planned, as I broke a bone in my right hand after a fall at home. It may require surgery, but I hope not. The doc is going to set it tomorrow. I can't wait.

We've made a great push in funraising for radio ads. If you live in Evansville, Fort Wayne, Bloomington, Kokomo, Rushville, LaPorte, Richmond, or Indy especially, and want to be sure that you and your neighbors can hear our ads, please contribute today! Even $10 buys an ad or two, depending on the market. $250 will complete our buys in some markets, such as Columbus and Kokomo. Click here to support!

District One, mark your calendars! Mike and the team will be in Lowell on Friday, November 3, at the Pizza House, at 7pm. This will be a fundraiser for Mike Kole, and a fun evening with your fellow defenders of liberty. No RSVP required.