So Here’s Pete’s Number (So Call Him Maybe?)

If there’s one thing you have to respect about Pete Snyder’s campaign for Lieutenant Governor, it’s that he’s literally willing to test and try anything to help boost his profile.

This video of clips from 1980s video dating?  Good Lord… maybe it takes a certain sense of humor, but I like it:

Here’s the takeaway.

There’s no question that Pete Snyder is having a great time running for LG.  You get the sense of a conservative who has always wanted to pitch in and help, and feels like they can do something for the cause for a change.

I like that.  It brings a certain air of confidence when you see candidates toss caution to the winds and be themselves.  It’s what attracts people to certain candidates and turns people away from the more hypersensitive ones who fret over every slight, every mistake.

Frankly, I’d have never advised a candidate for Lieutenant Governor any public office to do this.  But be honest… this kinda grows on ya… and the bridge from big ideas to new methods of campaigning isn’t all that far.

Well played, Mr. Snyder… well played!

UPDATE:  Mrs. Kenney believes this is a stroke of genius.  Where that fits on the effectiveness scale, I dunno… but she cracked up.

UPDATE x2:  DUDE — everyone got candy?!  How come I didn’t get candy?!

The Republican lieutenant governor candidate launched what his campaign is calling “Operation Love” to mark the romantic holiday and his staff is hand-delivering customized greetings and chocolates to hundreds of conservative activists in Virginia.

Snyder’s recipient list includes people who have committed to him as delegates for the Virginia GOP nominating convention in May as well as supporters of the six other party candidates for lieutenant governor.

Now that’s slick right there.  Maybe Mrs. Kenney intercepted the candy box… hmmm… the plot thickens…

UPDATE x3:  So a car pulls up to palatial Kenney Manor…

Apparently, someone’s campaign staff reads Bearing Drift, cares about the whining and musings of yours truly… and dropped off some candy.

Ladies and gentlemen, that is all sorts of epic cool!