Those numbers will eventually fall back to earth, Jensen predicted: “I’m just relying on history on that front — unless a third-party candidate’s really well-funded and getting visibility similar to the others that they’re facing [they fade]. Most of these people who are saying they’re voting for Gary Johnson right now will end up voting for Romney.” – The Gary Johnson Factor
POLITICO’s PIECE ON Gary Johnson, the only real Libertarian who has ever been in the race and who has also gotten some media, is novel, even rare. Our national media can’t focus on anything but the big two parties. However, the only female in the race, Green Party’s Jill Stein, is getting completely ignored at this point. Is her team that bad at media relations or is it something else?
At the very least Dr. Stein deserves attention for being the only female running for president 2012.
Our media acts like this doesn’t matter, just because she can’t win. Of course, it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy when you can’t get any visibility at all.
Would Dr. Stein have a better chance if she didn’t have gray hair, choosing instead to die it some fashionable shade of blonde or brunette? Or is she being ignored because she’s another in a long line of Green Party candidates who don’t understand that the politics of sex has something to do with the presidency, too.
A candidate has to create enough buzz and interest to be covered or in lieu of that raise a stink and demand airtime. You’d think the Green Party could muster that much based on ballot access alone.
How Stein breaks through to at least get headlines for being the only broad in the race is her campaign’s primary job, where they have to begin, and so far they’re lousy at it.
She’s no Hillary Clinton, but it’s media malpractice that the only female in the 2012 race can’t get a headline.
Coming after the 2008 race, where Hillary put 18 million cracks in the toughest glass ceiling of all, it says something about the press that they have no interest in Jill Stein at all.
Barack Obama made himself a political celebrity and ended up beating a political dynasty.
So, any female wanting to be president better be prepared to up her game, because if Jill Stein or any other woman thinks she can do it without also utilizing some showmanship she’s in for a rude awakening and a lot of lost time devoted to a hopeless cause.
Come on, ladies, let’s not reinvent the wheel, delving into serious without any political theater and pizzazz. Go to school on the boys, or at the very least prove you’re interesting and a provocative enough campaigner to be covered by the press.