Sunday, January 06, 2008

West Bloomfield Eccentric: Congressional Election Could Hinge on Outsiders

Congressional election could hinge on outsiders

In the 1860s, Abraham Lincoln suffered the slings and arrows of nasty political cartoons. In 1964, a black-and-white TV ad showed a mushroom cloud over a child picking daisies, implying that presidential candidate Barry Goldwater would use the nuclear bomb in Vietnam.

In the digital age, you don't have to have money, access to the media or party connections to make waves in politics. Anyone with a camera phone and Internet access can get involved in a big way.

Rochester Hills retiree Bruce Fealk has forced people to pay attention to his campaign to unseat incumbent Congressman Joe Knollenberg, R-Bloomfield Township. A liberal, Fealk has put up his own Web sites, hosts a cable TV show and engages in good old-fashioned demonstrating, such as showing up at the Rochester Christmas parade in a big papier mache likeness of Knollenberg.

Michign Progress

Retire Joe Knollenberg

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MIKE said...

Hey Bruce, since when is living in Knollenberg's district considered an "outsider"? Perhaps they mean outside the DC beltway! Or outside the status quo. Or outside Right Wing Media. Maybe they meant outside special interests!!

Bruce Fealk said...

Mike, I think they meant outside the campaigns themselves.