Names

From: Edward Cherlin <edward_dot_cherlin_at_etssg_dot_com>
Date: Sat Sep 13 2003 - 11:38:57 CDT

On Monday 08 September 2003 01:48 pm, Alan Dechert wrote:

> All seriousness aside, this election is really something. It
> appears that several candidates filed because they have names
> that hope might get confused with really famous people. There
> is an Edward Kennedy, a Diana Foss, a Michael Jackson.... and
> so on. I guess they are thinking, "Gee, I could get elected
> governor by accident!"
>
> -- Alan Dechert

I was told in my youth that this was actually done in Newark NJ
on purpose once, and it worked. The reform challenger got listed
above the machine incumbent, and enough people didn't look at
the party affiliation.

-- 
Edward Cherlin, Simputer Evangelist
Encore Technologies (S) Pte. Ltd.
Computers for all of us
http://www.simputerland.com, http://cherlin.blogspot.com
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