Over 155,000 Households Have Received Books
The effect of the book has been astounding. It has generated tremendous enthusiasm among those who were already supporting us and attracted many more supporters who have read the book and told us over and over again "everything he says makes sense".
Already, with only 60,000 copies of my Dad’s book mailed to the voters in Oregon, the effects are astonishing. Far more voters than we expected are reading the whole book and many more are reading the parts of the book of greatest interest to them.
More than 60,000 copies of Common Sense in 2012 have already been mailed to voters. Another 70,000 are printed and waiting to be shipped. The Art Robinson campaign needs your help with additional contributions to pay the 63 cents each required to mail them.
Our liberal socialist opponents don’t know what to do. They depend upon a campaign of smears and lies about Art Robinson’s accomplishments and goals. How do you lie effectively about your opponent when voters have whole books in their home that tell the truth? We are receiving many delightful reports of even Democrats reading the book, discovering they have been lied to, and switching sides.
While thousands of books are now also being distributed in person by volunteers (when my dad gives a public speech now, the audience takes, on average, about five books each for distribution to their friends and neighbors), we must mail the books to reach the broad expanse of voters and especially the swing voters who will decide the election.
At present, 70,000 more books are printed and awaiting mailing. All we need is money for the postage. At 63 cents each, $25 pays postage for 39 books... $100 pays postage for 158 books. A maximum contribution of $2,500 (this limit is separate from any contributions made before the May 15th primary) mails books to 3,968 voters – 20% of the number of additional votes we need to win the election (based on the 2010 results).
Will you help my father and I with this important book distrubtion project? Please click here to donate $25, $100, or the maximum of $2,500 to help us distribute books?
Common Sense in 2012 is now also available in free electronic book and computer readable versions on our campaign web site. You can download a copy by visiting: www.ArtForCongress.com.
Career politicians have a very low opinion of the voters. They have manipulated voters for so long with 30-second sound bites and bullet-point fliers that they think voters are unwilling to read past slick brochures to learn the truth.
We know that most Americans, especially in view of the national and personal challenges they face today, are far more interested than politicians realize. The remarkable reception being accorded to Common Sense in 2012 in Oregon is a clear demonstration of this.
With the help of volunteers, we are able to print and mail a book to a household for $2.09. Most households have more than one voter, making this about an eighth of that spent per vote received by both sides in the 2010 election, so it is very economical.
We need new ideas in Washington – “new” ideas that are actually old ideas such as following the Constitution, balancing the budget, fulfilling obligations, and avoiding debt. Books to voters is a also new idea. Voters need more information about the candidates, so that they will send better members to Congress.
If we are able to deliver my dad’s message to voters, he will win the election. Then he can carry his message of “common sense” to Washington.
Thank you very much for your consideration and support!
P.S. Support for our campaign in District 4 is very, very strong. On June 23, my dad gave a short speech to the Oregon District 4 Republican nominating convention in our district, where supporters for the various presidential candidates were competing for delegates to the Republican national convention.
Even though he only spoke for a few minutes, he had to pause repeatedly as the cheers and applause drowned out his words. The audience was on its feet before he reached the podium. From staunch old-guard Republicans to Ron Paul libertarians, all were cheering for my dad – who has become a unity candidate throughout the district.