Why the GOP in Nevada is Losing

Word up for the Washoe County, the Nevada state and the Republican National Committees: the Democrats are kicking your arses when it comes to campaigning. Really!

Case in point, I work for a 50,000 watt radio station, which during the day covers most of Nevada and eastern California and at night blasts from Canada to Mexico, with hourly live newscasts.  Yet, none of you pin-heads are calling our news department to ask for interviews.

Well guess what? Your competitors are, and they’re sending fairly well-known names our way to get their message out.

Yeah, names like David Crosby and Stephen Nash. They’ve offered us interviews with folks like Marisa Tomei, Ice Cube and the vice-president’s son Beau, too.

Last week, our state held its 148th birthday bash in Carson City. The RNC had John Ratsenberger, Jon Voight and Kelsey Grammer out pumping hands and kissing babies on behalf of the candidates, but did anyone call the largest radio signal in Reno for a news interview?

That would be a big, fat, no!

No wonder Nevada is being carried by your competitors – you’re too busy bickering among yourselves, with those still carrying a torch for Ron Paul, to the south refusing to work with the north and the state committee arguing with the national committee. Meanwhile our news department, which prides itself on being non-partisan in its reporting, will continue to use what we get and this includes what your competitors sent us.



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Tom Darby

Former radio personality and newspaper reporter

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