Dr. Bob: “Do I have to ride the bus on a ‘bus tour’?”

Dear Dr. Bob,

My campaign wants me to start riding around the state in a bus to meet people in small towns. Do I really have to ride on the bus or can I just fly in, get on the bus, and then drive into town to campaign?

No Bus Gus

Dear Bus,

This is an excellent question! There are a few ways of answering this question:

1. It depends on what kind of plane you’ll use. Your corporate jet probably will have a difficult time helping you avoid riding on the bus because most small town airports can’t accommodate small jets. You might try using one of the newer twin-engine planes that have most of the amenities you’ve come to expect — and have earned, eh?

2. It also depends on whether you are likely to become ill while riding on a bus. Lord knows who has been using the bus before your campaign leased it and what type of people have ridden on it. As a general rule, the bus riders have their degrees from anything other than an Ivy League school, you are best to avoid it. If you’ll recall from prep school, people who regularly ride a bus have cooties.

3. Finally, if you don’t mind being generally seen as a dick, go ahead with your fly-in and fly-out plan.

Hope that helps.

Dr. Bob

About Bob Grossfeld

Robert "Bob" Grossfeld has 30 years of experience as an award-winning, political strategist and media consultant. He has twice served as Senior Advisor to Members of Congress, Special Assistant to the Arizona State Senate Majority Leader, and Communications Director at the Arizona Department of Education as well as the Arizona AFL-CIO. He also launched and was the Publisher of the groundbreaking Online Political paper, 'The Arizona Guardian." He has produced award-winning media campaigns and strategies for ballot measures, candidates for Congress, municipal offices, and Native American Tribes. Bob is President of POLITICARE and Founder of The Media Guys
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