Credit should be given where credit is due: well done, Mr. O’Hara, Republican candidate for Governor. This morning the Great Falls Tribune featured a fairly long piece on Mr. O’Hara’s decade long strategy to win the Republican nomination for Governor.
Mr. O’Hara, of Fort Benton, has one strategy to win this year: paint and erect billboards in each of Montana’s 56 counties depicting each county’s respective court house. Below these pieces of art it reads “Jim O’Hara | Governor | oharagov.com.”
According to the Tribune, O’Hara “expects to appear on “The CBS Evening News” in a feature segment hosted by Steve Hartman either this Friday or Feb 10. The national news program featuring Scott Pelley is broadcast at 5 p.m. weekdays on KRTV in Great Falls.”
Will Jim O’Hara’s campaign get the all-too-famous “billboard bump”? Probably not. However, while O’Hara is all but certain to not win the GOP nomination (look at his fundraising numbers, his low name recognition, and, well, the polling), he can put one thing in the win column as of today: earned media.
Oh, and it should be noted that according to O’Hara’s Facebook page, he plans on announcing his running mate soon. Maybe someone who is willing to campaign?