The Rex Sinquefield funded PAC Grow Missouri’s moving billboard at the University of Central Missouri’s Skyhaven Airport near Warrensburg [October 2014 file photo].
Sigh. Probably not.
It’ll probably just go to some fake grassroots candidate who’ll waste it all on television ads which will get lost in all the clutter in the two weeks before the election, serving only to enrich the people involved in production and distribution.
In the last 36 hours, I have done interviews with KMOX, the International Business Times, KMOV, Columbia Missourian, KCOU, Saint Louis Public Radio, KTRS, KMBZ, KFVS-12, Kansas City Business Journal, Kansas City Public Radio, and a little newspaper outlet called the Washington Post.
Probably my favorite exchange throughout the whole process was when Jonathan Weir at KMBZ called this morning and right before we went live, he said, “So you guys turned in the petition and now you have some sort of blimp over here. Is that right?”
The libertarians are probably really happy about all that free advertising.
It would be Karma for a St. Louis billionaire’s legacy to consist solely of the state of Missouri populated in the near and distant future by undereducated stoners working minimum wage jobs.
JEFFERSON CITY • Missourians who spot a 200-foot-long blimp over their city may wonder about the hashtag “#GrowMo” splashed on its side.
If not for the “Create a Great State” slogan penned above it, onlookers might think it’s an advertisement for Grow More, which advocates for legalizing marijuana in Missouri – and shares the same hashtag.
But it’s not. The blimp promotes a statewide listening tour put on by Grow Missouri, a group backed by wealthy investor Rex Sinquefield. The group’s website asks people to share their ideas on how to “Create a Great State.” It also asks visitors to “come to events.”
When and where those events are held is anyone’s guess – and some of them aren’t open to the public….