This election has been one of confusion.
We see the MSM spinning and editing Donald Trump for electoral purposes
We see polls showing results all across the spectrum
We see huge crowds at Trump events & diddly for Clinton yet we’re told she’s a shoe in
We see talking heads saying a lot of things but not actually reporting a lot of things.
I’ve reached the point where I have no idea what’s actually going on. I hate that and I suspect you do too.
Rather than just bitching about it I propose a solution.
DaTechGuy’s 20 (or 30) days of Trump
My proposal is that I follow the campaign for 20 (or 30) days. Report at each stop , do my patented interviews with those who attend Trump events, get credentialed at pressers interview campaign people (& Mr. Trump himself if he is willing) and basically report first hand on what I see and what is going on rather than counting on the MSM or anyone else doing so.
I submit that I am an excellent choice for this because:
My biases are out there, I endorsed Ted Cruz Sept of 2015 and then Trump July of this year. I have been both willing to praise and critique Trump.
I have interviewed Trump fans all over you can directly see my work and how I approach it.
I have questioned Trump at press conferences and have covered such events live in the past so you’ve seen my work and what I do.
It’s been shown that I don’t edit my videos so you will see what is actually shot
And while many have disagreed with me over the years I’d like to think I have a rep of saying things as I see them and not being for sale to anyone except you the reader.
What it would involve:
I would be thinking of either a 20 day period from October 18th to November 6th or a 30 day period from Sept 13 to Oct 12th (I have a commitment to cook at a Knights of Columbus Charity dinner Oct 16th so I have to be home for that).
Basically I would travel by air, living out of my suitcase flying to the various cities where Trump is appearing, renting cars to head for and hit Trump events, Shooting videos and writing stories and then back to the airport for the next leg all the while finding time to eat, sleep and get laundry done in between so people are willing to approach me to be interviewed.
This would not be cheap. I would not only have to spring for hotels, rented cars, meals, cleaning, gas and internet but I’d also have to replace my pay from my overnight job that I would have to get a leave of absence from.
It will also be tiring but I can’t see it being more tiring than working overnight 5 days a week.
What it will take:
There is no way I can even think of doing this unless I have the cash on hand in place to pay for it, particularly as I can’t guarantee that I’d have a job to come back to if I do this.
So I’m leaving it up to you dear readers.
If I can get $20,000 in pledges by Sept 7th and have them redeemed by Sept 10th I figure I can afford to do the 30 days of Trump coverage listed above, being able to pay expenses while still being covered if I have to risk my night job to do it.
If I can get $15,000 in pledges by October 10 and have them redeemed by October 15 I can do the shorter 20 days of Trump.
(If I raise the full $35 K I’ll do both adjusting the schedule slightly to allow myself to make it home for my son’s birthday)
Now I know this is not an insignificant amount of cash but it’s also going to be a significant amount of work and travel not to mention a lot of time spent away from my wife and family including my son’s birthday depending on which way this goes. Furthermore you will know that you’ll be seeing things as they are from a person you presumably trust.
So here is how it will work, if you are willing to pledge an amount toward this project contact me by filling out this form
Once I get the required pledges I’ll contact you for payment and then contact my employer to get a leave of absence (or give notice if necessary).
If I don’t get the required pledges or if people don’t come through with the dough in time to do this, then I’ll stay put and keep doing what I’m doing.
We often hear people say they want honest reporting on the campaign as opposed to what the MSM offers well if you’re willing to support me in doing it, I’m willing to provide you with it.