With 31 mayoral and City Council candidates on the ballot in April, voters can’t blame the candidates for trying something different to draw attention to themselves.
Case in point: A press release today from Brian Bahr’s mayoral campaign.
“A representative of the Brian Bahr for Mayor campaign was strolling past a telephone booth earlier this week and to her surprise, saw what appeared to be Clark Kent ducking inside and someone in a cape leaving almost immediately. Our intrepid staffer snapped a quick shot with her cell phone … but was unable to get a clear view,” the release states.
The campaign speculated whether Superman may be in Colorado Springs to participate in activity related to the new ‘strong mayor’ form of government, the release states.
“When the taxpayers of Colorado Springs asked for a ‘strong mayor,’ I’m guessing that Superman wasn’t what they had in mind!” Bahr is quoted as saying. “I do think the citizens want a mayor who isn’t afraid to do the heavy lifting. I envision Colorado Springs as a world-class city with a strong economy, plenty of good jobs, and effecient (sic) city services. A community where we invest in our youth for an even brighter future.”
So, exactly what was the point of the press release?
“In completely unrelated campaign news,” the release states, “the Bahr campaign TV commercials will be on air soon with sneak peek previews available via www.springsmayor.com TODAY at 2:00 PM.”
The ad will be “eye-catching, different, unique, compelling and (the most) articulate political ad of the mayoral race,” said Kyle Fisk, Bahr’s campaign spokesman.
“I can promise you this: Our ad is different,” he said.