Jay Inslee’s campaign is getting desperate for support — so desperate that it is now openly admitting its desperation. We are no strangers to the desperate lengths Inslee has gone to try to come up with any compelling reason for somebody to give money to his campaign, but the latest pitch is beyond pathetic.
Inslee generally follow a predictable script, like complaining of “vile politics” and “vicious” attacks by the GOP, to outside influence in Washington State politics, and blaming Republicans for his record of ineffective so-called leadership (all the height of hypocrisy). His hyper-partisan attack/blame game tactic is a staple of his approach to begging for money
Recently, however, his campaign has switched it up.
Rather than making false claims that reek of desperation, Inslee is now telling his supporters that he knows people don’t like him that much. A recent email reads:
“Let’s take a trip back to recent history. November 6, 2012. Governor Inslee was running for his first term as our governor. The race was close — too close to call for three days. It wasn’t until Friday evening, November 9th that Rob McKenna conceded. We won by three percent.
“Fast forward to today. Here’s what a new article in Publicola just reported: Our fundraising in 2016 isn’t matching what we were raising in 2012.”
Perhaps evens Inslee’s campaign staff have figured out that his failure at governing is why he is failing to attract donors this year. Apparently, even the lefty voters who so eagerly backed Inslee during his first gubernatorial race want to see him continue in the job.
Given the reality of the situation, it’s no wonder Inslee’s campaign staff has resorted to an unprecedented level of desperation in their money pitches.