If Drew Curtis of Fark wins the Kentucky governor's race, all of us at Boing Boing have agreed that we will move there.
Jackie Kucinich of The Daily Beast reports:
Curtis told The Daily Beast he got the idea from a friend who was "fed up with what she had to work with" in terms of her elected officials, so she ran for a judgeship and won.
"Watching that whole process go down was really interesting," he said. "It seems like [politicians aren't] trying to do the right thing anymore, and they're all checking their donor lists and making decisions based on [donor preferences]."
As a result, he decided to launch a campaign but decided not to affiliate himself with any party because of the money flooding the established parties.
Instead the campaign's structure will be based on "data-driven" models and, Curtis said, will not be beholden to the traditional masters of the two-party system.
"There are things you can do that are highly effective on the cheap that were just not possible 10 to 20 years ago," he said.