In order for them to do that, they need ONE quote from you. They need you to say, “Yeah, it’s really cool to be both a graphic designer and a candidate for office,” for them to have their human interest story. Everything you said about repealing the Patriot Act, Ending the War on Drugs, or eliminating the income tax is gone.
To turn each of those puppy and kitten interviews into a hard hitting piece about cutting government, remember ABC: Always Be Cutting. In every single sentence, talk about a major cut to government.
“As a graphic designer, I know that the government has no place regulating art, so I intend to sponsor legislation to eliminate the FCC.”
“As a graphic designer and entrepreneur, I know that we need to eliminate the income tax in order to help small businesses create jobs – and I’ll sponsor legislation to eliminate the Federal Income Tax.”
Journalists usually need a quote to complete an article. If every single one of your quotes is about cutting government, you are guaranteed to get a quote about cutting government into the article. And that will also guide the focus of the article.
But your work doesn’t end there. The biggest fear on earth is fear of the unknown. So when you talk about a major cut to government, describe what that will look like, and how much better it will be.
For example, when talking about ending the War on Drugs, make sure you mention that doing so will dramatically reduce violent crime. When discussing ending the income tax, make sure you mention that we will have more jobs, more innovation, less interference, less needless war, and higher quality of life.