It seems so mediocre. I saw a billboard the other day, and did a Google search for Buhler, trying to see if he had a photo of the billboard on his web site. It came up with this ad at the top:
Dave Buhler for SLC Mayor
www.daveformayor.org Politics can be so full of labels. How bout reasonable? That's Dave.
I then visited his web site for the first time. It reminded me of the Flash ads that the local papers have on their classifieds sites (or used to, anyway) for Larry H Miller that auto-loaded and a "coach" started screaming at you to buy a car. It made me very glad I watch almost no tv, so I haven't had to put up with his campaign ads.
I didn't find the billboard there. But, a quick search for "Dave Buhler billboard" came up with a City Weekly blog about it. Unfortunately, I didn't see it with the graffiti, but at least there's a picture. Go there if you haven't seen it!
So, my point was that Buhler's billboard says "A lot gets done when you're reasonable" and "Vote for the reasonable guy". Between that and his slogan, I really get the feeling that he's asking everyone to settle. Ho-hum. No one "loves" Dave. But at least they like him. And he's plenty willing to compromise on just about anything, because he's reasonable. And a pushover, so that he can at least say he did something, even if it wasn't the right thing.
Not very good campaign marketing, if you ask me.
And what's the deal with these caricatures?
I really wish I could vote for SLC mayor. At least it's pretty apparent that Becker's going to win.