With the Aug. 4 primary approaching, mailboxes are filling with all manner of campaign materials.
Most will feature a smiling candidate, along with spouse, kids and possibly a dog — for some reason cats rarely make it into campaign photos — and possibly other shots of the candidate speaking earnestly to groups of constituents representing a mix of ages, genders, races and ethnicities.
Most but not all.
Some voters also are finding a postcard-sized mailer from gubernatorial candidate David Blomstrom, suggesting the coronavirus pandemic is part of a Jewish conspiracy and dueling with the much-circulated “Plandemic” conspiracy video over who is following the right breadcrumbs down the correct rabbit hole to expose the true plot behind COVID-19.
It is unclear whether the card is an effort to sell Blomstrom’s self-published book “The Jew Flu,” with a mention of his candidacy thrown in, or an effort to bolster his candidacy by burnishing his anti-Semitic street cred. It has an address for his campaign website and his self-published book website, along with the claim that he is “Seattle’s only political activist” — which, given recent events in that city, seems hard to justify.
‘Viva La Revolution’
Blomstrom, who has created his own “Fifth Republic Party,” has run for many things over the last 20 years — school board, superintendent of public instruction and governor — and has a record of zero for everything. His video voters guide clips available on TVW are generally denunciations of Bill Gates, Israel and the corrupt news media with a bit of “Viva La Revolution” thrown in.
But his campaign website touts his self-published conspiracy books that include the one promoted in the mailer.