Congressman Trey Gowdy is a client. He has been for a long time. I worked on his first congressional campaign and today I serve as his chief digital strategist.
1 Trey Gowdy raises more money online than any other congressman. (At least that’s what we’re told). He could literally send out an email that says “What’s up? Sincerely, Trey Gowdy” with a donate button and raise $25,000.
2 Trey Gowdy ranks as one of the most popular politicians in South Carolina. The guy’s numbers would make you believe he walks on water.
3 Trey Gowdy is the most popular politician in his district. That’s one of the most conservative districts in America.
One would read these fun facts and automatically assume that Trey is part of the fringe. He’s a political beast who tosses out red meat for breakfast, lunch and dinner. He’s in lockstep with President Trump on everything.
Yet this is Trey Gowdy…
Keeping in mind that Trey is a “no bullshit, do what’s right for the country, screw Washington games, results before party, the ends don’t justify the means” politician AND he raises a ton of cash while remaining one of the most popular politicians at home and perhaps even in the nation, you have to ask — why don’t more politicians adopt his attitude?
You know the answer. Because most politicians care too much about being in Washington and you can’t have it both ways. You can’t have that “no Washington games” attitude while also working to stay in office forever in order to climb that ladder up the hill.
For years, Trey has been complaining to everyone who would listen how much he hates Washington. He didn’t want to be there. He could not care less if he was re-elected. And that’s what makes him the best Congressman in America.
Americans are going to get the elected officials we deserve. Go on the internet for 13 seconds and you know we don’t deserve people like Trey Gowdy who just want to solve problems. We’re way more interested in throwing shit than in solving problems.