Let's see here.
California: 55 electoral votes.
2012 (early Januaryish)
- "Ring Ring Ring" Hello?
Hey... we need California's support in November, what'ch need from us?
Uh... well, our utilities are overpriced, we have a major energy shortage, and our crops are basically growing in dust bowls.
Hmmm.. that sound like a lot of work. What else you got?
Uh... well... a lot of people work in the entertainment industry... I mean they use twitter and stuff - influential in social media an all.. Piracy is cutting into their revenues and stuff, I guess. I don't really know they just tell me it's affecting profits.
Piracy? You mean that VHS crap from the 80s?
Well, I mean, it's all downloads these days, but yeah... they all seem to hate that Kim Dotcom guy. Maybe slap him around a bit and we'll update our Facebook page?
Hmmm... okay, yeah, people will know we have strong anti-piracy stance. Done!
fast forward to 2016
Hey... uh... we need to check the pulse on California's support in November, what do you need from us?
Well.. our utility prices are through the roof, our droughts are so bad we now have to limit daily water intake from our taxpayers, our crime rates are increasing and we may or may not be slowing sinking into the Pacific Ocean.
Yeah... uh... we were thinking of something a little quicker... November and all...
Well... I know the Hollywood guys don't like piracy and all... ever heard of Kick A Torrents?
Torrents? What the? Huh?
It's like copying VHS tapes, you know... from the 80s. Kids trading some discs.
Whoa.... we can be "tough on piracy" and still make lunch! Done!
TLDR: posturing. KAT guy is an idiot, but it's still well timed posturing. Quick baked meals and all that.
Edited by TinyRichard - 7/24/16 at 6:36am