Comment by NotOtherwiseSpecified on Why Helping the Flynn Campaign is especially useful right now · 2022-05-14T01:38:30.544Z · EA · GW

Maybe these are obvious considerations, but seeing those reddit comments makes me wonder:

  • At what point does further ad spending become actively counterproductive by provoking people into voting for the competition, or into persuading others to?
  • Is it worth it for someone like Flynn or Bankman-Fried to communicate directly to the voting public explicitly acknowledging how many ads there are from outside funders, and explaining why that seemed like a legitimate thing to do given what these outside funders felt to be the stakes? (At least I don't think I've seen such communication so far.) That might give people an alternative to the adversarial frame that they might otherwise default to.