When it comes to politics, it seems even the smallest of skeletons don’t stay tucked away in the closet. With information accessible at the click of a keyboard, politicians are more vulnerable than ever to having their darkest secrets exposed by their opponents.
Which is why one gubernatorial candidate is taking his stance on “government transparency” that might be seen as extreme.
Noah Dyer is currently campaigning to defeat Arizona’s Republican Governor Doug Ducey in 2018.
According to his website, Dyer’s number-one priority will be Arizona’s education and boosting the economy by proving Arizona has more to offer than its great weather.
In an attempt to set himself apart from his Republican counterpart, he’s promised a “unique willingness to be open with voters.”
So open, in fact, that the “modern candidate” has dedicated a page of his website to “scandal and controversy.”
The “nitty-gritty” details are broken down into five categories: sex, religion, personal finances, family, and privacy. While most of these topics have been “no-go zones” for politicians, Dyer serves them up on a “silver platter” for voters.
He admits to having both “deep and casual” sexual experiences with many different kinds of women.
In a fight against the stereotypical image of monogamy in higher office, Dyer is open about engaging in group sex, sex with married women, and is an advocate for open relationships. His website says:
He has sent and received intimate texts and pictures, and occasionally recorded video during sex. Noah has always been forthright with his partners … Noah is unapologetic about his sexual choices, and wishes others the same safety and confidence as they express themselves.
When it comes to religion, he considers it “beautiful” as long as it isn’t being used to “defend intolerance and bully.” Rather than denying his potentially controversial comments, he openly invites voters into his past:
Such harsh words are rare these days, but if you’d like to read some of his past tirades, feel free to scroll through his old Facebook posts, all of which are set to public.
His campaign website highlights his overwhelming student loan debt and using credit card cash advances to pay “tens of thousands” of dollars in child support, debts which he wasn’t able to fully pay off.
His home was sold in short sale, and he has the unique perspective to “sympathize” with the homeless:
Noah has technically been homeless, and has enjoyed extended periods of couch surfing, living in offices, and other uncommon living arrangements.
The father of four is divorced, and despite a 30/70 court arranged time split with his wife, he claims he actually has his kids “just under half time.”
Kids were amazing today on the campaign trail as I held press conferences in Tucson, Phoenix, and Flagstaff to announce my candidacy for AZ Governor in 2018.
Dyer is openly uncomfortable with “domestic government spying.” He even offered to live his life on camera for a year to prove the dangers of one group having superior information over another. His website says:
Honest people have nothing to be embarrassed about if their private acts are broadly known.
While some wouldn’t dream of using his campaign technique, he believes none of these “scandals and controversies” would affect his ability to bring a more prosperous future to Arizona.
This isn’t the first time Dyer has used unconventional rhetoric to reach voters. When he announced his candidacy, the marketing executive made the interesting analogy of a love letter to relate to voters. He said:
“I don’t want to use you, I want to serve you. I want to make dinner for you, rub your feet, serenade you with my guitar, and so much more. I don’t have as much money as Doug [Ducey], but I want to share everything I have with you, including my life.”
Dyer believes that voters are “smart enough,” to recognize his leadership ability beyond his scandals, but the final verdict on his campaign shake-up won’t be rendered until the 2018 polls close.