We all know Jeeps are impressive and can do some things not many other vehicles can. Obviously, Former Congressman and Secretary of State Ken Hechler, nominee for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by the death of Robert Byrd, has had an ongoing love affair with his Jeep, and has actively involved it in all his political campaigning. (Now mind you, I am not campaigning for Mr. Hechler, neither for or against the man, just making an observation on how the word “Jeep” is even dropped in the political arena.)
What sparked this was an article I ran across online on the Charleston Daily Mail website “Hechler ready for rough terrain”. Here are a few quotes off that particular article of Hechler’s Jeep campaigning jingles.
Hechler states that Jeeps have symbolized his vision to “help pave the way for a better West Virginia.”
“Wherever he went, he was heralded by his classic campaign jingle, which said, “There’s a red Jeep in the mountains, and it’s coming round the bend. It’s bringing you a message, from a West Virginia friend.”
Hechler is on his sixth Jeep since making the initial purchase back in 1960.