I think Tesla is going about fighting those opposed to the direct auto sales model in the wrong way. I realize why Tesla does it (limited budget, belief that better products/ideas win the marketplace, reluctance to buy off lawmakers like other industries do), but it seems to be a reactive and losing strategy highly dependent on legislatures doing the right thing for the good of society. Over the past three years, various state legislatures and governors have demonstrated that something else is necessary to win this fight. I'd love to see some brainstorming from the very intelligent people on this forum about how Tesla could take a better and somewhat pro-active approach to these state by state fights and what those methods should be. All these battles have the same playbook: State Dealer lobbies pop up, spread around cash to legislators and rile up their 10,000 to 50,000 in-state employees and owners. They scare these people and the media into believing that Tesla is trying to play by different rules and eventually they'll lose their jobs because of it. If the dealers go out of business, then the little league teams will lose their sponsors, etc. etc. They successfully use the trickle down effects of dealers going out of business to win hearts and minds. Then Tesla gets wind of pending legislation, whips up its supporters into reactive action. We write letters, we call our representatives and sometimes show up at hearings. Since our supporters are much less in quantity and do not contribute to their campaigns like the dealers, legislators side with the dealers. These dealers live and employ hundreds and sometimes thousands of people in their districts. When you weigh the all politics is local aspect against Tesla, who is lead by an "eccentric billionare" with "weird electric vehicle technology" (their quotes, not mine) and scarce presence in their district, can you blame the legislators for siding with the dealers? The resulting outcome is that these anti-Tesla bills advance and everyone on our side shakes their head in amazement that the legislators didn't see things from our perspective. This has to change. So, how would you change Tesla's reactive strategy?