Friday, December 09, 2005

Open Forum

Too much work, too much snow.

Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton has formed a new group to study immigration reform. So far the group is him and one other guy. I wonder if this has anything to do with those chickens?

There are concerns over the new voting machines that will be in place for next year's elections. The Registrars of Voters Association of Connecticut (ROVAC) has also expressed concerns over training and costs surround the new machines. ROVAC, incidentally, is headed by Republican SOTS candidate Richard Abbate.

What else is happening today?

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Talking to a few local registrars and town clerks from both political persuaions,they have never been real happy with the way Susan administrates. The concerns raised by the assoc. that the optical scanner vendor did not bid is a real one. Susan's reasons for not getting the bid so far do not fly any better than a trukey.

Anonymous said...

Off the subject but.... There were two fundraisers last night in the Hartford area; a young professionals event for Christ Murphy and a fundraiser for Joe Courtney. What are people's thoughts on the likelihood that either one of these guys can defeat the incumbent?

Brass Tacks said...

Second place. (Both of them.)

Mr. Reality said...

I don't think either have that good of a shot. The problem is that like all Democrats lately is that they'll try to associate Johnson and Simmons with Tom Delay. In doing so they will never define themselves. No one will know what they stand for. John Kerry was is the poster child for this...No way should he have ever lost that race but he refused to tell people what he stood for.

Courtney had his shot and failed, what's more is that he did a bad job in the northern part of the district where he should have done well. I'm sorry every ad next year is going to have Simmons saving the Sub Base. And Joe Courtney's ad will be about Tom Delay. You tell me whose message will resonate more? As for the war, Courtney will bring it up but will offer no solution. In the end voters will choose Simmons because they know his stance on the issues and when it comes to the war they know his resume as a vet and CIA operative and that holds a lot of weight. If you want to save jobs at EB the last thing you need is a candidate who is against defense spending.

I guess Murphy could surprise people, but he has no name recognition and Johnson is not taking anyone lightly anymore since the race against Charlotte Koskoff. What issue can Murphy trumpet?

Chris MC said...

See my post near the end of the previous (NY Post...) thread re the Johnson race and CT05.net for more (Mr. R). There is plenty of substance to work with here. No fabrication of issues required. The Medicare "reform" is a fiscal disaster and policy debacle of historic proportions. It is hitting seniors right at the kitchen table.

What is required is that people (this is not directed at anyone here, it is a general statement) stop confusing regurgitation of the propaganda they hear 24/7 in the media with a meaningful discussion of what is really what.

A tall order, I can attest, but definitely not vaporware.

Anonymous said...

john Kerry told people exactl;y what he stood for. He just refused time and time again to use the "support the troops" issue to get elcted. He deserves a medal of honor for having a conscience and I say that as someone who thinks he is to pro labor fat cats!

Proud Moderate Dem said...

anon, yes, indeed, kerry told us exactly where he stood on the issues. and where he stood was on both sides.

Anonymous said...

Is Gov. Rell really a driving force behind the improvement of New Haven Schools.

School construction is a partnership between the towns and the state in improving the learning environment. If you listen to some candidates, you wouldn't know that.

Anonymous said...

They're HERE!

Anonymous said...

If the proud moderate dem means that Kerry gave a position on the war based on the prosecution of the war (in Iraq) at the time of his comment and the democratic processes afforded to US Senators then I guess he was on both sides of the issue. The proud mod dem's comment shows why Kerry lost as his own party did not understand him.