Thursday, August 17, 2006

Lamont and Edwards Event

John Edwards will be coming to New Haven to campaign with Ned Lamont today at 5:45 at the Harkness Courtyard.

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If anyone is planning on attending, please stop by and say hi!

39 comments:

Anonymous said...

I would expect better than this from CTLP. One of the things I have always liked here is the thoughtful postings on the main page...this is not one of them. This is a blatant plug for a campaign event that I hoped we would never see on the main page.

Genghis-

I hope you put a stop to this in the future, regardless of what camapaign/party it comes from.

Anonymous said...

GC - I agree with Anon. 9:36. Please don't stoop to the level of some of the other blogs. Of course, someone can post this information in the comments section, but it has no place as an original post in my opinion.

Gabe said...

It was informational, not an advertisement. I post the events that I know about that sound interesting - to me a potential presidential candidate stumping for a Senate candidate is interesting.

Anon 9:36 said...

And if it was an interesting event for Rell or Lieberman would you do the same Gabe?

Of course not. Posting it in the comments section is one thing, on the front page is another.

Gabe said...

I would, of course. Since I have stopped receiving press releases from the Lieberman campaign, its unlikely that it will happen. As soon as Rell has an event with someone of a national stature (also unlikely since she has a margin that my house fits in), I will post it (if I don't get beat by my Right of Center fellow posters)...

Authentic Connecticut Republican said...

Gabe said... ...
I post the events that I know about that sound interesting - to me


When we see where Jodi's going to be today too, then the above will have some credibility.

Looks like a blatant plug to me too.

cgg said...

I'd post it. In fact I have posted Liebermn's public schedule before. I don't think I'm on Rell's list, but I'd have no problem with posting that either. And I'll bet our conservative posters will be doing just that in the near future as Rell campaigns.

John Edwards is newsworthy in the same way that Dan Quayle, or Jack Kemp's would be.

Authentic Connecticut Republican said...

>>John Edwards is newsworthy in the same way

Isn't he that guy on TV that claims he can talk to the dead?

The True Gentleman said...

There is nothing wrong with this post, Gabe. It's good information (regardless of party affiliation). Don't hesitate posting this type of information in the future -- it is a way to get people involved in the process. They'll decide to go to the event or stay home on their own (and for their own reasons). It's not like you posted, "Connecticut Local Politics Urges Citizens of Connecticut to Attend Lamont and Edwards Event."

disgruntled_republican said...

It seems I have been called upon to weigh in...kinda.

I would not post an event without commentary, such as this one, on the front page. I too feel it is a plug for a campaign and should not be on the front page but rather in the comments field. If it had substance besides the plug, like an analysis of the visit it would be more worthy but just posting a campaign event is not.

CGG-

Yours was newsworthy as it was the first time Joe publicized his schedule and it was something he was publicly being critized for so I don;t think it fits the same mold as this does.

And for the record, I will not put obvious campaign events with nothing else on the front page as my comments here should clearly show. I don't think it is appropriate.

Janet said...

Yeah Gabe, don't let these foolish people prevent you from posting stuff like this in the future.

A national figure such a John Edwards coming to CT to campaign for a candidate certainly is worthy of being posted on the site. It is informative.

I'm sure that when Tom Delay or any other nationally-known Republican leaders comes to campaign for Lieberman, that will be posted here too.

I don't see it as biased at all. It's informative, and I appreciate these kinds of posts.

cgg said...

I don't know DR. It's not like Lamont is attending a pancake breakfast. Then I'd see where you were coming from. (Though "Lamont to appear at pancake breakfast" would be a catchy headline!) I think considering who Lamont is campaigning with it's newsworthy.

And I didn't mean to speak for you or TG. Though if Rell is going to campaign with a Republican heavyweight I do want to know.

Gabe said...

ACR - When Jodi Rell is campaigning with a once and future presidential candidate, I am sure it will be posted... Or a psychic that can talk to the dead...

Authentic Connecticut Republican said...

Gabe said... Or a psychic that can talk to the dead...

I don't think she and Foley get along.

GMR said...

I have no probem with posting who's coming here to campaign for whom. This was the first I'd heard that Edwards was coming. And since I don't support Lamont and since New Haven is about an hour away, I don't think I'll attend. But I'm not upset to find out what's going on.

disgruntled_republican said...

Let me be clear. I have no problem with the post if it had some type of analyisis that went along with it. It does not. That is where I take issue with it.

Gabe said...

D_R - You will be getting analysis out of your ears after CGG and I get through with it. And pictures and, dare to dream, video...

disgruntled_republican said...

LOL...I'm sure...and I love pictures!

Janet said...

So all posts now require analysis and opinion so that it won't be considered biased?

LOL.

That sounds like the Fox News theory.

disgruntled_republican said...

Not all Janet, just ones that can be viewed as biased. It's my opinion, nothing more.

bluecoat said...

Kerry's helping Ned too and just becauseLieberman cites Farrell's views on Iraq withdrawal

bluecoat said...

the CT GOP is anemic, soory DG:Senate Run Is Really No Party Schlesinger Is Stranded By GOP August 17, 2006 By JON LENDER, Courant Staff Writer

The True Gentleman said...

Why do you say that, bluecoat? And why only an apology to Disgruntled Republicans rather than all Connecticut Republicans?

bluecoat said...

TG: the CT Republicans - or specifically the ones at the nominating convention - owe the people of CT an apology for not putting up a candidate to challenege the Democrats, not me. My apology to DG in advance is because i tink he's but I know he gets it.

bluecoat said...

BTW TG: your freind , Curt Weldon, represents a number of my Republican friends and they are not pleased he hasn't stood up to the religious wrong (aka the religious right) more than he does - and some have told him so!!!

The True Gentleman said...

Bluecoat, how many times do we all need to go through this with you? Alan Schlesinger and Paul Streitz were the only individuals who came forward and showed a willingness to run. How can you blame the nominating convention for that? Your inability to grasp this is amazing.

Gary Holder-Winfield said...

I will be there

Anonymous said...

TG--
Pathetic. If I were a Republican, I'd be making every last effort to win that Senate seat. Alan
Gold could have been chased out weeks ago.

Obviously Lierberman cut some sort of deal. I'm just surprised real gentlemanly Repulicans like yourself tolerate such wankery.

Authentic Connecticut Republican said...

bluecoat said...
owe the people of CT an apology for not putting up a candidate...


Most of us were pretty happy just to get rid of the other guy.

Alan seemed okay and he's good on his feet, or seemed so.

Jodi's made it pretty clear that he was never her choice which some of us (certainly me) took as he objection to a key member of Alan's staff.

Since then I've made privy to other issues (that Hartford Courant is now sitting on); and it's clear now that I should've moved heaven and earth to drag Dick Bozzuto back into politics and into the race.

Had I done that (I don't know that I could have) Dick would be the next senator from CT.

Money wouldn't have been an issue, there's probably around 8000 Republicans left standing here in CT that remain royally ticked off at the way the man was treated in the 80's by the Weicker crowd (read:"scum of the earth".)

Those same old-line old-guard Bozzuto-people would work like they were possessed to get the man elected.

No question about it, we blew an opportunity that has now turned into the perfect storm.

Authentic Connecticut Republican said...

bluecoat said...
owe the people of CT an apology for not putting up a candidate...

Most of us were pretty happy just to get rid of the other guy.

Alan seemed okay and he's good on his feet, or seemed so.

Jodi's made it pretty clear that he was never her choice which some of us (certainly me) took as he objection to a key member of Alan's staff.

Since then I've made privy to other issues (that Hartford Courant is now sitting on); and it's clear now that I should've moved heaven and earth to drag Dick Bozzuto back into politics and into the race.

Had I done that (I don't know that I could have) Dick would be the next senator from CT.

Money wouldn't have been an issue, there's probably around 8000 Republicans left standing here in CT that remain royally ticked off at the way the man was treated in the 80's by the Weicker crowd (read:"scum of the earth".)

Those same old-line old-guard Bozzuto-people would work like they were possessed to get the man elected.

No question about it, we blew an opportunity that has now turned into the perfect storm.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said... Alan
Gold could have been chased out weeks ago


Tougher than you think.

Ever try to get rid of crabgrass once it's growing?

Next to impossible; gotta get it with a pre-emergent before it sprouts.

Anonymous said...

bluecoat - Should we have nominated someone who was not at the convention and had not expressed any interest in running? Who did you want to be nominated? Why didn't you run, you have run for office before, haven't you?

The True Gentleman said...

Anonymous 11:45 a.m., I wanted to see Kevin O'Connor nominated. If you've read my posts in the past, you would see that pretty clearly. That did not happen. Hindsight is 20/20. As for Senator Lieberman cutting some sort of deal with the CTGOP, I have no knowledge of that actually happening and, therefore, will not comment on it.

Authentic Connecticut Republican said...

The True Gentleman said...
I wanted to see Kevin O'Connor nominated.


So you said on the phone.

As for Senator Lieberman cutting some sort of deal with the CTGOP

It was him not us.

Anonymous said...

Don't be Suprised,

ACR freely admits being a Member of the Republican State Central Comittee during John Rowlands Reign and that he Defending John Rowland to the end.

The Republican Party in Ct. is Just like Ct. For Lieberman Party in that the word Cult fits better than Party.

Anonymous said...

Seems like this month is a perfect opportunity for the CT Republican party to build their bench, much in the way that they did when Kevin O'Connor ran against John Larson as a 31 year old lawyer. The opportunity awaits a young republican in the state eager to get the message out as to why he or she is a republican in this state anyway. Take the place of Schlessinger. What is the point of the existence of the CT Republican party otherwise when their current candidate for US Senate is not even polling in double digits? And the registered Republicans are supporting an ousted Democratic Senator on an ego trip because he's never held a real job in his life and is unwilling to let the will of the CT Democratic voters stand? Great opportunity for a young Republican to seize the moment and build some great statewide name recognition.

bluecoat said...

TG: it is you that don't grasp that the Party has to do more than say: who's in? And this just in from the AP on why Bush should have gone to Congreess and had our laws modified to accomodate the NSA support of law enforcemenat and counter terror instead og going it alone as if the unitary presidency was a valid argument:Judge nixes warrantless surveillance By SARAH KARUSH
Associated Press Writer
This setback could have been avoided.

bluecoat said...

anon @ noon: I didn't see your post before; I am, ocf course, flattered that someone of your anaonymous stature would ask why I didn't run when I have never even held the position of elected dogcatcher in CT; there are lots of reasons a hobbyist unknown blogger like me wouldn't run not the least of which is that I am a "U", I take quite a beating on the issues from CT Republicans on this blog and I know few folks in politics although admittedly some do know who I am but not as bluecoot the blogger.

Anonymous said...

That Alan's a smart guy. Why pay in untraceable cash, when you can rack up frequent flyer miles! Who wouldn't want this brain in the U.S. Senate?