I spoke to Tom Weaver candidate for the GOP nomination in MA-3. He gets to the nitty-gritty of election 2012 simply by using two lightbulbs.
Simple isn’t it? His web site is here.
Simple isn’t it? His web site is here.
My favorite CPAC moment was a totally unnewsworthy conversation with a friend, however my favorite CPAC story is totally newsworthy and Robert Stacy McCain being a proper reporter reports it:
Lyndsey Fifield is a twenty-something from Alabama who has worked on a handful of Republican political campaigns. Maureen Dowd is a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for the New York Times. The odds of these two women ever crossing paths were probably astronomical and so, when they did in fact cross paths Thursday at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), the results were unpredictable.
Unpredictable is an understatement…
Being able to set up your laptop in the Bloggers Lounge is therefore a sought-after privilege, and organizers made it clear before CPAC that advanced registration would be required. So when the New York Times columnist nicknamed “MoDo” showed up Thursday, the unregistered arrival was denied access to the lounge by Fifield. According to one reported account, the Pulitzer-winner asked the young Alabamian, “Do you have any idea who I am?” Via Twitter, Fifield denied that version of the story and indeed she did know who Dowd was, but she also knew her name wasn’t on the registration list and so it was a no-go for MoDo.
What really made that moment fun for me is on the same day Marty Lamb who ran in the 3rd Massachusetts district was also having some trouble getting into the Bloggers Lounge for some interviews, knowing I was inside he asked for me, I came out and vouched for him he was able to come in with me and mix and meet with bloggers who were happy to talk to the former and (future) candidate.
Alas Maureen it is true, it is who you know, Marty Lamb knew me and you didn’t.
11:15 p.m. Talking the Bus strike again the story here.
10:45 p.m. took several calls on illegal immigration, oil and chicken plucking
10:30 p.m. Tom Wesley is now in the studio
10:25 p.m. Sam is asking if Bill Gunn will continue to challenge Olver.
10:15 p.m. Bill Gunn is calling for every republican in the district to start running for City counsel and selectmen all over the state.
10:10 p.m. Sam is a democrat but he is outraged over the impending Bus strike when they are getting a 9% raise. I think there will be no objecting because these union guys won races for them.
10:06 p.m. Sam Rosario now in the studio
9:55 p.m. Bill and Marty both point out that we pinned down democrats here helping the Big Red Wave.
9:53 p.m. Bill Gunn joins us on the air
9:48 p.m. Marty talks about staying involved and working on the farm team for Conservatives in Massachusetts
9:36 p.m. Marty Lamb talks a bit of vote fraud in Worcester that you read about here.
9:25 p.m. Marty Lamb of #ma-3 now in the studio with Sean Bielat
9:10 p.m. Talking about the race and the democratic machine and redistricting
9:05 p.m. Sean Bielat former candidate for ma-4 now in the studio
8:50 p.m. Talking the Tea Party express, some disagreement.
8:45 p.m. We are talking about the grass roots nature of the tea party.
8:35 p.m Asking if the Tea Party will stay with the Republicans or will look independent if Republicans don’t follow through.
8:30 p.m It looks like Jim Henderson is not done with the Sec of State run.
8:25 p.m. Two tea party guests now joining us Justin Brooks pres of the twin city tea party. and Ken Mandile head of the Worcester Tea Party
8:05 p.m Talking about ID for voting some disagreement
7:55 p.m. Talking about the difference between “voter fraud” and “election fraud”
7:45 p.m. Jim Henderson former independent candidate for sec of state in Massachusetts now in studio.
7:40 p.m. Talking trade secrets, call in at 508-438-0965 or listen live here
7:35 p.m. Asked about the fact that many have older cars these days due to the economy.
7:30 p.m. The web site for Right to Repair is here.
7:15 p.m. Mike talks about the manufacturer franchises being forced to jump through certain hoops that non franchises don’t.
7:10 p.m. the legislation requires that the repair/diagnostic information must be available at a reasonable price
7:05 p.m. Stephen Reagan of the Right to Repair coalition is our guest
7:00 p.m. Bill 2517 the right to Repair bill is our topic tonight
Here are some videos from the day:
Before the crowd comes:
Jerry talked to me first
So Did Steve and Denise:
and Richard and Shirley:
I ran into Jen Caissie’s mom but didn’t know who she was when I started:
If you don’t know who Jen is here’s jen:
Since the left came to protest and unlike the tea party people decided to assault a driver who disagreed with them
The Media found the protesters interesting and the police stayed on top of them the entire time:
When things were done I talked to Ron:
And checked back with Jerry
It was a good little rally, not in the class of the Boston event but still effective. At least effective enough that it worried the left. Their actions during the pledge and the national anthem combined with the assault did more to hurt their cause than anything else.
Update: Leftists nuts in VA too, at least they didn’t assault anyone.