Meet the Most important person in the bar

by Datechguy | January 8th, 2012

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Meet the Most important person in the bar

After the debate I approached James Lileks


and Jonah Goldberg

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ask­ing for inter­views, both declined as they were “talked out” but James and I had chat­ted dur­ing the breaks in the action and Jonah con­sented to the photo you see. One must remem­ber that while it was a fun event for many, this was work for them. Pleas­ant work per­haps but work.

Stacy, Mike from Gran­ite Grok and I, joined by a gen­tle­man named Peter who we were debat­ing the issues with, went to the Bar to have a bite and talk more.

To my sur­prise there was an inor­di­nate amount of press there from Dianne Sawyer to Howard Fine­man. You could not go 3 feet with­out trip­ping over some­one who the informed would recognize.

As I didn’t want to inter­rupt peo­ple eat­ing nor pho­to­graph them as they did so I left them be while the four of us talked about what we saw, how­ever a few peo­ple came over and we had an occa­sion to chat.

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Jake scolded me for not e-​mailing him as we dis­cussed but I’d been flat-​out and just didn’t have the time, the con­cept that I didn’t have time to e-​mail him is on reflec­tion an amaz­ing thing.

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I had never had the plea­sure of meet­ing Mickey Kaus till tonight, he is a nice guy but the odd think I noticed was his busi­ness card, not because of any fancy design but the paper stock was the heav­i­est I ever felt on such a card. Odd the things you notice.

Pete mean­while man­aged to get pic­tures with Dianne Sawyer (It is quite aston­ish­ing how beau­ti­ful she is up close), and sev­eral other media stars from Mary Matalin to some of the NRO guys. Donna Brazile had only a sec­ond but came over and I snapped this shot:

You might ask why am I not in any pic­tures, I don’t really do posed pic­tures myself

Pete how­ever had a field day, if you fol­low this stuff this it was some­thing to behold so many peo­ple from so many promi­nent TV net­works and national pub­li­ca­tions and blogs.

But the title of this post is the most impor­tant per­son in the bar, I saved his pic­ture for last:

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Joseph has never been on TV, you will not find his byline in any national mag­a­zine or blog but he was the sin­gle most impor­tant per­son that I met. You see Joseph is a res­i­dent of NH and a voter who plans on vot­ing in the NH pri­mary and it is his deci­sion and thou­sands like him that all of the press in the room are depen­dent on for our stories.

I talked to two other such peo­ple who might have com­peted with Joseph for that honor but one was a demo­c­rat who will not be vot­ing Tues­day, and the other declined to com­ment. Joseph said he was unde­cided. I gave him my card and asked him if he could e-​mail me when he makes up his mind.

There were at least 50 jour­nal­ists in the room with Joseph, peo­ple who have honed their craft over decades, but to my knowl­edge he wasn’t asked that ques­tion by any­one else. Granted they were off the clock but in my mind that ques­tion is the rea­son for being there.

If I get that e-​mail from Joseph and he gives me per­mis­sion I’ll tell you what he decides and why, but never for­get there may have been a lot of cel­e­brates in that room, some of who make a con­sid­er­able amount of money, but on Tues­day next, none of them will mat­ter as much as he.

Update: Insta­lanche, got this up at 4:15 a.m. (not sched­uled writ­ten) woke up at 8 and then off to NH once debate is done, look­ing for­ward to morn­ing Joe Town Hall tonight, glad Pats have a bye.

After the debate I approached James Lileks


and Jonah Goldberg

Jonah at the end of a long day

asking for interviews, both declined as they were “talked out” but James and I had chatted during the breaks in the action and Jonah consented to the photo you see. One must remember that while it was a fun event for many, this was work for them. Pleasant work perhaps but work.

Stacy, Mike from Granite Grok and I, joined by a gentleman named Peter who we were debating the issues with, went to the Bar to have a bite and talk more.

To my surprise there was an inordinate amount of press there from Dianne Sawyer to Howard Fineman. You could not go 3 feet without tripping over someone who the informed would recognize.

As I didn’t want to interrupt people eating nor photograph them as they did so I left them be while the four of us talked about what we saw, however a few people came over and we had an occasion to chat.

Pete, Stacy and Jake Tapper

Jake scolded me for not e-mailing him as we discussed but I’d been flat-out and just didn’t have the time, the concept that I didn’t have time to e-mail him is on reflection an amazing thing.

Mickey Kaue and Stacy

I had never had the pleasure of meeting Mickey Kaus till tonight, he is a nice guy but the odd think I noticed was his business card, not because of any fancy design but the paper stock was the heaviest I ever felt on such a card. Odd the things you notice.

Pete meanwhile managed to get pictures with Dianne Sawyer (It is quite astonishing how beautiful she is up close), and several other media stars from Mary Matalin to some of the NRO guys. Donna Brazile had only a second but came over and I snapped this shot:

You might ask why am I not in any pictures, I don’t really do posed pictures myself

Pete however had a field day, if you follow this stuff this it was something to behold so many people from so many prominent TV networks and national publications and blogs.

But the title of this post is the most important person in the bar, I saved his picture for last:

Meet Joseph the man who matters the most

Joseph has never been on TV, you will not find his byline in any national magazine or blog but he was the single most important person that I met. You see Joseph is a resident of NH and a voter who plans on voting in the NH primary and it is his decision and thousands like him that all of the press in the room are dependent on for our stories.

I talked to two other such people who might have competed with Joseph for that honor but one was a democrat who will not be voting Tuesday, and the other declined to comment. Joseph said he was undecided. I gave him my card and asked him if he could e-mail me when he makes up his mind.

There were at least 50 journalists in the room with Joseph, people who have honed their craft over decades, but to my knowledge he wasn’t asked that question by anyone else. Granted they were off the clock but in my mind that question is the reason for being there.

If I get that e-mail from Joseph and he gives me permission I’ll tell you what he decides and why, but never forget there may have been a lot of celebrates in that room, some of who make a considerable amount of money, but on Tuesday next, none of them will matter as much as he.

Update: Instalanche, got this up at 4:15 a.m. (not scheduled written) woke up at 8 and then off to NH once debate is done, looking forward to morning Joe Town Hall tonight, glad Pats have a bye.

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