One problem I ran into during my road trip was a reluctance on the part of avg voters to go on Camera. The Big Exception was in NY-24 at the Clay Town Hall candidate forum. About 75 voters came to Watch Congresswoman Ann Marie Buerkle (R-NY) and Green Party Candidate Ursula Rozum answer questions on a wide variety of issues. Democrat Candidate and former Congressman Dan Maffei skipped this town hall as he has every previous one.
However the voters were there and talked to me. First was Ralph:
My batteries died in the middle of the interview so I shot a 2nd part
Lee had some Choice words for Dan Maffei missing the event:
One Lee talked to me the dam was opened and people queued up to speak to me, First Michael on Obamacare
Mark who had comments on High Speed Rail
And Ed on Capital Gains
I’ll have the video of the Q & A later and the Candidate’s reactions but what about voters? I talked to Gary
There is one constant theme in all these interviews, Ann Marie Buerkle accessible, and running on her record. Dan Maffei not accessible.
If this is what’s going on after two years, I think Congresswoman Buerkle will do very well come election day.
Incidentally if you are wondering why there are no Maffei or Rozum supporters were interviewed, it’s simply because none were willing to talk. I gave a general invitation to the crowd and went from person to person, I can’t make people talk to me nor will I film a “non-combatant” without permission