A Day Covering Ted Cruz Stop Two House Party Mt. Vernon NH

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A Day Covering Ted Cruz Stop Two House Party Mt. Vernon NH

The sec­ond in an occa­sional series where I cover a sin­gle Pres­i­den­tial Can­di­date at mul­ti­ple event in a day. My cov­er­age of the WRKO event is here & my Bill O’Brien inter­view is here (My day of cov­er­age of Ben Car­son from mid May is here and here).

After get­ting the invite to the O’Brien House party for Cruz I hur­ried to my car in the hopes get­ting back & find­ing the speak­ers car, after a quick guardian angel prayer by an odd coin­ci­dence his car was just pulling out as I was and rem­i­nis­cent of my Scott Brown Car Chase of 2010 I stuck to him as he took a bunch of side roads that I’d never be able to repeat.

On the way to his house the Speaker pulled into a Dunkin Donuts in Man­ches­ter. He and the Cruz team got out to get a drink

KODAK Digital Still Camera

And press the flesh

It’s worth not­ing that despite the 12 ft scarf the Sen­a­tor appar­ently didn’t rec­og­nize me from the pre­vi­ous events I cov­ered him at which goes to show how much dif­fer­ent I look with­out long gray hair and a huge gray beard

One amus­ing story you might notice in this video two older ladies leav­ing while the Sen­a­tor talks to the vet

One of them was wear­ing a tie die tee shirt with a peace sign. She was prac­ti­cally from cen­tral cast­ing for a “60’s chicks for Bernie Sanders” call. The pres­ence of Sen Cruz near her brought to mind a Vam­pire con­fronted with a cru­ci­fix. I stood near her table as I ate my crois­sant. The remarks she was qui­etly mak­ing to her friends con­cern­ing Ted Cruz ful­filled the stereo­type of “Angry left” very well.

We got back in our cars and we arrived at the speak­ers house. Like me he has grapes and his back yard has an incred­i­ble view that a photo can’t do jus­tice to

KODAK Digital Still Camera

About 120150 peo­ple were there to hear the Sen­a­tor I recorded a brief introduction

and after a photo or two

KODAK Digital Still Camera

the Event began. The Speaker intro­duced Sen­a­tor Cruz with remarks sim­i­lar to what he said in our inter­view an hour ear­lier. and then the Sen­a­tor spoke for about 12 minutes.

You’ll note the Cam­era was a tad shaky dur­ing the first minute of the video, I have a touch of sci­at­ica and it picked an awful time to flare on me.

After his remarks he took ques­tions from those who attended and cov­ered a wide range of sub­jects, Debt and For­eign Policy:

On fast Track

On the GOP major­ity and it’s actions/​inactions this one is a MUST watch

You’ll notice that this one cut off sud­denly the rest of the answer is here

He then took a ques­tion on Seques­tra­tion but for some rea­son my cam­era con­tin­ued to act up so instead of a Q & A shot it became 5 short video seg­ments you can see at Youtube as a playlist as post­ing it here would have been unwieldy.

As this was a House event and those show­ing up were not told there might be press I made it a point not to film the peo­ple ask­ing ques­tions as I thought it not appro­pri­ate (other than the Seques­tra­tion ques­tion from Rep Bal­dasaro who I knew had no issue with such filming).

After the Q & A Sen­a­tor Cruz mixed with the crowd a bit and I inter­viewed Rep Baldasaro

Unlike the Speaker he has not made a final deci­sion in fact he was on his way to a Scott Walker event directly after this one. One other pol there while a fan of Cruz had in fact decided on a dif­fer­ent can­di­date but thought it inap­pro­pri­ate to do an inter­view announc­ing said sup­port at a Cruz event.

Like the AM crowd this was def­i­nitely a Cruz Friendly Crowd as it was an invi­ta­tion only the dynamic was a bit dif­fer­ent. The Sen­a­tor took the time to mix with the peo­ple and gave them a fair amount of time to make his case to them as the Peo­ple of NH expect.

This had been the 2nd straight event where I had no net access so as I had an idea we were north of Mil­ford NH I headed in the direc­tion of one a Ray Kroc Memo­r­ial Media fil­ing Cen­ter that was a mile or two away so I could charge the lap­top and bring up the direc­tions to the Andover MA event where I would end my day.

Update: As men­tioned above there was a Scott Walker event in Rock­ing­ham NH but not being Padre Pio I couldn’t be in two places at one time, lucky for you Gran­ite Grok was there. I’ll update when they do.

Update 2: Here is the Scott Walker speech link with the speech from Gran­ite Grok

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The second in an occasional series where I cover a single Presidential Candidate at multiple event in a day. My coverage of the WRKO event is here & my Bill O’Brien interview is here (My day of coverage of Ben Carson from mid May is here and here).

After getting the invite to the O’Brien House party for Cruz I hurried to my car in the hopes getting back & finding the speakers car, after a quick guardian angel prayer by an odd coincidence his car was just pulling out as I was and reminiscent of my Scott Brown Car Chase of 2010 I stuck to him as he took a bunch of side roads that I’d never be able to repeat.

On the way to his house the Speaker pulled into a Dunkin Donuts in Manchester. He and the Cruz team got out to get a drink

KODAK Digital Still Camera

And press the flesh

It’s worth noting that despite the 12 ft scarf the Senator apparently didn’t recognize me from the previous events I covered him at which goes to show how much different I look without long gray hair and a huge gray beard

One amusing story you might notice in this video two older ladies leaving while the Senator talks to the vet

One of them was wearing a tie die tee shirt with a peace sign. She was practically from central casting for a “60’s chicks for Bernie Sanders” call. The presence of Sen Cruz near her brought to mind a Vampire confronted with a crucifix. I stood near her table as I ate my croissant. The remarks she was quietly making to her friends concerning Ted Cruz fulfilled the stereotype of “Angry left” very well.

We got back in our cars and we arrived at the speakers house. Like me he has grapes and his back yard has an incredible view that a photo can’t do justice to

KODAK Digital Still Camera

About 120-150 people were there to hear the Senator I recorded a brief introduction

and after a photo or two

KODAK Digital Still Camera

the Event began. The Speaker introduced Senator Cruz with remarks similar to what he said in our interview an hour earlier. and then the Senator spoke for about 12 minutes.

You’ll note the Camera was a tad shaky during the first minute of the video, I have a touch of sciatica and it picked an awful time to flare on me.

After his remarks he took questions from those who attended and covered a wide range of subjects, Debt and Foreign Policy:

On fast Track

On the GOP majority and it’s actions/inactions this one is a MUST watch

You’ll notice that this one cut off suddenly the rest of the answer is here

He then took a question on Sequestration but for some reason my camera continued to act up so instead of a Q & A shot it became 5 short video segments you can see at Youtube as a playlist as posting it here would have been unwieldy.

As this was a House event and those showing up were not told there might be press I made it a point not to film the people asking questions as I thought it not appropriate (other than the Sequestration question from Rep Baldasaro who I knew had no issue with such filming).

After the Q & A Senator Cruz mixed with the crowd a bit and I interviewed Rep Baldasaro

Unlike the Speaker he has not made a final decision in fact he was on his way to a Scott Walker event directly after this one. One other pol there while a fan of Cruz had in fact decided on a different candidate but thought it inappropriate to do an interview announcing said support at a Cruz event.

Like the AM crowd this was definitely a Cruz Friendly Crowd as it was an invitation only the dynamic was a bit different. The Senator took the time to mix with the people and gave them a fair amount of time to make his case to them as the People of NH expect.

This had been the 2nd straight event where I had no net access so as I had an idea we were north of Milford NH I headed in the direction of one a Ray Kroc Memorial Media filing Center that was a mile or two away so I could charge the laptop and bring up the directions to the Andover MA event where I would end my day.

Update: As mentioned above there was a Scott Walker event in Rockingham NH but not being Padre Pio I couldn’t be in two places at one time, lucky for you Granite Grok was there. I’ll update when they do.

Update 2:  Here is the Scott Walker speech link with the speech from Granite Grok

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If you like your journalism without the MSM Bias you’ve come to the right place, but if you want said journalism to continue the only way it can is if enough people choose to kick in to support me making a living doing it.

My goal for 2015 is Twenty Two grand

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That gets all the bills paid. (including my writers like Fausta)  If I can get to Forty Thousand I can afford to travel outside of New England and/or hire me a blogger to help me get it done.

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