A Day Covering Ted Cruz Stop Three The Barn Andover Ma

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A Day Covering Ted Cruz Stop Three The Barn Andover Ma

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 and my cov­er­age of the Mt. Ver­non event is here. (My day of cov­er­age of Ben Car­son from mid May is here and here).

After grab­bing the direc­tions and putting a bit of a charge in the lap­top I headed off to Andover. Appar­ently the route I took was not as effec­tive as Sen­a­tor Cruz as he arrived ahead of me.

The event was at a Jim Lyons Barn which had hosted con­ser­v­a­tive events in the past and was almost a mix of the pre­vi­ous two event, the crowd was nearly as large as the WRKO event but the set­ting was infor­mal so peo­ple were mix­ing together. Many Mass­a­chu­setts con­ser­v­a­tives were there from Tom Wes­ley , to Brad Wyatt to Brad Marston.

As thing had not started yet I began inter­view­ing atten­dees. Bill & Annie were the first to consent

Just as we fin­ished Mr. Lyons gave a rather long intro­duc­tion to Sen­a­tor Cruz (video here & here ) I took a pan of the crowd as best I could from the loca­tion I had but my spot lim­ited me a bit.

The Senator’s speech was about 20 min­utes and other than an inter­est­ing JFK imper­son­ation cov­ered a lot of the ground with this new audi­ence that he did in his pre­vi­ous two speeches of the day.

At the end of it he made his “10 vote” pitch that he had made ear­lier in the day

Unlike the pre­vi­ous two appear­ances the Sen­a­tor didn’t do a for­mal Q & A but he allowed the indi­vid­ual vot­ers to come and talk to him. The large crowd turned that into a long process. Since there wasn’t a for­mal Q & A I con­tin­ued doing my reg­u­lar audi­ence inter­views con­tin­u­ing with Ann Knowles and her son.

I noticed fel­low cit­i­zen jour­nal­ist Janet Aldrich of the CNS News (who does great work cov­er­ing the state­house) and we simul­ta­ne­ously inter­viewed each other for our sites.

(Yes I said Mt. Auburn instead of Mt. Ver­non it was a long day)

After that Janet held my cam­era as a lady named Christie asked me ques­tions about my scarf while I asked her ques­tions about what she thought of the event.

And then I spoke to Karen Anderson

She noticed that the Sen­a­tor spent an awful lot of time with the vot­ers and she was right. By the Time Sen­a­tor Cruz was leav­ing there was not much day­light left but I kept the cam­era on in the hopes of get­ting in a ques­tion. Despite the state­ment by the cam­paign man he did answer reporters ques­tions as he walked and I man­aged to get one in at the end on cam­paign­ing in Massachusetts

Given the length of the day and the fact that he must be doing this every sin­gle day it’s a rather incred­i­ble thing that he was so spot on. That bodes well for the poten­tial 3 am phone call.

from there I walked by to the car parked about a qtr mile away inter­view­ing one more cou­ple who were parked near me

And this ended my Sat­ur­day day cov­er­ing Ted Cruz. I will have two short follow-​up posts to with analy­sis and thoughts.

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Remem­ber the only way I can do this type of jour­nal­ism is if enough peo­ple choose to kick in to sup­port me mak­ing a nom­i­nal liv­ing doing it.

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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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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 and my coverage of the Mt. Vernon event is here.  (My day of coverage of Ben Carson from mid May is here and here).

After grabbing the directions and putting a bit of a charge in the laptop I headed off to Andover.  Apparently the route I took was not as effective as Senator Cruz as he arrived ahead of me.

The event was at a Jim Lyons Barn which had hosted conservative events in the past and was almost a mix of the previous two event, the crowd was nearly as large as the WRKO event but the setting was informal so people were mixing together.  Many Massachusetts conservatives were there from Tom Wesley , to Brad Wyatt to Brad Marston.

As thing had not started yet I began interviewing attendees. Bill & Annie were the first to consent

Just as we finished Mr. Lyons gave a rather long introduction to Senator Cruz (video here & here ) I took a pan of the crowd as best I could from the location I had but my spot limited me a bit.

The Senator’s speech was about 20 minutes and other than an interesting JFK impersonation covered a lot of the ground with this new audience that he did in his previous two speeches of the day.

At the end of it he made his “10 vote” pitch that he had made earlier in the day

Unlike the previous two appearances the Senator didn’t do a formal Q & A but he allowed the individual voters to come and talk to him. The large crowd turned that into a long process. Since there wasn’t a formal Q & A I continued doing my regular audience interviews continuing with Ann Knowles and her son.

I noticed fellow citizen journalist Janet Aldrich of the CNS News (who does great work covering the statehouse) and we simultaneously interviewed each other for our sites.

(Yes I said Mt. Auburn instead of Mt. Vernon it was a long day)

After that Janet held my camera as a lady named Christie asked me questions about my scarf while I asked her questions about what she thought of the event.

And then I spoke to Karen Anderson

She noticed that the Senator spent an awful lot of time with the voters and she was right. By the Time Senator Cruz was leaving there was not much daylight left but I kept the camera on in the hopes of getting in a question. Despite the statement by the campaign man he did answer reporters questions as he walked and I managed to get one in at the end on campaigning in Massachusetts

Given the length of the day and the fact that he must be doing this every single day it’s a rather incredible thing that he was so spot on. That bodes well for the potential 3 am phone call.

from there I walked by to the car parked about a qtr mile away interviewing one more couple who were parked near me

And this ended my Saturday day covering Ted Cruz. I will have two short follow-up posts to with analysis and thoughts.

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I hope you liked my coverage of Ted Cruz and found it and the video informative. If you like this kind of journalism served without the MSM Bias you’ve come to the right place, please come back often and tell your friends.

Remember the only way I can do this type of journalism is if enough people choose to kick in to support me making a nominal 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.

Consider Subscribing 100 Subscribers at $20 a month will get the job done.

 

Our May Premium for a tip jar hitters of $50 or more is Tim Imholt’s book: The Forest of Assassins

Subscribe at $50 or more in and receive each monthly premium shipped the date of your payment.

All Tip Jar hits in May of $10 or more will get a copy of Jeff Trapani’s excellent E-Book Victor the Monster Frankenstein.