Steve Bannon at 603 Alliance Event Speeches and Interviews and an Interesting Cultural Moment

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Steve Bannon at 603 Alliance Event Speeches and Interviews and an Interesting Cultural Moment

[cap­tion id=“attachment_102554” align=“aligncenter” width=“332”] Steve Ban­non in Man­ches­ter 1110-17[/caption]As I men­tioned on Fri­day Thurs­day evening Steve Ban­non came to Man­ches­ter NH for fundraiser for the 603 Alliance.

This event was pricey from $125 for gen­eral admis­sion to $750 for the top VIP posi­tion yet there were very few tables with an empty seat.

This is a huge con­trast to the old days at CPAC when Steve was hold­ing his “Unin­vited” events and ignored, also a con­trast unfor­tu­nately is avail­abil­ity, gone are the days when I was one of the free inter­ested in get­ting an inter­view Thurs­day there was press galore and as soon as his speech was over Steve was out the door and intro a car to the air­port and all my run­ning out­side and chas­ing in the hopes of get­ting an inter­view were in vain.

How­ever I did get some speeches such as 603 alliance mem­ber and for­mer state rep Fran Wen­del­boe who talked about keep­ing peo­ple in office honest

She intro­duced Corey Lewin­dowski who spoke next

Corey was also kind enough to give me an exclu­sive inter­view after the event

Steve Ban­non fol­lowed Corey and he gave a doozy of a speech

despite charg­ing my bat­tery before I left for the event Steve’s speech ran it dry so I had to fin­ish it with Cam­era #2

and I voiced over what was missed about want­ing to be gov­erned by the first 100 peo­ple who walked into this room rather than others.

One part of his speech that I sus­pect will get almost no press was his com­ple­ment­ing the 2016 field as one of the best and most qual­i­fied col­lec­tion of pols ever assem­bled for a pres­i­den­tial race. We’ll likely never see a field of peo­ple so full of excel­lent choices again in our lifetime.

As I men­tioned when the event was over Steve was gone pretty quick despite my run­ning out­side in the hopes of grab­bing an inter­view but with my newly scalped head there’s always the chance he didn’t rec­og­nize me.

(I told my wife she could cut my hair and boy did she)

By the time I got back inside most of the crowd was gone but I lucked into Rep Al Bal­darsario who is run­ning for speaker of the NH house and as always he had time for me

I’m fas­ci­nated by folks like Corey and Al who rec­og­nized the poten­tial for Trump at a time when all of us missed it.

I’d like to close with one lit­tle minor insight. The head table where Steve Corey and oth­ers were sit­ting had one empty seat when I got it, that was filled by a lady that I remem­ber from CPAC. The moment she got to the table every sin­gle man at the table rose from his seat before she took hers.

Now I know that’s a lit­tle thing in the scheme of things but I thought cul­tur­ally it spoke volumes

The photo gallery follows

My apolo­gies for the pal­try num­ber of pitch­ers as I noted my direc­tions were bad and I got there a bit late

Steve Bannon in Manchester 11-10-17
As I mentioned on Friday Thursday evening Steve Bannon came to Manchester NH for fundraiser for the 603 Alliance.

This event was pricey from $125 for general admission to $750 for the top VIP position yet there were very few tables with an empty seat.

This is a huge contrast to the old days at CPAC when Steve was holding his “Uninvited” events and ignored, also a contrast unfortunately is availability, gone are the days when I was one of the free interested in getting an interview Thursday there was press galore and as soon as his speech was over Steve was out the door and intro a car to the airport and all my running outside and chasing in the hopes of getting an interview were in vain.

However I did get some speeches such as 603 alliance member and former state rep Fran Wendelboe who talked about keeping people in office honest

She introduced Corey Lewindowski who spoke next

Corey was also kind enough to give me an exclusive interview after the event

Steve Bannon followed Corey and he gave a doozy of a speech

despite charging my battery before I left for the event Steve’s speech ran it dry so I had to finish it with Camera #2

and I voiced over what was missed about wanting to be governed by the first 100 people who walked into this room rather than others.

One part of his speech that I suspect will get almost no press was his complementing the 2016 field as one of the best and most qualified collection of pols ever assembled for a presidential race. We’ll likely never see a field of people so full of excellent choices again in our lifetime.

As I mentioned when the event was over Steve was gone pretty quick despite my running outside in the hopes of grabbing an interview but with my newly scalped head there’s always the chance he didn’t recognize me.

(I told my wife she could cut my hair and boy did she)

By the time I got back inside most of the crowd was gone but I lucked into Rep Al Baldarsario who is running for speaker of the NH house and as always he had time for me

I’m fascinated by folks like Corey and Al who recognized the potential for Trump at a time when all of us missed it.

I’d like to close with one little minor insight. The head table where Steve Corey and others were sitting had one empty seat when I got it, that was filled by a lady that I remember from CPAC. The moment she got to the table every single man at the table rose from his seat before she took hers.

Now I know that’s a little thing in the scheme of things but I thought culturally it spoke volumes

The photo gallery follows

My apologies for the paltry number of pitchers as I noted my directions were bad and I got there a bit late