This weeks commentary is a summary of the Road Trip and the various districts that were visited from Ct-5 to Ny-24.

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Arrived in Fishkill and gave a call to Zilla of the Resistance to say I was somewhere in the area, talked to her husband and found out she is in the hospital, called her there and she sounded awful. I’ll stop by in the morning as visiting hours are done, I’m sure Nan Hayworth’s HQ in the area will still be there afterwards. (I wonder what the people who say Zilla isn’t real or isn’t sick will say about that?)

Please consider hitting her tip jar and saying a prayer for her.

As for the trip I’ve got a pretty decent wi-fi so I was Finally able to upload this very good interview with a MaMahon Supporter from my first stop

After I stopped at the McDonalds The Ray Kroc Memorial Media Center where I I took this picture…

…of a lady of the left who hoped my prediction for the election was incorrect I headed to another McMahon Office in Torrington CT where I found one other McMahon Satellite office.

Although I was pleased to find the office of congressional candidate Andrew Roraback next door and the office of the local GOP there in the same block

I found the Much cooler Jeff’s records and collectible with an incredible selection of classic vinyl

but more on that later. At the McMahon HQ I noticed an inordinate amount of young people working in the office on the phone, a good sign for the campaign.

However I still couldn’t get permission to talk to anyone officially.

At the Roraback office they were tied up in a meeting so I shot some swag

and waited, when one of the ladies from the GOP office came by, she consented to an interview so I went down to her office and talked to her

She is exactly the type of person you need to make a campaign succeed a person deep into the grass-roots who gives a ton of her time.

I returned briefly to the Roraback office and managed to meet the candidate.

He deserves more attention that I can give him in this post from there I headed off to NY finally stopping in Fishkill just south of Poughkeepsie where I met Rob.

Rob In college majoring in Social Work going for master, he’s working full-time ( I won’t say where) while studying, so he’s definitely in touch with how to get ahead.

He’s a social liberal supporting Gay marriage and “equal pay” (I put that in quotes because that has been the law for two generations how the left managed to sell it otherwise is beyond me). Although he has not been shy about working hard to get his education he doesn’t think students should have to do all they do to acquire it. As he put it:

“Why should I have to go bankrupt to get an education?”

Yet Rob has been sensible, he put in two years in a community college to cut costs and transferring over.

He thinks the mess we’ve been in was not fixable in four years but looks at the economy figuring things could be worse, no matter who wins eventually the economy will turn around. He has faith in the he put it:

“The United States has a history of achieving the impossible.”

Although we didn’t agree on a lot I certainly agree with that.

So now it’s 11:26 and I’m about to crash, tomorrow we’ll visit Zilla then it’s off to check out NY congressional races. Will Romney take the GOP freshmen over the line with him, lets find out in the morning and beyond.

the first top on my Road trip was Framington Ct The talk on the radio was about the latest from the Linda McMahon Senate campaign in Connecticut where in Scott Brown like fashion she is touting her bi-partisan support.

In a state were Democrats have a majority that might be necessary but the question is will it play in the state?

To find out I stopped at the Farmington CT. at a Linda McMahon campaign office

they had great swag

I couldn’t get official comments from the campaign but I did interview a fellow named Rob who was a volunteer, he was very solidly behind McMahon with Jobs as his #1 issue (if the video uploads before I’m done here I’ll include it in this post)

At the Farmingham McDonalds Ray Kroc memorial media center I got a different reaction from a fellow by the name of Joe:

This dyed in the wool Democrat and MSNBC viewer express mistrust of both Linda McMahon and of Mitt Romney. He was particularly concerned with Romney’s flops over the years ( a weakness the Obama campaign frankly did a poor job exploiting) He also believes that subsidies to the bottom of the ladder will be more stimulative as the poor tend to spend most of the money they have due to necessity.

I asked him what he hoped from either presidential candidate if they won

If Obama wins…would like to see more jobs, he believe the market is opening up and sees improvements on the way.

If Romney wins he wants three things:

1. don’t touch medicare
2. Don’t touch SS
3. If he follow through on middle class tax cuts

As I suspect it will be Mitt’s race we’ll see how it goes.

My next stop will be one more McMahon local before heading toward NY 18 and Zilla of the resistance, I wonder if I’ll see more signs like this one on the way?


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As I make my first stop on my road trip that will take me through several districts with GOP freshmen.

I’m planning to hit one or two McMahon HQ and see if I can find a few people to talk to concerning this race before heading north, (OK I’m thinking south but only thinking it still only $25 kicked in to cover this trip so far

The Latest Q-Pac poll has come out and it shows Linda McMahon leading among Independents 50-41 while both Democrats and Republicans support their respective candidates by overwhelming numbers.

However in this Deep blue state and a D+14 sample

LIKELY VOTERS……..Weighted UnWeighted  Percent Frequency
Republican                           21%          304
Democrat                             35              511
Independent                         40             553
Other/DK/NA                        4                44

McMahon trails by 6 49-43 against Chris Murphy Meaning she is over performing the sample by 8 points with two weeks to go.

But DaTechGuy you say wasn’t the last poll two weeks ago tied? (McMahon 48-47 over Murphy?)

Yet it was, lets look at that sample from the previous poll

LIKELY VOTERS……..Weighted UnWeighted  Percent Frequency
Republican                        23%           388
Democrat                          34               570
Independent                      38               669
Other/DK/NA                     5                  69

Hmmm sample D+11 That would certainly reverse a 1 pt poll fairly easy. Strangely enough McMahon was still up 9 among Independents.

The real question in this election is the same in a sense as Massachusetts, in a deep blue state (although not as deep as Massachusetts) can a candidate peel of enough dems to make a difference?

I hope to find that out.

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Will President Romney have a GOP to vote with him, we’ll find out


She is a candidate for the Senate in Connecticut and is spending her morning being attacked by Lawrence O’Donnell mercilessly over the WWE and steroids and over the new jobs bill. To anyone who knows Lawrence O’Donnell this is not any kind of surprise

Her opponent Richard Blumenthal will be coming on shortly. No word if there will be a republican attack dog available to question him. (HA!)

Richard Blumenthal is now on, like McMahon he is supporting tax cuts for small business. Joe askes him about Countrywide and Chris Dodd and Lawrence is jumping in to defend Dodd. Everyone is all laughs. Donny Deutsch asks a really good question about separating himself from the democratic party. Now comes the soft balls.