State Sen Jim Rubens in Hollis
State Sen Jim Rubens in Hollis
While all the focus right now is on the National convention there is still local politics going on and there are plenty of divides there.

In NH former State Senator is putting up a primary challenge to Senator Kelly Ayotte. He made an appearance in Hollis NH and I managed to get there to cover some of it before I had to head for work and got the tail end of his speech

He then took questions on political promises and the clash between establishment vs grassroots

On Race Relations

On the 2nd Amendment and guns

I think that’s critical along with this question on life and planned parenthood

I’m committing to you on camera.

one from me on targeting police

On illegal immigration and sanctuary cites and had an interesting take on the effect

and then sat for an interview with me before I had to run to work

as a rule such a primary is an uphill climb and while my opinion on Senator Ayotte is not as harsh as many in the room it’s my opinion that as Scott Brown learned if you don’t have the pro-life and the pro 2nd amendment conservatives turning out in a general election you lose.

Mr. Rubens web site is here.


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I’m still uploading video and audio from yesterday’s Trump event in Derry NH but rather than keep you waiting let me give you this one video to start with and make a single point.

I’m not really into the normal press scrums, mostly because they are so predictable depending on the party of the person being interviewed but also because you might, if you’re lucky, get only one question and you want to use that question to both stand out as a journalist and be relevant at the same time.

Fortunately for me I had two advantages when my chance came at (.38) in the video below  (and I don’t mean my hat and 12 ft scarf on a 90 degree day).

1. I had conducted 16 short interviews of people in line to see Trump so I could base my question on what the people who came to see him had told me.

2. Most of the questions before me were a variation of a single theme: “Why do you suck so much and will you disavow or apologize for sucking so much?

Now If I ever get one of my patented 3 minutes interviews with Mr. Trump or if I get a longer 15 minute interview I have other questions that I’d like to ask, but for now let this question and Mr. Trump’s reaction allow me to make one suggestion to the GOP field in general:

If you want to make sure that you have at least one or two questions that aren’t a variation of: “Why do you or the GOP suck and will you condemn them or apologize for sucking so bad?” Make sure you keep a spot or two open for the new media in the press room.

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In Honor of Pat Austin whose regular piece is today I’m bumping up this brief interview I managed to secure a couple of questions with Gov Bobby Jindal of Louisiana at FITN 2015 on Day 2

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While unlike last year  time didn’t permit me to grab Joe Scarborough for an interview I managed to record his speech to the crowd

You might notice Joe’s speech was the only one of the weekend I recorded in full, but that’s because I don’t get a chance to see him every morning as I used to. And yes I bumped it ahead of others so Morning Joe viewers could see it before Monday’s show

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Congressman Peter King of NY was kind enough to give me some time on day of the FITN Summit in Nashua NH

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No this is not Perry Mason it is in fact Michael Mackley who I’m speaking to on day on of the FITN Summit in Nashua NH

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I spoke to Author Andy Martin on Day one of FITN Republican Leadership Conference Nashua NH

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I spoke to Senator Sam GOP activist Rosemary Russell on Day one of FITN Republican Leadership Conference Nashua NH

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I spoke to State Senator Sam Cataldo on Day one of FITN Republican Leadership Conference Nashua NH

He will not be the first person you hear praising the former VA Gov.

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I spoke to Rep Alfred P. Baldasaro on Day one of FITN Republican Leadership Conference Nashua NH

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