Monday, April 16, 2007

Bringing everyone up to date

Saturday during The Advocates radio program Derry Rep. Paul Hopfgarten and Ken Gorrell joined the host in discussion of state politics.

One of our loyal listeners called to suggest that the internet promotion for Republicans here in Belknap County had not been undertaken.

The unanimous feeling of those in studio was that information published on the internet would not reach many who may not have the internet or do not avail themselves with the information sent them.

I pointed out as an example defending the panel’s position that literature coming from state and national Republican Party leadership more often than not is derogatory of Cong. Carol Shea-Porter and then proceeds to ask for money. Therefore I pay very little attention to emails of that sort.

Unanimous decision was that Republican leaders, activists, and candidates must get the word out to the public by personally delivering the message!

As Ken Gorrell stated, contacting or sending emails without a message is not going to get the results we as Republicans wish to achieve.

Sunday morning before checking to see who Chris Wallace would be interviewing on Fox New Sunday, I made a rare stop at Close-Up on WMUR where I was surprised to see actual debate between NH House Democrats and Republicans.

Rep. Neal Kurk and Rep. Mike Whalley were doing a bit of what was suggested previously: delivering the message and challenging the Democrats on what steps they may be taking with regard to fiscal matters.

Let us not leave it there. More discussion is needed on why we have two major political parties – both on fiscal and social issues.

Some of my friends agree that any Republican who seeks another conservative Republican’s support in September/November 2008 must promise to vote to undo the damage that the Democrats have done to NH and the U.S. in 2007-2008 – is that clear enough?
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Last November Betty and I had the pleasure of attending a fund-raiser for the NH Veterans Home (Tilton) and Belmont Rotary at Pheasant Ridge Country club in Gilford.

So many veterans gathering and folks like us who just wanted to be part of the evening with so many heroes.

That night we heard for the first time entertainer Jackie Cox (2004 Christian Country Artist of the Year) sing “Thank You’s Not Enough”.

An invitation was extended to join us in studio (WEZS 1350) when Jackie returned to NH and that time is Saturday, April 21 at 10:30.

Following his radio appearance we will gather at Veterans Park in downtown Laconia, depending on the weather, for a free concert to pay tribute to past, present, and future veterans.This setting is so appropriate with many monuments of those who served from Laconia.

Should the weather not be perfect, the Wilkins-Smith American Legion Post #1, North Main Street, Laconia has offered to host Jackie in their building for the 12 noon concert. We thank them for their kind offer.

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