Sunday, February 28, 2010

Merrick Alpert speaks at Milford DTC

Democrat for US Senate Merrick Alpert spoke at our DTC meeting on Thursday. Alpert was introduced (as well as all the other speakers that night) by Milford DTC Chairman Rich Smith.

He discussed his background and reasons for running, which includes private sector job creation, clean elections, and changing our approach to the war in Afghanistan. As a former military peacekeeper, Alpert brings a definite sense of authenticity to the subject of our involvement in Afghanistan.

As an aside, I hope you all appreciate just what us video bloggers have to deal with when there isn't a podium to root the candidate in one place. Merrick is an animated speaker, and his pacing around made it necessary for me to pop the camera off the tripod and go hand-held, which led to a bit of shaky camera work for a minute or two.

Website: MerrickforaChange.com

6 comments:

Mutt said...

1. He represents the Democratic Wing of the Democratic Party?

2. He seems crazy when he talks about the staples in the telephone poles.

3. Creepy and his voice sounds damaged by steroids.

CT Bob said...

That "Democratic wing of the Democratic Party" thing is an old expression, but I forget who first said it. I'd look it up, but I have to get up to Hartford for the debate tonight.

As far as the "crazy" and "steroids" issues, I don't really take them as valid bullet points in a political discussion. (Look at me being all judicious and shit!)

DonJ of onlyinbridgeport said...

Hey Bob who are you supporting in the democratic primary. I am going for lamont. I remember when malloy stoped a casino from coming to the big city. Im backing lamont 100% As for sen I am undecided. Blummy made be angry when he tried to dis own Obama. Alpert is looking more and more like real change everyday i see him.

tessa said...

Howard Dean coined the phrase "Democratic Wing of the Democratic Party"

CT Bob said...

Don - Even though I lean towards Ned, I'm waiting to see how the next few months go before I commit to any candidate. This includes the senate race.

Thanks Tessa. I thought it was even older than that.

Anonymous said...

Actually, Paul Wellstone said it first.....