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.