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Tuesday, December 28, 2004

The James Hahn World Wide Wait

hahnDecember 28th and Jim Hahn has still not launched his website. Or maybe this is it. Anything else going on?


Anonymous Anonymous said:

CONGRATS Mayor Sam! You rank #8 in Yahoo for a search on Walter Moore. I gave up looking for Walter's own site in the listing when I got to page 16. Boy from troi is number 1 for Walter Moore.

December 28, 2004 10:42 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Seems to me he has a pretty good one at www.lacity.org/mayor/ I bet all the other candidates would prefer that to what they have already.

December 29, 2004 9:49 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

James Hahn - will you stop posting stuff to Mayor Sam's Blog!

December 29, 2004 10:05 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

With a bunch of clowns running against me I have plenty of time to read and post to Mayor Sam. Hey, whay about Mayor Jim? Maybe I'll start a blog with all the free time I have. I mean, Antonio is nowhere the man he was 4 years ago. What was his excuse for running? The city was in a crisis. Haha. Tell that to Miguel. How does Antonio explain to his constituents, the poor people of the 14th District, that he had to abandon them because I had messed up so badly when the County Fed endorses me and not him!

December 29, 2004 10:27 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Except it is HIGHLY illegal for him to use his city website for campaign purposes (Not that it would stop him).

Antonio just launched a new site this morning as well:

December 29, 2004 11:37 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Good old Mayor Hahn does not have his web site up and running. This just shows how out of touch he really is. He needs to get his head out of the clouds and start leading the City before he is replaced.

December 29, 2004 12:51 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Remember when Beth Garfield used the pictures of "cops" in her mailers? A certain consultant (who just might be running Hertzberg's campaign) pilloried her for using fake cops in her stuff. www.Antonio2005.org has a cop that might be an actor, too. Think he'll do it again with this? (and Hertzberg better start hitting AV if he thinks he is going to get in the runoff...)

If the cop isn't an actor, it is illegal to use shots of city employees in uniform for campaign purposes. Either AV broke the ethics rules, or that cop is getting disciplined. Way to be law and order, AV.

Otherwise, a nice website, though where is the blog and the "vision" is pretty thin compared to four years ago. And negative. AV's strength was being positive. I like the tag line, though.

December 29, 2004 12:53 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The last post is pretty good

December 29, 2004 2:29 PM  

Blogger CD14Lover said:

Who cares about a website, they do not translate into many votes. The money you spend on a website one can use for commercials.

December 29, 2004 5:41 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

You're right--they don't produce votes. Necessarily. But they can be good for raising money. And if connected to an intelligent net strategy. Problem is, no one is running a very good net strategy (despite Hertzberg's heralded hiring of Joe Trippi, Dean's onetime guru).

Hertzberg is the only one coming close (Moore has done a little in this direction, but doesn't pass the netizen smell test when he can't even put a decent picture of himself up), but he is missing the critical last step.

Here are the steps to a successful net strategy (from one humble guy who helped do it for one of the major Democratic presidential campaigns):

1) Get a web site up that is both a) well-designed (but not overly-designed) and b) has good content.
2) Add user-involved features like a blog and regular updates and even a daily digest
3) Reach out to the netizens where they already are, not just as passive lamos who happen to be on the Internet--get into the big issues of the day that are already in other places

And don't forget to plug and plug and plug the web site.

So far, Hertzberg has blogged a couple of times, but who gives a hoot about the random people blogging if no one knows who they are. It would be one thing if people knew who Hertzberg was, but I bet his name i.d. is still comfortably in single digits. He needs to blog daily--it doesn't take much--and his staff should cross-fertilize on other sites, and not with just propaganda, but with some thoughtful stuff.

People got to have some ownership--that's what Dean built. I haven't seen Shallman give people any sense of ownership of this campaign or this candidate. Start some meetups to make the connection between cyberspace and real space.

No one else is going to do this. Until then, the netizen vote is up for grabs.....................

December 29, 2004 6:35 PM  

Blogger CD14Lover said:

Thanks for the info. Who the hell is Shallman? The only reason I know of Hertzberg is through his website. He still has not convinced me of his electability or message. I still am leaning toward Tony V. but that is because he is my Councilmember. He still needs to produce soon.

December 29, 2004 7:02 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Shallman is Hertzberg's guy.

December 29, 2004 10:17 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


December 30, 2004 2:49 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


Hey Dum-dum -- you know you can use REAL cops they just need to wear a similar uniform. So lets not play Antonio broke some ethics rule or crap like that.

blog away dum-dums

December 30, 2004 3:32 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Who did you have to phone for that information MEAT? Parke, Steve, Ace or Antonio himself? By the way, I think you are the DUM DUM if they are not paying you.

December 30, 2004 3:52 PM  

Blogger Mayor Sam said:

More Antonio crap - and this thread is about Poopy. Happy god damn new year.
-Mayor Sam

December 30, 2004 6:26 PM  

Blogger CD14Lover said:

Back to Mayor Hahn...If you have ever worked with Mayor Hahn or his staff you will know that they will always keep you waiting and when they do come up with something it is never any good. So my hunch is that even if it ever comes up it will be no good just like his 20 years in office and anything else he has done. Like his website he is "Invisible"

December 30, 2004 7:24 PM  

Blogger CD14Lover said:

Are there any Alarcon supporters out there? We need diversity. He is my second choice, then hertzberg, parks, walter moore, etc., etc. Mayor Hahn is dead last. Anybody but Hahn!!! Question for Alarcon: What have you done for Hollenbeck Park? If you can deliver before the election, you have my vote.

December 30, 2004 7:27 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

CD14Lover is that you Manny from Highland Park?I think its you. You're the only Antonio supporter in CD14. I just looked at the Villaraigosa 205 website. That officer is one of the actors in Tony's Measure A commercials. No REAL cop is going to put his career on the line for Tony. Secondly, what's up with all the photos of just Tony? Kind of arrogant I would say. Does Sheriff Baca know that Tony has him on his website? He hasn't come out and endorsed Tony. Someone should ask Baca if he agreed for his photo to be used. Meat isn't out of town he's busy putting up this new website.

December 31, 2004 8:52 AM  

Blogger CD14Lover said:

I like his website. It is user friendly but it needs more content. Shouldn't a website be all about the candidate? He is trying to sell himself so I have no issue with it. The only issue is it look like he is asking him out on a date...he really looks into the dude. Does he bat both ways?

December 31, 2004 9:21 AM  

Blogger CD14Lover said:

Is Baca going to endorse Antonio?

December 31, 2004 9:57 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Well if Baca isn't going to endorse Antonio and if I were Baca I would be pissed that Antonio has my picture with him on his website. Someone should find out if that cop is LAPD. If he's not then again the sneaky Antonio is misleading the public insulting our intelligence. That looks like an actor for sure.

December 31, 2004 7:15 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Antonio has the nerve to slam Hahn but this is the reason he won't win...In 1996, Mr. Villaraigosa wrote a letter asking the president for clemency for convicted drug dealer Carlos Vignali, a onetime rapper who was sentenced to 14 years in federal prison for running a cocaine-smuggling ring.
Mr. Villaraigosa has accepted large campaign contributions from Vignali┬┤s family, both before and after writing the letter.

January 01, 2005 6:53 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

AV and Hahn's staffs are posting like crazy here! And Mayor Sam you got mentioned on LA Voice again! He thinks your Dump Hahn stickers are too expensive, but I think $5 is a good investment to end the most corrupt administration in history! (Now lets not replace it with yet another corrupt one with Antonio - vote for Walter, Hertzberg, Bitter Bernie or Alarcone - anyone but Hahn or Villraigosa.

January 03, 2005 5:41 PM  

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