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Monday, January 31, 2005

Phase II - The Ground War

With the war of words and accusations flying out of the candidates mouths, phase two of the campaigns have begun in earnest. The Ground Wars - When the flacks attack!

Saturday brought us Parks and Villaraigosa. Sunday brought us Bob Hertzberg. Look for a volunteer knocking on your door soon!

And as the Daily News points out , the airwaves are sure to be clogged in the coming weeks as well.


Anonymous Anonymous said:

Just wait till tomorrow when somebody's advertisements start hitting.

Hahn will have to move out of his shell then or die in it !!!

January 31, 2005 11:18 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


300 walking and talking in the eastside, 250-300 people walking and talking in the Valley. Thats anywhere from 500-600 walkers and talkers going bezerk for Antonio -- where's the union operation for Hahn?? Where are the firefighters and police? MIA just like this Mayor and his whole administration.

Again -- i hope every union thats endorsed Hahn pump in all their money NOW in the primary (and they will haveto when Hertzberg eats away at Hahn's valley base)

So that way Hahn enters the run-off in 2nd place and weakened with his whole wad of money spent -- only then to haveto fundraise ALL OVER AGAIN. Whose going to support this mayor now - -his numbers (polling and fundraising) are in the tank, his contributors aren't going to be as excited as they were before. Note the defections from Hahn to Hertzberg and Villaraigosa. Those folks aren't going to be there again for Hahn to ante up.

blo away.

January 31, 2005 2:22 PM  

Blogger SacramentoNighties said:

Sorry, Chief Parker - you obviously weren't GI issue before becoming C.O.P. Real "flack" comes not so much from the ground war, it's a byproduct of the anti-aircraft, SAM (not the mayor) element of the conflict, e.g. "airwaves." What the major candidates in this conflict don't realize, however, is that their timing sucks -- big time. They've had their heads in local muck for so many weeks, they've lost sight of the bigger world picture. So, they'll gleefully purge their campaign coffers of near millions of dollars, only to hit the psyche of TV-land Angelenos the same week they're bombarded with images of millions of fearless Iraqi's tasting simple democracy for the first time. The local boys' rampant mudslinging and pedantic innuendo will seem so backwards and petty by comparison to the sight of the veiled and frail struggling to make a better world for the children still left alive, that the local populace will turn them off without evening touching the remote. Skip a weekend fundraiser once in a while, gents, and see what the working stiff out here is confronted with daily before you let the worldview-challenged ad-makers of L.A. burn up all your Benjamins like this.

January 31, 2005 2:34 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

First of all Meat there wasn't nearly that many so stop exaggerating the numbers like you AV supporters always do. Secondly, I heard from the Eastsiders that they had more doors slammed in their face then anything else. When asked "Are you supporting Villaraigosa" a large majority of the people slammed the door on their faces. Some seniors got so angry they shouted at them to get out. Now watch dumb Meat come back with some lie that it didn't happend. IT DID HAPPEN MEAT.

January 31, 2005 4:27 PM  

Blogger SacramentoNighties said:

300 volunteers covering more than 200-300 thousand dwellings in each major geographic area. (Let's see), carry the 6, divide by pi. (Oh, make sure they don't work in teams; waste of coverage). That means if each volunteer can get to a home, get someone to answer the door and make the sale in under a minute -- for the rest of the nights and weekends until the election -- it could actually work. Sacramento's boomerang boy could gain a half point in the polls every week or so with pure sweat equity. Just talk fast, say nothing (not a problem), and hope they don't read well. Like nearly everything else offered by this perpetual candidate in the last two years in L.A., it's a photo-op. No one with Villaraigosa's campaign really believes banging on these doors will turn the tide, but they DO know that the media loves to take pictures of the telegenic one walking the streets -- so much cheaper than paid ads.

January 31, 2005 5:23 PM  

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