Thursday, September 28, 2006

Short, but not sweet

This is a letter written by Dave Perkins from Enfield, CT. We appreciate the support so much and would love to have other Connecticut voters hear his opinion.


I'll keep this short, but NOT sweet. The lack of endorsements, resources and financial suport for the duly-nominated Republican candidate for senator in CT, from the President right on down to the state levels, is a total embarrassment and insult to loyal republicans in this state, as well as a slap to the candidate. Alan Schlesinger has served his constituents and represented our Party with integrity, devotion and honor and has earned and can expect our support. Further, to have the GOP overtly or covertly support the DEMOCRATIC Senator Lieberman, using ANY Republican resources is dishonest to those of us who expect our contributions of money or time to be used for REPUBLICAN candidates.

As far as myself this election cycle, I'll be sitting on the sidelines (with my votes secure in my pocket AND urging other voters to do the same) until I hear a clear and decisive endorsement of my REPUBLICAN senatorial candidate from the President and the Party. If necessary, I'll be casting just 1 vote this November. Governor Rell, Representative Simmons, and any other republican candidates perhaps can make up my vote from Lieberman supporters (you think?). Unfortunately, for me and other honest devoted republicans, we'll still have to live with the results your efforts and lack there-of will bring.

IF YOU WANT AN INDEPENDANT SENATOR LIEBERMAN, FINE. JOIN HIS PARTY AND LEAVE OURS ALONE FOR REAL REPUBLICANS!

Sincerely,
Dave Parkins
Enfield, CT



Thanks! - Elissa V. : )

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Fellow blogger in support of Mr. Schlesinger

Here at the Alan Schlesinger campaign we would like to take the time to ask you to read the following article written in support of our Republican nominee for the US Senate. We appreciate the encouraging words and believe you would benefit from them as well.

Alan Schlesinger's Day of Reckoning

With each passing day, Alan Schlesinger's quest for redemption does grow stronger. They can't go any lower and with any hope this will provide a lesson to many Connecticut Republicans in the fundamental laws of the political jungle.

Churchill once said, "an appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last." Sadly many Republicans have adopted that tact with regard to Alan and Joe Lieberman, the man many will vote for to stop Ned Lamont from entering the world's premier debating society.

It isn't enough for some of these Vichy Republicans to vote for Lieberman, a man who voted against Clarence Thomas after telling the man to his face he was with him, a man who voted against Judge Alito, who has fought tax cuts and been a reliable stooge of the labor unions and environmentalists that want us all to ride bicycles and reprocess our facial hair into sweaters.

No, that is not enough for these disciples of Marshal Petain, many of whom have done little in recent years to elect Republicans or offer them faint praise. Many of these are the type of Republicans who bitch about a $20 raffle ticket or the color of lawn signs, but when it comes to a national race, they are now instant experts worthy of appearances on Tim Russert or Chris Matthews. The sad truth is they have broken the 11th Commandment like the vile denizens of Babylon.

These Republicans have made it their business to humiliate a loyal party man who actually wants to run for U.S. Senate, who traveled the lonesome road collecting delegates, who received a unanimous vote of the state convention and then pledged to put up $500 large of his own swag to match any contribution that met that limit.

Over the last month, town committees in Thomaston and Killingworth have rescinded their endorsements of Schlesinger, while in Wethersfield this past week, a tie vote spared him another arrow of betrayal. There are other rumblings, requiring Alan to run around to secure support that should be automatic if not motivated to play in a rare three-way battle that where no outcome is certain.

Someone has yet to tell Shy how a weak Alan Schlesinger is good for the Republican cause. It is easy to see how it is good for the Democratic cause. It should not be the job of Republicans to nominate or support Democrats who lose primaries, not matter what the impact on the Republic. If the people of this state truly believe Ned Lamont is their man, then we deserve him.

Maybe finally, that will wake the Republicans into being a party of ideals, of principles, of action, rather than appeasers or me-too Democrats who want all the goodies of incumbency but not the responsibilities of leadership.

If the Election were held today, Alan would probably receive around 22 percent of the vote by virtue of voter behavior, loyalty and closeness to Gov. Rell. 37 percent can win this election. Unaffilliated voters who are often fickle and do not make up their minds until the last 10 days of the campaign, hold the key. If Alan were permitted to be a candidate without having to watch his back for 16 hours a day, is it a stretch to see him convincing enough unaffilliated voters, Republicans and a few stray Democrats that he is a moderate, conservative and more than capable of being an effective U.S. Senator?

Let us put it another way. A candidate is introduced to you as a former legislator, a former Mayor, a lawyer without a blemish or complaint lodge against him, a gradate of the Wharton School and someone who wants to cut taxes and dust Iran if they get out of line. Is that someone that 37 percent of the people might take a marker on?

And Alan Schlesinger is not without honor. Two stories reflect that. In 1990, Alan was one of a half dozen Republicans seeking to replace John Rowland in Congress, who was running for Governor for the first time. The nominating convention came down to a murderous affair in Oxford. With the air conditioning failing at the Colonial Inn, ballot after ballot slowly whittled the competition down to Schlesinger, Steve Watson and Gary A. Franks.

Schlesinger made a fateful error, releasing delegates he thought would knock out Franks and leave him alone with Watson, an aggressive but unproven foe. Instead, the delegates moved to Franks and Schlesinger was sunk. In his hands hung the nomination and he gave it to Franks, who went on to become the first African American Republican Congressman in 50 years.

Schlesinger could have primaried, but he didn't. The same was true a few years later when he sought the 5th Congressional nomination against Mark Nielsen, a state senator from Danbury. Alan lost, had enough to legitimately primary Nielsen, but took another one for the team.

Yes, Alan has his shortcomings. We all do. All candidates do. Joe Lieberman is duplcitous. Ned Lamont is a cipher and channel for some of the worst liberal elements in this state and country. But anyone who has seen Alan campaign can see he does have it. Let's let him have it or the crocodiles will be eating well on November 8th.

Article by: Charlie Shy



-Elissa V. :)

Thursday, September 07, 2006

New advertisement playing in Fairfield County

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSSjlBOLjgM

To view the other couple ads in the pipeline, visit the channel at YouTube.com here:

http://www.youtube.com/user/Schlesinger2006

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

The Schlesinger2006 blog opens

This is the official blog of the Alan Schlesinger for U.S. Senate campaign. Schlesinger2006 volunteers, staffers, and maybe even Alan will post here frequently with campaign updates, thoughts, and experiences on the campaign trail. The blog should be linked up to the main page soon;in the meantime, please visit our main site at http://www.schlesinger2006.com. Thanks for visiting!

-Chris P.