Sit & Spin @ the NCGOP convention!
It’s on too early in the morning. It’s on obscure channels. It’s barely watchable on YouTube. Yet, delegates to the NCGOP convention will be subjected to a LIVE mock edition of NC SPIN while they eat Saturday night. Yessirree, a night normally reserved for a major newsmaker, presidential candidate or the like will now be dominated the, um, *stars* of early-weekend-morning basic cable. Yep, folks gathered to prepare the NCGOP for the November battle will be subjected to Democrat operative Tom Campbell, Democrat operative (and former WRAL reporter) Chris Fitzsimon), former Lt. Gov. Dennis Wicker (D), and Democrat consultant Brad Crone. (Of course, professional tap dancer John Hood and the John Locke Foundation’s Becki Gray MAY put in an appearance.)
What? Bill Lumaye wasn’t available?
And Steve Moore? Granted, he’s a smart guy who’s right on most of the issues. But he’s not exactly a fire up the locker room and win one for the team kind of guy. I am suuuuuuure he’s in on this for the purpose of brown-nosing Art Pope, and his son John Hood, for grant money.
Wow, that evening sure sounds like quite the bang for the hundreds of dollars attendees will be shelling out. *THANK GOODNESS they tossed Hasan, kept Dallas, and brought back Dallas’s grandpa.*
3 thoughts on “Sit & Spin @ the NCGOP convention!”
It is the special events like luncheons and dinners and receptions at conventions that offer high profit fundraising potential to a political party, but they have to be handled properly. They need speakers who are exciting and will encourage attendees to open their wallets to come hear them, they need to be announced early, and they need to be strongly promoted.
We haven’t seen any of that for this convention, and as a result, a very high fee is being put on the backs of the business session participants instead, which will hurt turnout. A convention should be a place to bring people in to build a party, but the fee structure of this one works against that concept.
The only speaker that is at all exciting is Marsha Blackburn, but she is not that well known, and is therefore not much of a draw. She was also announced late in the process and there has been little promotion.
This bunch of NCSpin liberal pundits, with a token somewhat conservative or two thrown in, is little more than a joke. It is a good reason NOT to buy the extra event tickets. It is a lot like the time Robin Hayes brought Karl Rove as a convention dinner speaker and lots of delegates were giving away their tickets on the convention floor because they did not want the indigestion that would come with listening to Rove.
We seem to have a staff and a Central Committee that just does not get it or has some other agenda. Building the party and raising money have both taken a back seat at this state convention, and that is a shame.
I think I will skip that and go to Hardees. Food is better and watching the people of Walmart would be more exciting.
As it turned out, they had a speaker who would be a draw show up, Senator Jeff Sessions, but he was not announced until the convention was in progress. If the ED and Central Committee had made that arrangement early enough, announced it, and promoted it, they would have sold a lot more tickets to the high dollar events. But instead, they put the burden on those attending the general business sessions with an excessive registration fee.
NC Spin is a joke. We have the gang who can’t shoot straight running our headquarters.
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