Tuesday, September 06, 2005

PA-08 Update

Earlier this month I provided an update to some earlier posts. In that post I remarked that I had contacted the Patrick Murphy campaign to let them know I had mentioned the candidate, and that I hadn’t received a response. In truth, since I’m not a constitutent or a donor, it wouldn’t be that odd for my email to get lost in the shuffle. However, Murphy’s new campaign manager, Josh Nanberg, sent me an email over the weekend, and a response to my response on Monday (a holiday!). Murphy himself also sent an email. That is above and beyond the call of duty.

The Murphy campaign also sent me something in the mail late last month. In the letter it points out Murphy’s military experience, as well as his legal experience. These points have been mentioned in the media a number of times. What I hadn’t known was his involvement in the Bucks county Veterans Committee, the Ancient Order of Hibernians, and his local parish planning committee. Regular readers will know I always like to see local hands on attention to community matters. It is one of the best ways of finding out what is on the voters minds on a regular basis, as opposed to one shot townhall meetings (though those are very important also), and seeing how the community works together (or doesn’t).

Murphy is looking good in my book.

The Paul Lang campaign let a comment on a recent post to say that a copy of his appearance on Air America Radio is available at:


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Anonymous said...

Murphy seems solid, but I was disappointed with his appearance on Hardball. He avoided answering an Iraq War question three times and received a mild rebuke from Matthews.

Lang doesn't seem to have the money behind him (when does a democrat ever), but I like his issues and his service and sacrfice stuff.

I guess we'll just have to wait until debates. I wish we could spread these guys around to other races.


AboveAvgJane said...

I looked at the Murphy / Hardball transcript (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/8983914/) and saw where Matthews pushed him on how he would have voted Iraq-wise if he had been in Congress then. I'm not sure it is a good measure of someone, to ask what they would have done in a particular situation because, honestly, none of us really know. We can hope we would have done something, but unless we're right there at the time, it's just impossible to say.