Gubernatorial Candidates’ ‘Back and Forth’…

There are seven weeks to go before Election Day 2014 and the back and forth between Democratic Gov. Dannel Malloy and Republican nominee Tom Foley (and ok, petitioning candidate Joe Visconti) ranges from the silly to the serious to the over-the-line.

Malloy and Foley are carrying out the kabuki dance that is the debate about debates. Barring any changes, there will be seven in all, six more after the one at Norwich Free Academy already held. The Malloy campaign accused Foley of “pulling out” of three debates. But to “pull out,” one has to be “in” to begin with.

The Malloy campaign issued a news release in which it said, “Foley has pulled out of three debates after a rough performance in the first debate in Norwich.” That’s not true. An invitation to attend a contest sponsored by CT Mirror, AARP and the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities was simply declined by Foley. He didn’t “pull out” as the release implies.

Meanwhile, Foley is being called out by the Malloy people for apparently using an image from a moment of silence at a vigil for the victims of the Sandy Hook massacre in a new campaign ad. The Foley ad uses this image:

Dozens killed in shooting at elementary school in Connecticiut

The Malloy campaign claims Foley’s people reversed the picture and used it here:

Foley vigil use 2

Malloy’s campaign hedged its bets, though, saying the image of Malloy “appears to be” from the Newtown vigil.

The “silly award” goes to Connecticut Tea Party activists who are imploring gun nut Visconti to get out of the race. “Connecticut Tea Party” is an oxymoron. To even think they have any influence over the state’s electorate is a joke, much like Visconti’s TV commercial:
There are seven weeks to go before Election Day 2014 and the back and forth between Democratic Gov. Dannel Malloy and Republican nominee Tom Foley (and ok, petitioning candidate Joe Visconti) ranges from the silly to the serious to the over-the-line.

Malloy and Foley are carrying out the kabuki dance that is the debate about debates. Barring any changes, there will be seven in all, six more after the one at Norwich Free Academy already held. The Malloy campaign accused Foley of “pulling out” of three debates. But to “pull out,” one has to be “in” to begin with.

The Malloy campaign issued a news release in which it said, “Foley has pulled out of three debates after a rough performance in the first debate in Norwich.” That’s not true. An invitation to attend a contest sponsored by CT Mirror, AARP and the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities was simply declined by Foley. He didn’t “pull out” as the release implies.

Meanwhile, Foley is being called out by the Malloy people for apparently using an image from a moment of silence at a vigil for the victims of the Sandy Hook massacre in a new campaign ad. The Foley ad uses this image:

The Malloy campaign claims Foley’s people reversed the picture and used it here:

Malloy’s campaign hedged its bets, though, saying the image of Malloy “appears to be” from the Newtown vigil.

The “silly award” goes to Connecticut Tea Party activists who are imploring gun nut Visconti to get out of the race. “Connecticut Tea Party” is an oxymoron. To even think they have any influence over the state’s electorate is a joke, much like Visconti’s lone TV commercial.

Much more to come.

 

 

Much more to come.