Thursday, March 27, 2008

James Hogan of Long Branch is running for Congress

He has an amusing tale of his experience with the Monmouth GOP convention posted on Politikernj.

7 comments:

Barry Goldwater said...

Amusing? or sad?

Eric Sedler said...

Here's the most amazing thing:
He's 26..I met him at the convention..seems like a really interesting candidate.

I like Senator Goldwater's post...why the heck not?

I don't probably agree with some of his issues including Iraq and I'm not a fan of Murray Sabrin's seperate line strategy, but I think this guy deserves a fair shot.

His local issues including the stuff on geese is strange..but come on who wouldnt like to see a 26-year old who's this dedicated to run for Congress that he puts up his own site, works outside the convention the whole time, and actively gets the signatures go after Frank Pallone?

Anonymous said...

Funny how his views seem to mirror Murray Sabrin's.

Lugar96

Anonymous said...

It's great that he has never been convicted of anything and is a normal guy. He should get involved in the party and learn about the structure he wants to be part of. If he does not know what a party chairman or county committee is or who is local republican officials are than he has a way to go on the learning curve. Good news is that he is young and Pallone will be around to run against for a number of years. So let him get involved in the party and the community. The reaction to Hogan does not sound rude, simply that he is one of a thousand guys who could do a better job than Pallone, but he needs to be able to demonstrate that in a credible away before he is given the nomination. He is free to file his petitions and run in the primary. That will be an important beginning to his education.

Anonymous said...

So because he didn't understand the process, and it seems didn't bother to find out until the day of the convention, he expected the world to come to a complete halt and make exceptions for him.

Not a good first impression.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said:
So because he didn't understand the process, and it seems didn't bother to find out until the day of the convention, he expected the world to come to a complete halt and make exceptions for him.

Not a good first impression.

Well maybe because the process is so darn complicated and cost prohibitive for the normal Joe to make a run. Anonymous,you are delusional. The whole process is controlled by the elite few and it is most difficult for anyone trying to make in roads into their "Elitist club" unless you have money,name and nepotism to name a few.

Old Bridge Constitutionalist

Anonymous said...

The screening process doesn't cost any money. The process is open to anyone who wants to take part in it. It wasn't held in secret, it's not complicated.

The information was on the Monmouth Country Republican website.

I'll grant you, elective success is dependent upon money and connections, but this guy was not shut out of the process, he just didn't get into until late.

Lugar96