Elephant Ears

This blog is dedicated to the political happenings in the Valley and Southwest Virginia. As the the name implies, this blog will have posts based on what is heard by this elephant's (GOPer's) ears. It is also a great treat to get while at the county fair or a carnival.

Monday, April 10, 2006

Conference Call with LG

Thanks to Norm at OMT for arranging the conference call with Bill Bolling tonight. I thought it was informative, even though he didnt really say anything no one had heard yet. Two things of note were that he pointed out his opposition to a tax increase and his belief that spending needs to be reined in (my question was what he thought the end result of the budget battle would be); and his comment regarding Vince Thoms' question.

Vince asked about Tom Davis' saying that you need to nominate candidates who are a good fit for their districts. He then asked LG Bolling if he agreed. Bolling's response was that he somewhat agreed that you need people who understand the needs and issues of the district in which they run, but they shouldn't compromise their principles to run. He also said that we need to run politics like a business, where we offer products people want. He said politics is no different from selling washing machines, you have to sell what people want.

That is a great example of his business background and one of the reasons that I like Bill Bolling.

Overall I thought the conference call was good, but as expected, it didn't really give any info that we didn't already know.

Bolling also made it very clear he intends to run for governor, just not when he will do it.


  • At 4/10/2006 10:18 PM, Blogger spankthatdonkey said…

    That is a good sign of a conservative, nothing new.. not the "smoke and mirrors" that can be common w/h polticians in general.

    When is a our good Governor going to have a "better way" demonstration/blog session ???

    How many campaign promises can I break/keep...

  • At 4/11/2006 11:50 AM, Blogger Romeocat said…

    Hey, GOP Hokie!

    Good to hear your voice last night - now we'll all have to try to get together to put faces to our names, LOL.

    Thanks for participating. I have you linked on my post, but am unable to trackback to you.

    I agree that there wasn't really a whole lot of new info, but I regard this as more of a "fetting to know you" meet. Next time, I assume, we'll ask questions and get answers that are more, oh, "insider." ;-)

    -- R'cat

  • At 4/11/2006 11:56 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Isn't voting for a politician more like buying a service than a product? Promise and reputation are normally the only things that can be offered in advance in return for a sale of a service. Because reputation becomes a key variable, voters can vote for one party while preferring the policies of another.

  • At 4/11/2006 4:00 PM, Blogger GOPHokie said…

    Anon, you make a good point there.
    Romeocat, I doubt these conference calls will ever be much "insider info" in them due to the fact the blogs try to get info that isnt widely known.
    The only insider info we would likely get would be something they wanted told to the general public.
    That especially goes for us anonymous bloggers.

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