December 23, 2009

The Draft Laffey Movement Moves Ahead

Carroll Andrew Morse

The Associated Press is reporting that 19 city and town Republican chairs met with former Cranston Mayor Steve Laffey this past weekend to discuss the possibility of him running for Governor, but that Laffey hasn't made any decisions yet...

Lincoln GOP chairman Michael Napolitano said Laffey attended a meeting Saturday with leaders from 19 local GOP committees who voted unanimously to support Laffey if he runs.

Laffey did not commit to a run at the meeting, and he did not return messages seeking comment Tuesday.

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I will tell you quite more than 19 GOP chairs support him, however, only 19 were able to make the meeting on Saturday. Things are proceeding very well. My apologies for lack of posts recently. I've been very busy. :)

Posted by: Will at December 23, 2009 12:09 PM

Is it Draft Laffey or Laugh at Daffy?

Posted by: OldTimeLefty at December 23, 2009 1:33 PM

Laffey is my generic holiday gift to the Democrats in RI. He's an egomaniac who can't keep his hands to himself (Ho ho ho, Santa's always watching) and he has spent the last year shopping around for a state that will love him as much as he loves himself. He's just what the Democrats asked for. Not that little Billy Lynch has been good this year. Its that I had to trade so that Georgie Nee wouldn't come in and organize the elves.

Posted by: SClaus at December 23, 2009 2:16 PM

Do the Leftist visitors have anything to contribute besides name-calling?

Posted by: BobN at December 23, 2009 3:30 PM

What took you guys so long to meet with him? Laffey's been waiting and waiting and waiting to be wined and dined and to have his ring kissed by you Republicans. But not enough of you have paid homage to his holiness so he's holding out.
Of course Laffey's already told his confidant, that beacon of ethics and all that is good in RI, No Show Joe the barber Musciano that he's running but he'll string you good little Laffeyite's along.
Too funny!

Posted by: Tim at December 23, 2009 5:45 PM

Can't wait 'til we start to discuss issues and see what kind of brilliance comes out of these morons. OTL and Tim surely won't disappoint.

Posted by: George at December 24, 2009 12:01 AM


It's fairly amazing isn't it? Only a year after we were being told that capitalism and individual freedom were discredited as governing principles, and that stronger state-management of society was the self-evident inevitable future, the alternative that the left continues to present is a personality and identity based politics that doesn't go much beyond saying you should hook-up with our leadership cadre, becasue if you do, we'll deliver goodies to you that we took from those who didn't.

It some of the strongest evidence yet of how intellectually dead the progressive/Democratic party left in this country is.

Posted by: Andrew at December 24, 2009 9:08 AM

I can't wait either George. Can't wait to hear Consular card Laffey's stance on e-verify. Or his self-"praisal" on his taxing mayoral success in Cranston. lol
The guy is a megalomaniacal fraud. Fawn over him at your own risk.

Posted by: Tim at December 26, 2009 8:50 AM

Tim, OTL, et al:

I'm praying for you.


Posted by: Sol Venturi at December 26, 2009 10:52 AM

Steve Laffey is ELECTABLE in 2010. The next Governor will be elected under 50% of the votes.
I assume the Moderate candidate assuming it is Ken Block, will have no REAL IMPACT except to siphon votes away from other candidates.
Linc Chafee has a following and is a potential winner. The Democratic nominee either Caprio or Lynch has a chance because Rhode Island is a Democratic state. Is Bob Healey getting in as a Cool Mooose?
It will be interesting if the Democratic primary is really divisive which I supect it will be. The unions will be energized on their behalf.
The interesting point is what will be the winning percentage in the Governor's race? Possibly high thirties, possibly low 40%?
This is an historic election and the most interesting in my lifetime!
One final thing, Do you think Patrick Lynch will sue the federal government if the healthcare bill in its final form still has the preferential treatment for Nebraska or any other state?

Posted by: Scott Bill Hirst at December 26, 2009 11:42 AM

lol Thanks Sol. I'd return the favor but I'm laughing too hard.

Wow Scott Bill Hurst, now that's a ringing endorsement. The only way Laffey gets elected is with less than 50% of the vote. Talk about a mandate from da people. Yikes!

Posted by: Tim at December 27, 2009 12:10 PM
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