Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Visconti's head-scratching appearance

Joe Visconti, Republican candidate for the 1st District seat in Congress currently held by Democrat Rep. John Larson, left many scratching their heads after a speech to the Torrington Rotary Club today.
Stream-of-consciousness style, Visconti railed against "socialists, Communists," a press that is "for sale," a conspiracy by the media to not report about his campaign, the danger that Barack Obama poses to the country, how he really hasn't bothered to spend much time in Torrington, and various aspects of his long-running fight against a shopping center in his hometown of West Hartford.
Visconti then scolded the Rotarians in attendance for not asking him many questions, saying that the room must be full of Democrats.
It wouldn't have seemed possible last week, but Visconti managed to put in a more poorly received performance than Larson himself did at last week's Rotary meeting, when a third of the audience got up and left while the congressman continued talking and talking and talking about the minutiae of mortgage and banking policy through every throat-clearing hint and body language that he was going way over the Rotary's pretty strict schedule of wrapping up.

CLICK HERE for a story on Visconti's speech from The Register Citizen.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

If we Rotarians got up and walked out on Larson, but stayed after Visconti's speech to talk with him and ask more questions, how can you possibly conclude that Visconti did a worse job than Larson?

Visctonti made some jokes, talked a little about his accomplishments as a West Hartford Councilman, and brought up some very good ideas about what we really need to change in Washington, meaning the people now serving there.

Visconti has been to Torrington and the surrounding area more in the last six months than Larson has in six years. The only thing that has me scratching my head is just how close the writer of this blog is to the publisher of the Register Citizen?

And why did the RC not print Visconti's news releases and statements during the campaign?

November 1, 2008 at 9:07 AM 

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