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Controlling the message

Monday, November 01, 2010
Time: 4:45 PM

UPDATE: Too funny,
look at the video Linda's campaign put out from the "rally".

There she goes again...

One thing I learned in the campaign fore US Senate is that Linda McSteroids' campaign will go to any lengths to control their message…and just as they attempted to do in Milford, when it comes to the size of crowds at her rallies, Linda's camp isn't being quite honest with the people.

On Saturday Linda's 50 million dollar trainwreck made one of her last campaign stops in Danbury. With campaign manager David Cappiello and Lt. Gov candidate Mark Boughton both residents of Connecticut's Hatcity, you would think there would be a good turnout for Linda's rally at the Danbury High School right? Well, of you drank the Kool-Aid from Linda's team, then the rally was a HUGH success.

Here's what the McSteroids' campaign tweeted regarding their rally at Danbury High School.


Lets take a look at the pics McSteroids' campaign put out of the "amazing/great" rally.

LindaCampaign_Tweet01 LindaCampaign_Tweet02

Again, if you go by these images, you would think the rally was a huge hit…and why not? Announcement of the rally was posted on Linda's Facebook page back on the 26th and two of her biggest fans (her campaign manager and the mayor of Danbury) both live a stone throw away from where the rally took place. Surely the success of this rally should be a no brainer right? (I mean come on, they even had Triple H as the "special" guest!)


Fresh from the Obama rally in Bridgeport, I decided to stop by the big festival and see how things were going…and lets just say that no one was really psyched to see me there. I knew once I parked my car that the rally was a complete bust.

(click here to enlarge)

I arrived at the "rally" around at the Danbury High School auditorium at aprox. 7:30 and the size of the crowd was almost embarrassing. Even after they sectioned off half of the gym, the size of Linda's followers peaked at 120 people (including Linda's staff and handlers who I recognized from the Milford rally).


By the time Linda finally showed her face (aprox 8:40), her handlers move the people into the middle in order to give the impression that the size of the crowd was large for the cameras. Heck, by the time Linda finally showed up, I saw some people actually leave...including the crew from WTNH (marked in red in the above photo).


…I'll let the video tell the story.

As someone who attended one of Ned Lamont's last campaign stops in Danbury back in November 2006, Linda's people couldn't have been happy with this turnout…hell, I had more people at my wedding. If Linda's campaign manager and the Mark Boughton can't draw people out to her rallying Danbury (population 75,000+), then what does that say about the enthusiasm for the McSteroids campaign?

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