February 23, 2010

Ward backs Malloy

Bristol Mayor Art Ward hailed Democratic gubernatorial contender Dan Malloy this week as the best choice for the state's top job.
"He's been here for us," Ward said, "and now we need Dan Malloy as governor of the state of Connecticut."
Ward said Malloy posted a tremendous record during his 14 years as the mayor Stamford, where he added jobs, cut crime and held taxes in check.
"We're going to need someone who has experienced the ground floor" in the governor's seat during the next term, Ward said, because he has the roots to tackle the state's obvious financial woes.
Ward is in his second term as mayor. He served on the City Council for 14 years before moving up the political ladder.
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24 comments:

Positively Right said...

Good choice Mayor. I would be comfortable with Malloy as the Governor.

Anonymous said...

I agree. Excellent choice Mayor Ward.

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Anonymous said...

Dan Malloy is a great guy and a tremendous speaker. However, as a Democrat, I am concerned that he has been basically running for the last four years, since he lost to DeStefano, and still his polling numbers are only about 10 percent. Ned Lamont has many of the same views and positions but is around 40%. While it still is incredibly early, I am concerned that Dan doesn't have much name recognition it seems. Probably comes from being the former mayor of Stamford. To much of CT, Stamford might just as well be another borough of New York City.

I would also be concerned that the likely Republican nominee, Tom Foley, has both massive personal wealth and access to many big time Republican donors. Can Malloy compete against him financially? An example of Foley's resources is the fact that he's already running commercials and its only February!

Anonymous said...

Puttin on weight Art

Anonymous said...

That's okay 9:12 PM, Weight fluctuates. The mayor can always lose it. Unfortunately for you...stupid is forever.

Anonymous said...

8:49

Gee Art, you got work early, didn't you!

Positively Right said...

February 24, 2010 6:25 PM:

Hopefully not all the Democrat political analysts are as grammatically challenged as you.

But as far as Malloy goes, I just feel he's not a raving liberal without any common sense like say, Senate President Don Williams (who still at this point in his career does not understand the free-market system).

Malloy may have similar positions as gubernatorial candidate Lamont but is he an insane wind-bag like Senatorial candidate Ned Lamont was/is? Malloy just doesn't scare me like the rest of the public labor pawn Democrat hacks do.

And I'm glad you're afraid of Tom Foley. Maybe he IS the best choice for the GOP side although he lives in Greenwich, which is contrary to "6:25 PM's" conventional wisdom (that's right next to Stamford by the way).

Thanks.

Anonymous said...

8:49

Stupid being forever is something that YOU will be having to cope with, not me.

Anonymous said...

4:41 PM, You're right. Every time I ready your comments I have to cope with stupid.

Anonymous said...

5:11

Don't kid me, someone has to read them to you.

Anonymous said...

7:28, I give. Sparring in a battle of wits with an unarmed opponent isn't my thing. ;-)

Anonymous said...

7:54

Funny, I feel the same way!

Anonymous said...

Actually, I thought it was a picture of Jonathan.

no pictures said...

3:14 - have someone sloooowly read the comments of 8:49 to you.

Anonymous said...

3:14

Thet apparently are feeding at the same trough

Anonymous said...

6:59

Like they had to do for you?

Anonymous said...

Artie,

Where do you and Malloy stand on the Sick Leave Mandate?

Are you opposed to mandates on businesses, or just on cities?

Be nice to hear from you.

Anonymous said...

He's got a lot of Money , You republicans should love Lamont!

oust them all said...

obviously doesn't matter where artie stands on mandates because nobody in hartford is listening to any forum, such as local government, other than what they are told to do by inefficient state legislative leaders.
each one of them tells you what you want to hear and then blames the federal government, not very productive.
They still need to take their elected responsibility to make crucial decisions about state spending CUTS which affect our citizens and our cities.
vote them all out of office in november - all of them.

Anonymous said...

8:13

Does it matter where Artie stands on anything, if he does?

ding dong said...

11:33 I didn't ask where artie stood, 11:08 did, so get your head off the ground and ask 11:08.

Anonymous said...

Sorry ding-dong, but 11:33's head is actually situated somewhere deep in his colon.

in awe said...

3:07 - are u suggesting that oxygen is actually being prevented from getting to his head? Now I truly have a total and complete understanding of it.