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Fiorina Contacting Voters Early

I get a fair amount of Republican mailers. I once worked for the RNC, have donated money to candidates (albeit not very much), and vote in every election.

Which is why tonight, a robo call from Carly Fiorina’s campaign came as a bit of a surprise.

Why?

She’s the first candidate to have contacted me who wants to be President. I don’t think that Fiorina stands much of a chance in winning the nomination, but it was interesting that she was the first candidate to make contact with me — a so-called “super voter.”

And no, I don’t think there is some secret press list that exempts me from being contacted. To the contrary, candidates like contacting reporters — even ones who might not agree with or like them — in hopes they’ll get some press.

Perhaps the handful of people I know in passing who have jumped on Team Carly have my cell number. Or perhaps she’s making aggressive moves early.

Here’s the call:

I Tried to Warn You, Cleveland

UPDATE: Cleveland.com has posted an update: “This story and headline have been revised to clarify the possible train closure would take place late at night.” Of course, we’re still far away and won’t know for sure what will happen until it does. For those wanting to people watch and take the RTA in, you may be out of luck. Or, RTA might be told by Secret Service they have to make changes at the last minute and lots of people could be screwed.

Last year, when Cleveland was a finalist for the 2016 GOP convention, I wrote an item for the Cleveland Plain Dealer suggesting that if offered the convention, Cleveland should say no.

Of course, in true Cleveland fashion, I was labeled a heretic in the comment section for merely suggesting it wasn’t all it was cracked up to be and that Cleveland wasn’t well-prepared for it.

The Editors at Cleveland.com suggested I jump into the comments, which is never a good idea. Yet, I did anyway.

Today, I read at Cleveland.com that the RTA might be shut down to the public, which is precisely something I posited might happen in the comments section to a reader.

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I hope Cleveland does well with the convention, as I love my home town. But this report is just the first of many to come, and my guess is Clevelanders won’t like the medicine.

Side note: At work, we have already received a prospectus on renting out a home in Shaker on Lee Road next to the RTA. What might have been a good selling point might not be so good if the trains don’t stop at Lee Road and go all the way to Green.

Bomblecast #16 — NIMBYism, Cleveland, and McDonald’s

Friends, no guest this week — but I did add some great production value for you all.

So grab your blankets, your egg nogg, and pull up a chair for episode #16 of the Bomblecast.