Archive for June 2007

Rupp answers on Blades Departure

June 28, 2007



Jeffrey Rupp’s personal comment on the departure of his campaign manager below,

  • Jeffrey Rupp Says:
    June 28th, 2007 at 7:48 pm eWhile we knew Josh’s departure would get the rumor mill going the truth is not nearly as exciting as the speculation. Josh has done a wonderful job creating a grassroots base for my campaign.We have mapped out a strategy from now through the primary. The remaining work will be public appearances and our media buys, etc., an area where I have more expertise than Josh.

    He received a very lucrative offer from another candidate and, after discussing it together, we agreed he should accept if for personal reasons. While Josh is gone the Rupp team is firmly in place and focussed on the August 7th primary.

    Our relationship remains strong and I wish Josh much success now and in the years to come. As for the speculation I would ask that you consider the source. While we don’t have the largest (or smallest) war chest in the campaign, we have and will continue to work to let the people know why we feel we are best equipped to be Mississippi’s next secretary of state. —- Jeffrey Rupp

  • Well Played Sir, -ROM 

    Rupp campaign in Trouble?? Blades Resigns

    June 28, 2007


    “Breaking news” out of Columbus, Rupp Campaign Manager Josh Blades has RESIGNED.  Seemingly stalled fundraising success and Blades’ resignation could spell disaster for Jeffrey Rupp’s chances at the Republican nomination for Secretary of State.

    Rupp was the earliest Republican entry into the open seat campaign to replace retiring Democrat Eric Clark and has been considered by many to be a serious contender.

    The reason for Blades’ resignation was unknown by my source but the departure has been confirmed by multiple Lowndes county Republican activists and another source inside the state GOP.  In all fairness the Rupp campaign still has a well spoken candidate and possibly enough cash to force a runoff if they can find a talented replacement.

    With just over 40 days until the primary can ANY statewide campaign afford to lose their campaign manager? 

    I doubt it.


    Jamie Franks “hit blog” launched

    June 28, 2007

    Hit blogs are one of the newest and coolest trends in politics, a “hit blog” is a website dedicated to tearing down a candidate for office, its like a great attack mailer that never goes away.  Franks Tanks is a recently launched blog against Jamie Franks Democratic candidate for Lt. Governor.  It is a site that I will be watching closely as I will be supporting the winner of the Republican Primary. 

    Run by someone named ‘The Commander” he/she describes the blog as follows:

    “I’m a dissatisfied former resident of District 19 who is shocked (shocked!) that people are actually considering voting for Jamie Franks Jr. I’ve been expatriated for four years, and marvel at the fact that this nut keeps getting elected. I’m the alternative voice from the same town crying in the wilderness.”

    I love the concept and I believe we will see more of these sites popping up in the future.


    Franks Tanks

    Phil Bryant and marketing 101

    June 28, 2007

    Looks like Phil Bryant is up on the air not long after his opponent.  My confusion lies in the fact that he is releasing and running 2 different commercials.  I’m pretty sure my marketing professor told me that when introducing a new product pick a message and push it to saturation.  

    Family Bio and an Illegal Immigration spot”S”

    Link Below

    Phil Bryant Illegals

    Phil Bryant Family Bio

    Sorry Senator Lott… I had to do it

    June 21, 2007


    Sorry for the rushed Photoshop Job but this really had to be done!!


    I want an electrified goat fence!!

    June 21, 2007

    Give us a goat fence! Goats are tough, agile and can chew through just about anything not unlike my cousin Larry.  Please Senator Lott at least a “goat fence” would be a start in the right direction.

    “Now people are at least as smart as goats,” -Senator Lott

    Everyone has seen this but here you go again-Sun Herald original story!

    Working Hard For The Money – Stacey Pickering

    June 21, 2007

    Yes it is time once again for everyones favorite blogging series….”WHFTM”  Today we examine Stacey Pickering the now lone Republican candidate to replace Phil Bryant as State Auditor.

    This list is the absolute cream of the crop Jackson givers, here at $250/person for and attendee in Pearl

    Sponsors/Hosts are usually significantly more expensive tickets.

    I wonder if they had finger sandwiches for that kind of cash… hmmm??


    (sometimes it takes multiple clicks to read)
    Pickering Invite

    Charlie Ross on the Airwaves

    June 19, 2007

    Kudos to Cottonmouth Blog for Capturing the Ross Ad and getting it up on YouTube.

    I have some critiques.  More on that later

    A crush on Obama???

    June 14, 2007

    Youtube has changed politics forever.  Personally I think Obama is a joke but that does not make this video any less funny.

    Mayor Greg Davis to endorse Hosemann

    June 13, 2007

    From The Desoto Commercial Appeal 

    “Hosemann spent Tuesday morning meeting with DeSoto County Circuit Court clerk Dale Kelly Thompson, discussing the voter registration issue.”

    “Later, at a lunch at Dale’s Restaurant with supporters who included Southaven Mayor Greg Davis and real estate developer Chuck Roberts, he continued the conversation.”

    I think this is pretty big news folks, kudo’s to Yolanda Jones for getting the scoop, Mayor Greg Davis is one of the biggest political players in DeSoto County and North Mississippi.  He knows how to raise money and apparently is throwing his support behind Jackson Attorney Delbert Hosemann is the SOS race.   What is strange is that we have to find out from the local paper and the Hosemann campaign isn’t running around screaming it at the top of their lungs. 

    We all know how important DeSoto County is in a statewide. -ROM