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Friday, October 21, 2016

Moultonboro Candidates Night Well Attended

A good turnout, but it ran way past the 8:30 planned end. Which was a good thing I think. Lots of good discussion. Some interrupted by uncalled for heckling and rudeness , but hey, nothing compared to the national stuff, right? The usual suspects though.
Connor Shipp of the Moultonborough Academy Class of 2018 opened the session and he and his classmates are proof positive that our schools are doing a great job. Some of the students asked some very good questions of the candidates. In a few years they will be voters.
The forum started with Glenn Cordelli asking if candidates could respond to " negative attacks"  and was told they could. What is that about? Public officials need a thick skin, Glenn. Criticizing your record is not a " negative attack." Nor is criticizing your extreme political affiliations. Get over it..

Moderator Lee Quimby did a good job allowing all candidates to speak their minds and in the end, the consensus seemed to be that it was long, but  a very good session.  I'll have much  more to say in future posts.


Max Ledoux said...

Glenn asked a simple point of order question that is very common for debates.

Moultonboro Blogger said...

Perhaps, but he specifically referenced " negative attacks." He is running on his record and his compliance with the Koch brothers agenda should be troubling to all citizens of Carroll County.

State Rep Glenn Cordelli said...

I am proud of my record. Maybe you should have had the courage last night to repeat your charges against me and my record.
Again, the tired old liberal playbook attack citing the Koch brothers, I do not know them and have no idea what about their agenda.
I do know Americans for Prosperity and their mission statement is: "Americans for Prosperity exists to recruit, educate, and mobilize citizens in support of the policies and goals of a free society at the local, state, and federal level, helping every American live their dream – especially the least fortunate".

Too bad Hollis did not ask you about the pledge to oppose any sales or income tax. Would have been interested in your response.