The Rye Republicans held their second set of discussions concerning the Nov 6th vote and invited to be on that panel addressing a packed room of Rye area Republicans were the following and the topics they were asked to cover:
- Jack Thorsen (Portmouth City Coucilor andNH GOP area vice-chair) – The 11/6/12 General Election – results of the voting process and how the counting is handled
- NH State Rep. Regina Birdsell – Voting Laws, who is eligible to vote. Voter ID Law, etc.
- former NH State Rep. Will Smith – Explanation of the process to run for office
- Skip Murphy (ordinary schlub) – How can we be more involved in the election process and make our vote meaningful?
Yes, I was asked to speak which something that doesn’t happen too often at all. Even though it was a long slog down and back (and processing video afterwards), it was worth spending pretty much the entire working day on it (and yes, Shawn Millerick of NH Journal, we had a secret spur-of-the-moment planning meeting; have at it on spinning its purpose!). Crowd was very attentive and I told the moderator, Diane Bitter (Town Chair and Assistant Sec. of the NH GOP) that it would have been fine with them to have extended a couple of more hours by the level of questions and conversation crowds surrounding the panelists afterwards. Good time, and it was a lot of fun!
Any ways here are the first videos (thanks to Grokster Mike for handling camera duties!). The first is the start up / biz part of the meeting, and the second is the intro for the panelists:
Opening Introductions and Ceremony Introduction of the Panelists
More following during the day.