Marc Comtois

Optimism for Republican Gains in Rhode Island

By Marc Comtois | November 10, 2004 |

As detailed in this morning’s ProJo, Karl Rove went into a deep statistical analysis of where the Republicans gained in the electorate during the recent elections. One of his examples, surprisingly, was the increase the President enjoyed in garnering the vote of Rhode Islanders. Kerry carried Rhode Island with 59.4 percent of the vote. Mr.…

AG Lynch: Preview of Gov. Lynch?

By Marc Comtois | November 9, 2004 | Comments Off on AG Lynch: Preview of Gov. Lynch?

Edward Achorn has a column in today’s ProJo denouncing state Attorney General Patrick Lynch for his confusing and specious written justification for not prosecuting Cranston Firefighter Union head Paul Valletta for threatening Cranston Mayor Steve Laffey at a City Council meeting in August. The incident is on tape and no reasonable person would argue that…

Quantifying the Anchor’s Weight

By Marc Comtois | November 8, 2004 |

Turning to local politics, it seems that one of the first things to be done is to concisely show the size of the task we conservatives/Republicans face. With the latest election in the rear view mirror, the following numbers should clarify our perspective (taken from this story): Republican State Representatives – 12 out of 75…

Our Little Blue Corner of the Nation

By Marc Comtois | November 8, 2004 | Comments Off on Our Little Blue Corner of the Nation

Now for my first self-promotional plug. My most recent post at my personal blog, The Ocean State Blogger, deals with Blue New England’s place in a Red Nation and in it I allude to the Republican party being the real “big tent” party in the nation. Additionally, I recently posted on some of the Rhode…

Anchors Aweigh

By Marc Comtois | November 8, 2004 |

First things first: I’m not a native. I’ve resided in the Ocean State for well-nigh ten years now and am still getting used to it all. You all know the litany of “things Rhode Island”: Coffee milk, cabinets, hot weiners, Del’s, etc. After nearly a decade, I now feel comfortable calling myself a Rhode Islander,…

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