April 12, 2006

Which Dem do readers prefer to run for 17th District U.S. Representative?

A poll asking readers "Who would you like to see chosen as Lane Evans' replacement as the Democratic congressional candidate?" ended yesterday after being open for a week.

The poll was won by a Hare.

Here are the results in order, listed by Name - Actual vote with duplicates removed - Percentage of actual vote - Total bad votes - Percentage of bad votes

PHIL HARE - 34 - 25.954% - 6 - 15%
PORTER McNEIL - 26 - 19.847% - 10 - 27.78%
MIKE JACOBS - 17 - 12.977% - 12 - 41.38%
JOHN SULLIVAN - 13 - 9.924% - 6 - 31.58%
MARK SCHWIEBERT - 12 - 9.160% - 12 - 50%
MIKE BOLAND - 11 - 8.397% - 6 - 35.29%
TONY SOPRANO - 8 - 3.107% - 0 (the only honest vote)
TED BRUNSVOLD - 7 - 5.344% - 3 - 30%
PAT O'BRIEN - 2 - 1.527% - 13 - 86.67%
PAUL MANGIERI - 1 - 0.763% - 0

A couple notes: Porter McNeil, Tony Soprano, Ted Brunsvold, and Pat O'Brien never officially put themselves forward as seeking to be the congressional candidate and didn't publically seek support. Mike Jacobs put himself forward, but then took his name out of consideration back on the 5th.


At 4/12/2006 7:46 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is obvious that Lane Evans has spoken and the people have listened. Hare has won the hearts of the people.

At 4/12/2006 8:04 AM, Anonymous Phyllis Diller said...

Yeah, Phil just makes me swoon.
I know what you mean.
He makes my knees knock. Look out Obama!

At 4/12/2006 8:04 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are to believe the word of the Dope on these numbers. I believe that Phill Hare did much better than the Dope is telling us. He is the peoples candidate.

At 4/12/2006 8:06 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How do you decide a bad vote. I voted twice just to see if it would register and it only counted it once. If this is the case did you make it up or what.

At 4/12/2006 8:06 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Phil gets it, I can see the day after election headline already.....

"Hare today, gone tomorrow."

At 4/12/2006 8:10 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It sounds as if John G has gotten his county chair members straitened out and they will go with the candidate that can win and can raise a million dollars. That would be Phill Hare. Lane Evans will lobby these members and get them to vote their block of non elected committeemen for his friend Hare. Hare is the best for the job.

At 4/12/2006 8:14 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mark schwiebert will get the nod from John G. He is a lawyer like Lane Evans. He is about the same age as Evans and he is very non agressive like Evans. They are very similar type of individuals. Schwiebert will win the cebate as he is a lawyer.

At 4/12/2006 8:27 AM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

"People's candidate"?? What people? Gianulis, Evans, and Jacobs?

Anyway, as to why you should trust my results, you should trust me because I'm honest, for starters.

I don't have a dog in this fight and I wanted to know the real results as much as anyone... probably more.

I have the entire record of votes as they came in, though I don't know how I'd make them available, nor do I think it would be proper.

But no matter what, the ding-dongs and their supporters who didn't win or didn't do as well as they thought they should will think I sit here making it all up, and those who like the results will trust me.

Frankly, I know the numbers are 100% accurate, I can't help it if some don't think so.

Secondly, to anonymous who said they voted twice and the second one didn't count and thinks this is some proof that something must be amiss.

That just meant that the mechanism to prevent multiple voting worked on you at that time.

However, it is possible in certain circumstances to vote as many times as you want, though it won't allow you to vote twice once right after another.

Two ner-do-well's tied for the record for the most votes from one person for one candidate, one by voting 11 times for Schwiebert, and another person cast the same number for O'Brien.

The person who voted 11 times for Schwiebert also voted 5 times for McNeil, 2 times for Hare, and 4 times for Sullivan!

If you don't trust me, send me your IP address in email and I'll tell you how many times you voted.

At 4/12/2006 8:49 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mike Boland is the only candidate that can beat Hae. Schwiebert will cancel out RI and Boland can come through the back door. Boland will be able to raise money and mesh with the people.

At 4/12/2006 2:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, yes, yes, Congressman Hare is the people's choice.

Evans, Gianulis and Jacobs have spoken.
These wise Democrt Leaders have led our party to great victory in the past and will do so again in the future.

Now that Evans, Gianulis and Jacobs have set a course, Lane Evans supporters must follow. I for one think it wise that these three heros are moving our party forward. We cannot afford to deal with Bydlers non-candidate's (Mellon, this lady from Albany). Real candidates must put the money on the table.

Eddie Haskel cannot. Neither can Boland. Nor can any of the presses fictional candidates (Mellon, etc.).

Only Evans, Gianulis and Jacobs can give this power to Phil Hare. Money, not voters, will determine who our next Democrat Leader is. Now is the time to annoint Hare to follow Lane to DC.

Congressman Hare is the "people's choice."

At 4/12/2006 2:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Evans retired, when are the other two? Can't be too soon.

Seems like things would be much better off without a guy pushing 90 and a blowhard egomaniac insisting they're in charge.

At 4/12/2006 3:21 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think you meant Winstein instead of Jacobs anon 14:25

At 4/12/2006 4:49 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Senator Mike Jacobs is in charge of this with Evans and John G?

At 4/12/2006 8:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tomarrow is the day that John G. picks the congressman for the 17th district. Hare for a change.

At 4/12/2006 8:45 PM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

Anon 16:49.

I don't think anyone is in charge. The situation is still up in the air. The only thing certain is that precinct committepeople with princincts within the district from all the various counties will be able to vote according to how many votes were cast in the primary in their precinct.

Whether only precinct committeepeople elected during the primary are allowed to vote, or if county chairman can appoint people to vacant slots (there's a lot of them) is not settled conclusively.

If the latter scenario happens, expect Gianulis to appoint a bunch of lackies who will be bound to vote as he says. In this way he may have enough influence to call the shots. Otherwise, it's open.

It's up to who can corral the most committeemen with the most votes to cast.

But as of now, no one or two people hold the keys, which is a welcome change from the dictatorial system of the past, in my opinion.

At 4/12/2006 9:13 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Folks are being too hard on John Gianulis. He inherited this mess from Lane Evans, sadly, and now is trying to build party unity and strategy in a party not known for its organizational strength. Remember the Will Rodgers quote about being a part of a disorganized party, the Democrats.
John has been handed a very tough situation. It's easy to sit on the sidelines and hack away; try rolling up your sleeves and being a party leader and you'll soon appreciate all that Gianulis (and others in his shoes) goes through.

We all want the same thing -- a good Democratic candidate who can unite us and win in November. Maybe John would be better off not endorsing, letting the process work, then working on unity? I don't know, but I do know he's working hard and deserves more praise and less criticism.

At 4/12/2006 9:16 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is where your naiveté is obvious. For you not to realize that John G calls the shots and that tomorrow you will find out that Hare is the next democratic candidate to face off with Zinga just proves it. I bet you my anon status to yours. No excuses, John G. will endorse Hare and he will be the democratic appointee.

Come on!
Make my day!!

At 4/12/2006 9:42 PM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

Listen jerkface... I have no idea who you think you're arguing with. Point me to where I've EVER said that Gianulis wouldn't pick Hare, you dumbass.

I actually wrote specifically that everyone assumes he will, so where do you get off acting like you know something I don't?

Again, everyone knows that John G. will probably endorse Hare, so what's got your panties in a knot?

And by the way, I couldn't care less who you are.

At 4/12/2006 10:07 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, cool down, Inside Dope, quit taking the bait from these bloggers who are playing with you.
Lighten up and enjoy yourself ... don't take this stuff too seriously. They're not paying you enough to get so wound up about this. Really. Thanks. And take it from me, politics ain't worth getting so upset over.

At 4/12/2006 10:13 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Word in the RI County Dem grapevine tonight is that John Gianulis will not endorse anyone tomorrow ...

At 4/13/2006 1:38 AM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

Anon 22:07..

You're right of course. But sometimes my tolerence of stupidity is pretty short.

(and FYI... "bloggers" are people who own and run blogs... the people who comment on blogs are commenters. See the FAQ.)

And Anon 22:13... a non-announcement announcement... That would be pretty cool.

But what would cause John G. to pull his punches like that?

At 4/13/2006 6:59 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is dirt on Phil Hare that even John G doesn't want to get on himself.

At 4/13/2006 7:20 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do you want me to get your mommy and make the bad bloggers stop?

At 4/13/2006 1:11 PM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

Naw, my mom's passed away.

But if you want to help, start trying to be something other than a collosal asshole. That would work.

Do you actually have anything to SAY? Or just dumbass cracks?

At 4/13/2006 1:52 PM, Blogger diehard said...

Phil Hare was endorsed today by: John Gianulis, Jeff Terronez, LuAnn Kerr, Diana Robinson, Dick Lebovitz,Lisa Bierman, County Board Chaiman Jim Bonzack and other county board and city officials.

At 4/14/2006 6:52 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now that these bosses have endorsed Congressmen Hare, loyal Democrats must fall in line behind Lane's wishes.

Diehard is right!

At 4/24/2006 9:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

tonight I had the pleasure of talking with mayor mark schwiebert at augustana college and he struck me as an intelligent, concerned politician. I think he would make an outstanding candidate and really give the people a positive voice.


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