Saturday, April 07, 2007

Did you see my comment this morning's Rocky Mountain News?:

Ballots being mailed out this week in Denver,
only thing I can see in the paper this morning
is an endorsement of 1A and a mention of the
1931 Mayors race.

Have you thought about running for Mayor?
My barber says he is, and he expects to get
400 or so votes. If we can get 100 or so like
him, we can at least get Mayor J-Hic's attention,
maybe force a run-off election with the top vote-
getter and beat him!

Would you attend a news conference next Tueday
to announce an Anyone but J-Hic campaign?

I'm going to make a final decision at the New Denver
Republican Meetup. Join us! Get location and

Forward this email along to your friends who care
about Denver!


Thursday, April 05, 2007

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Wednesday, April 04, 2007

I have spent quite a bit of time with Peter Boyles over the last 24 hours.

This morning I listened to his 5 a.m. radio show on KHOW AM630 here in Denver, and yesterday I not only listened but also called into the show.

When I called in we talked about the Fred Brown column Sunday that talked about my Anyone but J-Hic campaign

Then yesterday he spoke at our Denver Lions Club. Great talk about how he got into radio, some of his experiences and insights. New media is dramatically changing the way we get our information. Talk radio, community newspaper, books, and of course the Internet are exploding, the large daily papers like the Denver Post are going on the ropes, about 1 per day across the country is failing he says.

In the Q&A I asked him why there is so little coverage of local events and so little criticism of the Mayor. He said, "I cover them. As far as the large daily papers, you'd have to ask Mr. Singleton."

So I tuned into his show this morning, thinking for sure he'd be talking about the May 1 Mayorial election and local issues. No such luck.

Why is it there is so little local news coverage? What is the solution? Seems to me there is a great need for a Denver News Wiki.

I'm going to the Rockies game with my son. Has been a tradition with us since they came to town to see one of the opening games of the year.

Sunday, April 01, 2007

I just sent out this email to a few of my friends:

(Please forward to anyone who might be interested
in helping me decide what to do next that will be helpful to
the Denver GOP, OK? Ask them to send me their
thumbs up or thumbs down on going ahead with
this. Thanks! John)

Did you see this on p 4E in today's Denver Post?
Entire column by Fred Brown devoted to the
Anyone but J-Hic idea:

My barber has committed to running. He figures he
can get about 400 votes from his customers.

If Everyone Runs for Mayor we might be able to
force a run-off. There will be no extra expense because
there is going to be a run-off anyway for many of the
city council seats where there are more than two

Seems to me this could really energize the GOP in
Denver. Which District Captain can get the most votes
from his or her District? How many votes can Mary Smith
get? Will a very substantial candidate emerge we can
all get behind? What a great way to get all the precinct
and block worker positions filled by May 1.

What's our best next step?

Here's my idea:

I'm going to invite the Mayor to a news conference next
Wednesday or Thursday at the State Capitol where we
will announce a series of weekly forums. Everyone running
as a write-in candidate will be given 2 minutes of time at
the mike, and a table where he or she can distribute literature
and/or talk with people. The Mayor will be given the final word,
as much time as he wants to respond to what he has heard.

Here's my questions to you:

1) If the Mayor agrees to do it, would you attend the news conference?

2) Should I invite Mike Rosen to MC?

3) Is this the best next step, or should I put my energy into something else
in your opinion? If something else, what?

Thanks very, very much for your feedback.


de gustibus non est disputandum"
In matters of taste there is no disputing."

John S. Wren, MBA+
Grassroots Educator & Consultant for Startups.
Inspired action since 1979.
960 Grant Street, #727 Denver, CO 80203
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