Monday, May 24, 2004

Hoeffel Report

So, as I said below I went to a fundraiser for Joe Hoeffel which was attended by Howard Dean. It was held outdoors at a lovely suburban home in Philadelphia's Main Line area. Attendance and money collected, from what I understand, exceeded expectations significantly, which is good news for the Hoeffel campaign.

It was the first time I'd seen Hoeffel speak in person. Now, I've been a supporter of his campaing a) because he's local, b) because he can win, and c) it's really time for Specter to go. But, frankly, I've been of the opinion that with enough money and a well run campaign, a ham sandwich could beat Arlen Specter this year.

I've seen Hoeffel speak on TV a few times, and I have to say that he didn't come across all that well on TV. But, I was glad to see that in person, he's great. Comes across as a real Democrat, knows how to work the crowd, has a little bit of the scrappy Dean attitude, etc... I think we'll find that he'll be quite a formidable candidate as this thing heats up.

This is one we can win.