Tony Capitelli On The Campaign Trail
Over at Costa Mesa conservative propaganda YouTube headquarters, Costa Mesa Brief, we find a new video clip of announced City Council candidate Tony Capitelli speaking before a small group of Tom Pollitt's Tea Party faithful, HERE.
MOVE OVER, GEEZERS!
If you visit the site to hear Capitelli's thirty minute stump speech to this group you may find it interesting, as I did, that he makes a point to tell them that Repubicans need to attract more young people into the fold - while addressing a group that looked like it was 95% geezers like me! It made me smile.
POWERFUL PARTY CONNECTIONS
You may know that Capitelli works for Republican Congressman Dana Rohrabacher and that he and his lovely wife live in Costa Mesa. You may not know that he is Newport Beach Mayor Keith Curry's son-in-law.
SIZING UP HIS OPPOSITION
This event, which apparently occurred on November 21st, apparently was the first official campaign presentation since he announced his candidacy a couple months ago. He made oblique references to Mayor Jim Righeimer, who reportedly just announced his run for re-election according to a recent Daily Pilot article, and to Democrat Katrina Foley, who apparently is also running. He did NOT mention Lee Ramos, the soft-spoken Republican who announced his plan to run recently, but he made reference to the need to attract Latinos early in his speech.
THANKS TO OLD BARRY...
So, thanks to old Barry Friedland for posting this video on his site. There's no reason not to watch it as long as you understand that most of the stuff you'll find on Costa Mesa Brief is pure political propaganda for the current power elite in our city. By the way, Barry doesn't much like me referring to him as "Old Barry", but I've explained to him that it's actually a term of endearment - kind of like referring to your dog as "Old Shep". Get over it, Barry.