Nathan Fletcher and Losing The Air War

The Libertarian Lass, Gayle Falkenthal John Nienstedt 8 Comments

by John Nienstedt, President, Competitive Edge Research & Communication My firm, Competitive Edge, uses Perception Analyzer™ dials to test TV ads, speeches, debate performance and even movies. Remember the movie “2016: Obama’s America”? We dial-tested it to uncover some fascinating findings about what aspects of the film – down to the second — influenced voters’ thinking. TV ads are our …

Beyond Lilygate: Since When Did Filner and the Left Start Caring About Vandalism?

Ryan Purdy Ryan Purdy 11 Comments

Last fall, given the amount of public and private property that Occupy Wall Street burned, destroyed and even defecated on, I began to wonder anew if there were any forms of vandalism to which the left objected.  Alas, Lilygate provided a silver lining. Whatever the intent of the water fighting revelers, some of them destroyed a source of civic pride …

Bob Filner’s Week of Lily Pond Lies

Ryan Purdy Ryan Purdy 9 Comments

In just one week, mayoral candidate Bob Filner reeled off so many outright lies and misstatements he is in jeopardy of giving our doddering Vice President Joe Biden some serious gaffe-envy. It started at last week’s debate at the Institute of the Americas. Filner ignorantly called out Councilmember DeMaio for not having a diverse staff. Of course, out of a …

Meet New Carl and New Bob

Tony Manolatos Tony Manolatos Leave a Comment

Cross-posted at FlashReport San Diego Politics & Media Mashup Republican Carl DeMaio has hired a Democrat and Democrat Bob Filner is on board with pension reform. Who spiked the water in San Diego? Relax. There’s no need to panic. The water is clean…I mean drinkable. So why are we seeing New Carl and New Bob popping up in stories? Here’s the thing — election season is …

Steve Francis Endorses DeMaio

Carl DeMaio Carl DeMaio, Undesignated Leave a Comment

I’m grateful for the support of Steve Francis. I look forward to working with Steve and all who support real reform so that we can finally get City Hall positioned to get San Diegans back to work. We’re building a broad coalition of taxpayers, business leaders, and fiscal reformers who know that it takes more than rhetoric to effectively lead …

Special Interests vs. DeMaio: The story continues and Roger Hedgecock joins the fray

Owen Kellogg Owen Kellogg 5 Comments

While it is well known that Mayoral candidate Carl DeMaio is hated by organized labor and certain elements of the downtown San Diego establishment, as of two weeks ago nobody in the downtown establishment had publicly come forward to attack DeMaio. That changed when one of the major downtown ring leaders, Fred Maas, was quoted in Voice of San Diego, …