As he promised on the HOTLINE, "Middle Class Mike" attended the presser for Kellie Greene, who is running for Congress. Here is his report, unedited.
From: Mike Flynn ‘Middle Class Mike’
To : The Host of 1240’s ‘Hotline,’ Mayor Graham.
Topic: Kellie Greene announcing her candidacy for Congress at the Ramada Inn at 7:00 o’clock this evening on February 1, 2012.
I had the pleasure to speak with Ms. Kellie Greene before she announced her candidacy to run for the NY 23rds Republican Congressional Primary. Kellie was kind enough to grant me this time less than an hour before she announced tonight and I tried to make it worth her time.
Ques: Why are you running in 2012 for Congress in the NY 23 Congressional race?
Answer: I feel it’s important to run as a true Conservative (Tea Party) and not a relative moderate in this race. Why should there be any doubt as to why I might want to run in the NY 23rd when I grew up here and although I had to leave to earn my living, so did Matt Doheny have to work in NYC.
Ques: What’s really driving you to want to do this at this time. Are your trying to build name recognition now, in the hopes that if Matt Doheny loses to Bill Owens this time, you would be the go-to person in 2014?
Answer: No. I’m not motivated by 2014’s race, but instead I’m clearly focused on this years’ race. I’m motivated to address a key issue. This race needs a true conservative in it. Matt Doheny is running like a moderate, not a true Tea Party Conservative.
Question: So in this race you intend to run as the true conservative to the Right of Matt Doheny. What will this mean to voters in this Congressional race.
Answer: The key thing is I stand for real Conservative values and I’m not running like a Moderate Republican.
1. I want to cut spending.
2. I want to help government create a climate in the Country where the private sector can go about creating jobs.
3. We are failing to capitialize on the types of infrastructure improvements that would produce jobs and spur on economic activity in NY 23. Mike here’s an example of what I mean. We have the ability to modernize Ports like Oswego, etc. where we can upgrade this port and be able to handle something like Container Shipping, which is how we can ship World Wide; instead of the way we ship items now in bulk packaging. The need to modernize our infrastructure is obvious and it will spur a growth in jobs and economic activity on the Great Lakes.