Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Staffin' on up

We promise that at some point this week we'll post on something besides the Governor of Massachusettes.

Krusty reports this morning something we've been hearing around the watercooler at CCHQ for a couple weeks now. Gentry Collins, former ED of the Republican Party of Iowa and campaign manager for Doug Gross' failed Gubernatorial campaign will be taking the reins for Governor Romney here in Iowa. This is a very good move by team Romney as Collins is well respected in Iowa GOP circles. Krusty also mentions the addition of Capitol Resources that we told you about yesterday.

Romney has also bulked up his field staff with the addition of a few folks who worked with the Legislative Majority Fund this cycle. This isn't suprising given their connection to House Minority Leader Christopher Rants- a key Romney supporter.

Other Tidbits:

  • Governor Huckabee has begun staffing up in New Hampshire asking the former Chairman of the Manchester GOP to Chair his NH efforts. Hat tip to Race42008.
  • Eyeon08 has some follow-up on the Evangelical Media's negative reaction to the Romney story.
  • John McCain's Iowa team has added a key member of Arnold's Schwarzenegger grassroots operation to oversee ground game in the Hawkeye State.
  • The Iowa GOP candidate wins the special election in Buena Vista giving the R's 46 seats in the 100 seat House.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Names please, c'mon!

11:52 AM  
Blogger Caucus Cooler said...

We decided not to do names except for senior staff. Only creates trouble, just look at what happens in the komment section at krusty.

If you cand stand the suspense, email us.

12:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DO you want people to read your blog or just give us headlines? Please provide names.

My guess is the decision to not list names other than senior staff have something to do with McCain hiring Andrew Dorr and they know how the likely caucus attendees feel about Andrew. It will hurt their effort for turnout most likely.

That's good news for Team Romney though.

12:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Puuhhlleeaassee Cooler! Why do you think we come here? I can get my clips from Google Alerts too...we want the dirt!

12:53 PM  
Blogger Caucus Cooler said...

You guys really want to know the names of field staffers that bad huh?

1:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If they're all hiring recent college grads to be field staff then no, it doesn't matter. BUT I think we all know that they're not doing that (solely).

If Romney's got Yoda as field staff in Eastern Iowa and McCain's got the past president of the Coe CR's, it speaks encyclopedias!

Do you not know or do you just not want to tell?

2:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

they dont want their little boys to be dragged through the blog mud

6:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's obviously coming from the team that hired Andrew. much for the "down and dirty inside dish".

War Truth in Advertising

9:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree...what a waste of time and bandwidth...

9:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Back to Krusty we go....

9:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amen, 9:57.

11:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Arline Isaacson, co-chair of the Massachusetts Gay and Lesbian Political Caucus, said she cautioned gay and lesbians against believing Romney's overtures in 1994, and said conservatives shouldn't trust him, either.

"He can't be trusted," she said. "Because if it is politically expedient for him to swing to his right or swing to his left, he will do it."

11:41 AM  
Blogger Caucus Cooler said...

This comment has been removed by the author.

12:37 PM  
Blogger Caucus Cooler said...

You guys are pretty freaking rude. You know we run this blog for fun and threads like this make it not very much fun. So read Krusty or read us or read both, it doesn't matter.. Not like we're getting paid by the page view.

But in order to try and appease the whiners this is as specific as we're going to get.

1. All indications from camp McCain are that Andrew Dorr is not joining the team.

2. The Romney folks hired field staff from the legislative majority fund. There were only 4 LMF field staffers, Romney hired at least 2 of them.

3. The person McCain hired to oversee the field staff is on his first stint in Iowa. Apparently he has worked for Terry Nelson in the past.

That's all your getting out of us folks.

and P.S. We're not your mom so we are in no position to give you a lecture- but if the only reason your reading blogs is to trash fellow staffers anonymously. Well that says a lot more about you than it does about them.

12:37 PM

12:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


2:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chill out CC. Don't confuse simply wanting to know whos signing up with who as the same thing as wanting to trash people. The trashers are trash.

Remember - Guns don't kill people, people kill people.

It's legit to want to know who's on who's team. They are all good people and some of us just to know where they end up going.

Congrats to all who've been hired and good luck!

I'm for adopting a policy on outing folks who trash others. That may stop it. Don't punish the rest of us just because of a few bad apples.

5:41 PM  

Post a Comment

<< Home

  • Caucus Coolerisms
  • The Cooler Line

    Mike Huckabee 10-9
    Mitt Romney 3-1
    Fred Thompson 9-1
    John McCain 9-1
    Rudy Giuliani 12-1
    Ron Paul 12-1
    Duncan Hunter 98-1
    The Cooler line is an exclusive creation of Caucus Cooler and will be updated as the political environment changes.
    It is an unscientific assessment of the Iowa Caucus (not the Presidential race as a whole) from an insiders view at the given time. The line IS NOW mathematically accurate but is NOT intended for gambling purposes. Information may only be reproduced with credit to the Caucus Cooler.