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Friday, June 13, 2008

Profile in the Colorado Springs Gazette

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If you don't already know, this blog is headquartered just outside Colorado Springs, CO. Hence, I'm very excited that our movement is on the front page of the "Metro" section in my local paper. The article is supposed to be a profile of me, but I know better than anyone that you, the readers, are really the engine of this site's success. So, thank you for making our movement newsworthy. Also, I'd like to thank reporter Alexis Fitts and photographer Carol Lawrence for their work on the story, it was a pleasure working with both of you.


SMatthewStolte said...

Congrats on the story, Adam. We live in interesting times.

(Although I have to disagree with your claim that Newt is getting stale. I can't think of anybody in politics today who has as many interesting and exciting ideas for improving this country than Newt Gingrich.)

Anonymous said...

Cool. Good work Adam. Love the quip at the end.

Anonymous said...


would McCain seriously call the Goveror's press Secretary, or Palin directly herself? Anyone know?

Adam Brickley, aka "ElephantMan" said...


I probably could have worded that better. I really, really, really, like Newt Gingrich. and you're right in the sense that he is doing a great job at promoting change.

What I was trying to get at is that the generation of leaders who entered politics in the 1994 revolution are starting to fade, and that we need a new generation of leaders to put forward a NEW Contract With America if we want to win in the 21st century. And strangely enough, that seems to be exactly what Newt himself is pushing for with his "American Solutions" organization (he likes Palin a lot too, coincidentally).

So, what I was getting at was that Newt knows better than anyone that the "Gingrich Revolution" has petered out to some degree, and he is at the forefront of the movement pushing for a new revolution in the party (hopefully we'll be calling it the "Palin Revolution")

Adam Brickley, aka "ElephantMan" said...


Glad you liked that...I'm glad they printed it.

Anonymous said...

That is pretty sweet Adam! I dont read the rag of a paper, so I would have never known about this story. I can still remember you running this idea by me when you started this. And now I am proud to have endorsed this movement.

Adam Brickley, aka "ElephantMan" said...


Thanks! (love your profile pic, btw.)

For the benefit of the rest of the readership, "Hamilton Roberts" (not his real name :-) is a very good friend of mine outside of cyberspace, and I think he was the very first person I talked to about the idea to start this blog.

He's also having a good deal of success with his own blog, "Conservative for Change". I would highly recommend that my readers check him out.

Anonymous said...

Sarah still hasnt even made it to the a-list of most media stories on mac's veep. Like I was watchin Glenn beck tonight and they had a whole segment on who he should pick and her name didnt even come up. That needs 2 change. People need 2 give up pushing Romney. He has the unique 'attribute' of being disliked by both evangelicals AND swing voters. Itd b suicide. Palin is the only 1 who can appear to all needed groups.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous, it's really up to John McCain & Co. now. And I fear he's already losing (already lost) very valuable time not jumping on Sarah Palin yet, especially now that former Hillaryites are currently drifting back to Camp Obama -- in terms of energy, PR and money.

If McCain fails on timely picking Palin, this will go down as one of the biggest lost political opportunities of all time. That's more than unfortunate not just for McCain and the GOP, but for the USA and the nation's future security and prosperity.

Palin trumps Obama in so many ways that every day of lost media focus on the Palin story is very costly indeed.

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately the script of McCain v. Obama is already being witten. See latest Wall Street Journal -Peggy Noonan, now featured on Drudge Report "McCain represents the way we were, Obama what we are becoming."

It doesn't have to be that way. Sarah Palin is THE game changer!

SMatthewStolte said...

I am curious to know where, geographically, Palin has her biggest support right now. Is anyone here from the Midwest? Florida? New England? Where are the 1,500 daily visitors?

My guess would be that Sarah has her biggest support in the Rocky Mountain West. Adam's in Colorado Springs. I'm also in Colorado, and that seems to make a lot of sense. There's a frontier mentality out here, a strong sense of individualism that produced a libertarian party.

Adam Brickley, aka "ElephantMan" said...


I can track our daily visitors, and I can tell you that they fall on roughly the same distirbution as the U.S. Population (except for Alaska, which is obviously over-represnted): Most are from East of the Missisipit, with a lot on the west coast as well. Not as many as you might think from the Mountain West. As for our most active supporters, I know we have had people in the Southwest, Pennsylvania, Texas, Hawaii, and obviously Alaska.

Anonymous said...

Massachusetts Republican in exile here in uber-Democratic Broward County, Florida: not QUITE the mountain West. ;-)

Anonymous said...

There are supporters in the Greater Kansas City Area.

Also, I read over 230 letters from all over the USA to Sarah on her official site on the birth of her baby Trig.

Anonymous said...

they talked about gov. palin on hannity and colmes tonight with dick morris. he said he thought mac needs a pick to shake things up, and sarah'd be a good one, but that she needs more experience. i say shes got more than enough when the guy on the TOP of the liberals tickets experience consists of running unopposed in one senate race like 3 years ago.