Skip to comments.Glenn Hodas: GOP Friend or Foe?
Posted on 08/08/2006 10:49:39 AM PDT by NautiNurse
Glenn Hodas left the Katherine Harris campaign July 13, on the eve of Harris' surgery to rule out ovarian cancer. Since his departure, it appears Mr. Hodas can't find a news reporter he doesn't like. News sources are packed with stories quoting Hodas and his thesaurus full of Katherine Harris descriptions.
Unhealthy, unmanageable, uncontrollable, erratic behavior, tantrums, counterproductive, micromanaging, damaging are all Hodas characterizations of Harris captured in an interview published by every news source from FOX News to The Guardian July 14, 2006. Day after day, we read about Glenn Hodas and his horrific life altering experience working for the Katherine Harris campaign.
Where does Hodas find time to take a breath, visit a therapist, or find a new campaign consulting client?
After his initial media love fest, Hodas wasted little time climbing back into the news saddle to discuss a subpoena Harris had received. Hodas' description of his discovery rivals the skills of Hercule Poirot. Incidentially, Agatha Christie tired of her own creation, describing him as a "bombastic, tiresome, ego-centric little creep."
"But I don't want to comment any further on what appears to be a pending investigation," Hodas told the Tampa Tribune August 2, 2006.If only we could believe you, Mr. Hodas. Two days later, Hodas was back in the Tampa Tribune:
Hodas remembers the document as filled with acronyms, and seemingly hastily drawn like someone had just whipped it out without regard to sentences.
To date, my first and only impression of Hodas has been the daily overdose of his derisive Katherine Harris comments in all the Florida, national, and international media outlets. So, I asked myself, why would anyone want to hire someone who trashes their former client around the world at every opportunity? What did Glenn Hodas do before he joined the notorious Katherine Harris campaign?
Hodas is a principal of Hodas & Associates, whose home page provides a link to a September 2005 edition of Campaigns & Elections. Here, we find that Glenn Hodas:
has assisted clients on both sides of the political aisle and independents with political issue advocacy efforts and legislative needs.
Glenn Hodas works for Democrats, Republicans, and Independents. My curiosity piqued, I wanted to know who these clients were. Most apparent on the Hodas & Associates web site is the lack of former campaign clients. No testimonials. Who are Glenn Hodas' campaign consulting clients that cross the political spectrum?
Dateline December 2005:
She's somehow got to convince people that, in this climate of corruption, she's a different kind of Republican," says veteran campaign strategist Glenn Hodas. "I think that's going to be a big problem."Another blow aimed at Katherine Harris by her former campaign manager?
In 2002, Glenn Hodas was campaign manager for Lt. Gov. Corinne Wood, an Illinois GOP Gubernatorial candidate. Picture Hodas on the phone with a reporter:
"You don't want to distract from yourself with sparkling earrings or rings," said Glenn Hodas, a Springfield-based consultant who worked on her campaign. "You want people to feel they have something in common with you."
The sitting Lt. Governor Corinne Wood finished third in the GOP primary. How sparkling were those earrings?
Following his client Woods' decisive loss, Hodas was picked up by the IL GOP primary winner, Jim Ryan,as deputy campaign manager for the 2002 Governors race in the General Election.
GOP candidate Jim Ryan had a formidable political history in Illinois. He was Attorney General for two terms. In 1994, Jim Ryan won the IL AG election 55% to 45%. Jim Ryan won a second term in the 1998 AG election--a blowout--62% to 38%, with the endorsement of every major newspaper in the state. Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory, Jim Ryans defeat in 2002 marked the first time in 30 years a Democrat became Governor of Illinois. Wheres Glenn Hodas? Election year 2004, Glenn Hodas joined the Illinois U.S. Senate campaign for Jack Ryan (no relation to Jim Ryan or former Governor George Ryan) in the race against Barak Obama. After winning the 2004 GOP primary in March, Jack Ryan withdrew from the race June 25 amid salacious allegations involving his ex-wife that were originally sealed in custody records . Alan Keyes entered the 2004 IL U.S. Senate contest August 8. Hodas pontificates about the split of the GOP, and offers sage advice for candidate Alan Keyes: Its 2006, and Glenn Hodas is still running his mouth about Katherine Harris to any reporter who will listen. Is Glenn Hodas a GOP friend or foe?
Election year 2004, Glenn Hodas joined the Illinois U.S. Senate campaign for Jack Ryan (no relation to Jim Ryan or former Governor George Ryan) in the race against Barak Obama. After winning the 2004 GOP primary in March, Jack Ryan withdrew from the race June 25 amid salacious allegations involving his ex-wife that were originally sealed in custody records . Alan Keyes entered the 2004 IL U.S. Senate contest August 8. Hodas pontificates about the split of the GOP, and offers sage advice for candidate Alan Keyes:
Its 2006, and Glenn Hodas is still running his mouth about Katherine Harris to any reporter who will listen.
Is Glenn Hodas a GOP friend or foe?
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Sounds like Hodas is describing himself more than anything.
Disgruntled little man.
The fact that he shows no discretion, that he looks for every opportunity to trash Harris, tells me that this guy is a snivelling backstabber who should be ignored.
This thread is about Glenn Hodas. If you want to refute any of the information provided, have at it. You will not, however, highjack this thread into your typical Harris bash fest.
Please correct the title and mark it as a Vanity. The poster is just stating her own opinions on a topic with using clips of articles that points to her view. In fact one of the links does not even go to what she is stating.
What's the deal with Hodas telling the world how his female clients should dress? Good grief.
We saw how well it worked to have some woman advising Al Gore. Guy looked like some kind of orange clown. Maybe Hodas dressed his candidate up to look like Al Gore. No wonder she lost.
This irks me, thou I admit I seldom see it. A few people assume that essays written by freepers are somehow worth less than the ones they copy elsewhere. That just shows that you have little sense of who you are exposed to here. Anyone you see or hear in the media may be lurking or contributing under a pseudonym. So discuss ideas and don't go by labels.
These people can be real arrogant. After the 2002 election I went to a meeting to debrief poll watchers. I complained that I want a real congressman, and an employee of the Fl Republican party told me to move. (Alcee Hastings is my congressman by some corrupt agreement). The professional handlers like to think that they are the real big shots. I would like less professionalization in our politics. I think Harris is more appealing lately bcause she seems to have struggled to get free of those know it alls and is being herself.
What an obnoxious reply you received.
I was driven to research this fellow Hodas because I could not comprehend the complete lack of privilege demonstrated to a former client. I figured if he did this to Harris, who else has he aimed to publicly undermine? Fortunately, with the internet and Google, there was a small treasure of Hodas' history to be found.