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Republican (candidate) speaks at wrong convention (IA-2)
UPI ^ | 3.14.12 | Staff

Posted on 03/14/2012 1:24:44 PM PDT by Free Vulcan

MUSCATINE, Iowa, March 14 (UPI) -- An Iowa Republican running for Congress said he arrived early for an event and accidentally ended up addressing a group of Democrats.

Dan Dolan of Muscatine said he and a staffer arrived early Saturday for the Republican convention at the Monroe County Courthouse in Albia, The Quad City Times reported Wednesday.

"My staffer runs up and says, 'Hey, Dan Dolan is here. Can he speak?' So they stopped everything, and I get up there and give my speech," Dolan said. "I get done, a guy raises his hand and says, 'I think you want to talk to the Republicans.'"

"It was a crazy day," Dolan said. "We had scheduled 10 speaking engagements through the district."

"I'm not sure how many votes I won in the room that day," he said. "It was one of those silly things, but I think everybody was very, very good about it."

Monroe County Supervisor Denny Ryan said the mix-up is easy to understand, as the Democratic convention began at 11 a.m. and the Republican convention began in the same building at 1 p.m.

"Nobody asked enough questions before he started speaking," Ryan said. "It finally got to the point in the speech where one of the people said, 'Are you sure you're at the right convention?'"


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons; Politics/Elections; US: Iowa
KEYWORDS: campaign; candidate; congress; convention; ia2012; oops
Just goes to show that Dan is eager to work hard to get EVERYBODY's vote, even if that means going into the lion's den to get them and not backing down on his principles!

You got to know the guy, Dan's a former oil rigger who started and built his own construction company from the ground up. He's good hearted, hard working guy who really does put in a great deal of effort to get out there and work the constituents. He'll make a good congressman for the Iowa 2nd district.

http://www.dolanforcongress.com

1 posted on 03/14/2012 1:24:53 PM PDT by Free Vulcan
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To: Free Vulcan

Well at least, by all accounts, the democrats were polite. That’s a pleasant change of pace.


2 posted on 03/14/2012 1:27:08 PM PDT by apillar
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To: Free Vulcan

Excellent! :)


3 posted on 03/14/2012 1:28:46 PM PDT by ElayneJ
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To: Free Vulcan

Whoops. Bit of a faux pas, there...


4 posted on 03/14/2012 1:32:56 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: apillar
Most people in Iowa are decent, non-union, farm working Democrats.

This speaker probably came out of there with a number of his listeners ... seeing the light.

5 posted on 03/14/2012 1:35:11 PM PDT by OldNavyVet
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To: Free Vulcan
"I'm not sure how many votes I won in the room that day,"

Every vote counts.

6 posted on 03/14/2012 1:37:15 PM PDT by bgill (Romney & Obama are both ineligible. A non-NBC GOP prez shuts down all ?s on Obama's admin)
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To: Free Vulcan
Shoeless Joe: "Hey, is this Heavan?"

Ray: "No, it's Iowa!"

7 posted on 03/14/2012 1:38:23 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: Free Vulcan

I know what it felt like to be in the audience. Once I was at a republican meeting, and Mitt Romney gave a speech.


8 posted on 03/14/2012 1:44:43 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: Free Vulcan

He might get a couple of votes out of it in the long run.


9 posted on 03/14/2012 1:45:43 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("The facts of life are Tory." -- Margaret Thatcher)
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To: Free Vulcan

we don’t win elections by preaching to the choir.


10 posted on 03/14/2012 1:47:11 PM PDT by RitchieAprile
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To: Pollster1

Ouch! That’s gonna need some ointment!


11 posted on 03/14/2012 1:50:39 PM PDT by Free Vulcan (Election 2012 - America stands or falls. No more excuses. Get involved.)
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To: Free Vulcan

Wanna Get Away?


12 posted on 03/14/2012 1:51:41 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: apillar

Polite... or stunned??

heh


13 posted on 03/14/2012 1:54:33 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Free Vulcan

This story is awesome in its hilaritude.


14 posted on 03/14/2012 1:56:49 PM PDT by arderkrag (Georgia is God's Country. LOOKING FOR ROLEPLAYERS. Check Profile.)
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To: Free Vulcan

This must explain whats going on with Romney...he mistakenly showed up as a candidate for the GOP primary....ha ha. Silly mistake....now strap him to the roof of one of his Caddy’s and send him back to the Dems where he belongs.


15 posted on 03/14/2012 2:17:03 PM PDT by vmivol00 (I won't be reconstructed.)
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To: OldNavyVet

Hopefully at least one person in the room learned something positive and not the guy speaking learning that he was in the wrong room.


16 posted on 03/14/2012 2:18:04 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: Free Vulcan
Talk about being a stranger in a strange land...
17 posted on 03/14/2012 2:29:04 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romney - Santorum: Twin Sons of Different Mothers...)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Probably wondered why nobody was laughing at his Karl Marx jokes.


18 posted on 03/14/2012 2:30:43 PM PDT by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: trappedincanuckistan

LOL!!!


19 posted on 03/14/2012 2:33:58 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romney - Santorum: Twin Sons of Different Mothers...)
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To: Free Vulcan

This is awesome! Good to see Dan having fun with it. It shows good character, IMO.


20 posted on 03/14/2012 2:40:22 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Free Vulcan

Never . . . ever . . . give Dan the red button. LOL.


21 posted on 03/14/2012 2:52:35 PM PDT by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine.)
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To: Free Vulcan

He must have been speaking to them in a language they had never heard before: THE TRUTH.


22 posted on 03/14/2012 3:45:31 PM PDT by Wordkraft (Remember who the Collaborators are come election day.)
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To: apillar

Honestly, I admire how those Democrats handled that.

That’s a group of people I could feel okay with in a social situation. Amazing!


23 posted on 03/14/2012 7:50:05 PM PDT by ConservativeMind ("Humane" = "Don't pen up pets or eat meat, but allow infanticide, abortion, and euthanasia.")
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To: Free Vulcan

i already like this guy. he deserves support. i’ll check him out.


24 posted on 03/14/2012 8:07:16 PM PDT by dadfly
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To: Free Vulcan

Well hopefully he got a convert or two.


25 posted on 03/14/2012 10:56:11 PM PDT by beaversmom
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