by Clayton Moore
Dateline: 8:21PM, Tuesday, June 26th 2012
Re: Eagle County GOP Primary Election Results
By almost a 2-1 margin GOP Primary Candidate Jeff Layman burned to a crisp the campaign of his opponent Johnie Rosenfeld.
What have we learned?
1 – ~27% of eligible GOP voters (that received their U.S. Mail Ballots voted) However – those GOP voters that did vote – knew (~2-1) that their BEST CHANCE of electing a GOP Commissioner this November are firmly in the hands of – candidate Jeff Layman.
2 – Rosenfeld’s campaign was marred for weeks by one bad campaign decision after another. The signed public endorsement of Rosenfeld by Michael Cacioppo printed as a ‘letter to the Editor’ in the Daily Fishwrap. A printed (National Enquirer stylized) publication by said ‘Ye Old Publisher’ endorsing Rosenfeld and (trashing for the most part in print) Rosenfeld’s opponent – Jeff Layman.
3 – For their part the folks at the Daily Fishwrap – including ‘Vail Law’ columnist Rohn Robbins – persistently called into question – candidate Rosenfeld’s multiple legal troubles at the Courthouse. As did local GOP Party Chairman’s “endorsement” of Rosenfeld – Chariman Kaye Ferry in last Sunday’s Daily Fishwrap. Dumb, really Dumb. This going on all the while candidate Rosenfeld kept paying for (color) print advertising in the Fishwrap – while the Fishwrap was busy questioning the electability/credibility of Rosenfeld to manage his company’s finances. The ECT asks – are these the documented actions of a smart campaign/candidate?
The ECT could go on and on. ECT wont.
ECT says congrats to candidate Jeff Layman and better luck next time to former candidate Johnie Rosenfeld.