At least we know what to listen for. . .
From State House News Service:
STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, SEPT. 7, 2006 .Offering a potential glimpse into the themes they hope to reinforce following tonight’s gubernatorial debate, the Gabrieli camp is emailing “talking points” to supporters, with telephone numbers for suggested talk shows.
In an email dated today and credited to his address, Gabrieli aide Michael Moschella suggested that callers to shows like WBZ’s Paul Sullivan’s nighttime show or WTKK’s Eagan and Braude noontime show mention that “Gabrieli has a common sense approach that will get results; while his opponents bicker about partisan politics, Chris rises above the fray.”
Supporters are also prodded to delineate between Gabrieli’s background as a businessman, while Deval Patrick and Thomas Reilly are both lawyers accompanied by “legal jargon.”
On issues, callers are encouraged to talk about Gabrieli’s tax rollback proposal, plan for “cracking down on employers who hire illegal immigrants,” and “support for renewable energy.”
Apparently looking to bolster the idea that the former venture capitalist and lieutenant governor candidate is an outsider, Moschella encourages callers to note, “We can trust Chris Gabrieli because he doesn’t owe anybody, which is why he’s leading the polls and will win on Election Day.”
Asked if the missive provided insight into tonight’s strategy, Gabrieli spokesman Daniel Cence declined to comment.Please share widely!