Thursday, January 26, 2006

Feedback from Alabama and Across the US on VFW Speech

The amount of overwhelmingly positive feedback I have received from across Alabama and other parts of the US and world in response to my first candidate stump speech has been incredible and I thought I would share some of it with you.

From Alabama

Superb speech Loretta. In fact I think it is the best speech I've heard from someone running for office in this state in my lifetime. Please get a copy of this speech to all the newspapers and also to Tim Lennox in Montgomery.

I wish I could have been there to listen.


You did a great job and I was glad I came. Thanks for a copy of the speech to pass on.


(From the Vice Commander of the VFW Post)
I really enjoyed your being here last night - you're quite a gal! I just love your straight-forwardness and uninhibited manner. I'd like to share some drinks with you sometime when you are in this area - bourbon IS my drink of choice.

I agree with you completely regarding your position on Drug Policy Reform, and I have nothing against anyone who 'smokes' - I've tried three or four times and I always get a rip-snortin' headache followed by an urge to eat everything around.

In fact, I agree with almost every postion that you've taken - the war in Iraq being the only one upon which I differ with you, and I like to try and present an alternative view for your consideration on that issue. I have taken the liberty of attaching a paper that I wrote addressing this subject that I have sent to the President at the White House, Dick Cheney, and Condolizza Rice.


Loretta, fantastic speech!

I hope you have a real shot at becoming governor, if not, at least hopefully you can influence the debates a bit!

How about state senator if governor doesnt work out?


I am a musician working in and around Muscle Shoals on through to Huntsville. I love your platform, and will be giving you my support. I will help in any way I can.


I'm more liberal than Libertarian, but I must say, much of what you say makes sense. I disagree on some tax policies and home schooling, as well as others. I took the liberty of copying the text of your speech into Word Perfect so I can study it further. One thing hit home, though. I live in a place in Alabama where I can pee off the back porch and not worry about the neighbors(LOL). Best wishes and here's to your future in Alabama politics. It's gonna be a fun ride:)........


HEY GIRL,
I KNOW I HAVEN'T WROTE IN A WHILE BUT, I'M STILLING KEEPING UP WITH YOU. ALL MY BOYS AND SOME OF THEIR FRIENDS WATCHED THE VIDEO AND THEY WERE VERY IMPRESSED. ALL OF MY BOYS AND THEIR FRIENDS ARE OF VOTING AGE. MY SON THAT IS 23 WORKS AT THE BIRMINGHAM RACE COURSE HE SAID WE NEED TO GET SOME FLYERS OUT THERE. WITH THE MCGREGOR AND HALE SHIT MY SON SAID IF HALE'S SIDE WINS THE CASE AGAINST MCGRGEOR THERE WILL BE A LOT OF PEOPLE OUT OF A JOB. THEY HAD JUST HIRED A SHIT LOAD OF PEOPLE. DO YOU THINK MCGREGOR WOULD BE WILLING TO SUPPORT YOU SOME HOW? JUST A SUGGESTION. LOVED THE VIDEO. MAN.......YOU WERE TALKING FAST. PEACE


From Florida (man...this is a really good one)
Occasionally I surf the net for non major party candidacies that advocate political reform, most especially electoral reform; looking at candidates the way the Center for Voting and Democracy would. I watched all of your VFW speech. Ballot access, check. Initiative and referendum, check. Reading of bills voted on, Check. Term limits, whatever.

Are you inclined to favor what a represented constituentcy could be, optional and voluntary as opposed to arbitrary and inv! olutary, except for those who relocate intentionally to live in a particular district?

The basic concept of more proportionality in representation of all voters, what Alabama voters win big here? A representative democratic republic that mimics a direct democracy through high quality political representation that is delegated representatives in one legislative house and regular trustee representation in the other. What British Columbia, now California maybe, did with the random chosen citizens assembly on electoral reform, does that have an Alabama version?

Your candidacy is an attractive one, better than the options I’m looking at in Florida. You’re wise to spend large amounts of time on what you offer christians, ethics-wise, libertarians, freedom-wise, and conservatives, states’ rights-wise. With fiscal conservatism too, you can reject the left v right dialogue as getting in Alabama’s way.

The self-humanizing bent of your campaign is an asset: The missing panties, the disheveled house, your references to inmates as largely “us”, underscores the need to convert political obliviates (non voters) into voters. Yours is a special brand of populism, an unconscious appeal to class without the redistribution communism baggage.

You might want to convert the hands-to-the-hair gestics to the neutral-but-message-conforming conventional politician hand gesticulations that further the appearance of a commanding wonkish leader, hands that steady the ship of state as demonstrated in a State of the State address. At the the end of an address, throw in a few hand-to-the-hair to conclude with, a subtle reminder of yourself, your humaness, your gender.

I hope you can get on the ballot somehow, get a lot of votes.


From Arizona

Hi Loretta,

your speech at the VFW was amesome! I think you have
a pretty good chance to win, at least I hope you do!
It's time for some positive change in your state, and
you're the one to bring about that change. I am on SSI
disability so that means I live far below the poverty
level.. so money is extremely tight for me, but I
could send $5 or so.. I'm afraid that is all I can
spare, but I do want to contribute to you, because I
believe in you, and your heart is in the right place.


From Vancouver BC

Hi Loretta,

wow, did you pull that off like a house afire... loved the ending. you took
on what at first appeared as a tough audience who seemed way more relaxed
once you got into and past the pot issue. people are sure nervous about pot.
You know your stuff. I was impressed.

just thought I should say that out loud.


From Around the Bama Bloggerhood

Alabama Elections

Anonymous said...

I wonder if Nall and mayor Russo are pot smokin buddies???
7:21:35 AM

Loretta Nall said...

Dear anonymous,

I have not smoked pot with Mayor Russo.

It is a shame that some people in this state are so short-sighted that they can't even see past the end of their own nose....much less comprehend the complexities of the drug war and what it has done to our society.

It's ok though...you'll figure it out....probably not in time to be a REAL American and do anything about it....but hey...we can't all be true patriots.

In Liberty,
Loretta Nall
7:33:26 AM

Anonymous said...

you know this russo guy is connected to roy moore thru dean young. young ran his political operations and was a go between like nick bailey was for siegelman. Moore and young used to sell crosses and trinkets on the internet and no telling what else. Rich Hobson should come clean too.
9:26:50 AM

Dan said...

To be honest, I usually only vote for a third part when I just CAN'T STAND either candidate of the two major parties. This governor's race is beginning to pan out that way. Loretta Nall seems to be the only one talking about anything that's actually important.
10:47:29 AM
Jen said...

Nall has a blog? Cool!

I'm all for less government involvement in personal liberties, but I think that a certain ammount is needed. I don't know if I'm a huge fan of the Libertarian party... I'd be interested in talking to her or her campaign office, though.
10:58:33 AM

Loretta Nall said...

I am available to answer any questions you may have about my campaign.

Email works best for me because I always have my laptop but am not always by a phone.

My email address is cnall1_AT_charter_DOT_net

Thank you for your interest.

Loretta
2:40:15 PM

Anonymous said...

hey loretta,good going,, loved ur article,, u make so much sense,,one thing u might mention on the drug war is how many cops are going to prison because of it, that might open some eyes
7:10:00 PM


AL.com

463.1. Scary
by colfax05, 1/25/06 18:29 ET
Re: Video of Loretta Nall's speech at VFW by InLiberty, 1/25/06

Roy Moore could've given this same speech.


Now that is an interesting comment and I am not sure how to take it. There are actually a lot of similarities between myself and Roy Moore. Both of us are somewhat populist and outside the main stream of politics. Moore is often referred to as a master orator...although when I watched him at the VFW I was not impressed. I was expecting some of that old tyme "hellfire and brimstone" speaking...but he was rather laid back and not particularly exciting...at least not to me.

RedNeckin'

President of the U.S. Marijuana Party, is running for Governor of Alabama and has video of her speech to the Wetumpka, Alabama VFW.

For those of you who are new to redneckin, I interviewed her last October.

Other's that have posted on Loretta Nall's candidacy

posted at 13:37:07 on 01/24/06 by chuck - Category: Alabama Elections
Comments
Redoubt wrote:
Just read her speech to the vets in Wetumka. I can't say that I agree with her every position... however, the same can easily be said regarding most of the other potential candidates.

She probably don't stand a snowball's chance in hell but I'll give her a standing ovation for her courage and honesty... and who knows, maybe a vote.
01/24/06 18:05:03


The Alabama Moderate

Also, I recently became aware (hat tip to Alabama Elections) that we have a third party (Libertarian) candidate involved in the Alabama governor's race. Loretta Nall's blog is found here. I also happen to have a link in my blogroll, although I haven't had a chance to read through it. In the meantime, let me know what you think. I plan on calling her campaign office along with the other candidates to see where she stands on the issues I'm concerned with.

By the way, I'm still putting together a list of the questions that I want to ask each candidate, so if anyone has any suggestions, feel free to let me know. I'm going to post the responses here. Hopefully, I'll have a sample list posted here before the end of the week. I'll also list the candidates whom I intend to call. Because of my limited time, I won't be able to call candidates for the legislature. There are just too many. My main concerns at this time include I&R, Constitutional Reform, Budgeting, and Tax Reform.


Cannabis Culture Forums

You'll just have to click the link on that one because the comments are too numerous to post here.

1 comment:

PirateJack said...

A recent post on The Montgomery Advertisers "TalkAlabama" forum.

I'm absolutely certain that I CAN NOT be the only individual who has noticed the failures of the Montgomery Advertiser with regard to equal, considerate and ethical coverage of ALL political candidates running for State Governor. The newspaper stands as Montgomery's primary source of news information in the CAPITAL CITY and surrounding area. I present the question: Why does the Libertarian candidate for Governor, Loretta Nall, make a public appearance in Wetumpka Alabama's VFW with NOT ONE source of coverage from the Montgomery Advertiser? How does that happen? How is that responsible journalism?

Please allow me to present this quote from our own Forum Administrator, Mr. Paul Crawford:

"How interesting or though provoking would a newspaper be if it was filled only with stories that you like and agree with?"

After which, I pose the question, "How thought provoking is a major city newspaper's motion to harness and suppress ANY political candidate through lack of coverage"?

Since WHEN does the media within the Capital City decide for the people who is or is not important to cover in the trough of a major political election?

Ms. Nall, Libertarian candidate for Governor, appeared and spoke to the public in Wetumpka. Not ONE member of the media was present.

I find that not only appalling but irresponsible journalism.

I challenge the Montgomery Advertiser to stand up and be counted amongst Americas finest newspapers. I challenge them to break the bonds of the very bias that holds the State of Alabama for ransom. I challenge them act responsibly, intelligently and organize their priorities affirmatively. In addition, I demand that they acknowledge their readers as intelligent citizens who DESERVE responsible media coverage.

We are not ignorant and WILL NOT be treated as such. ALL political candidates for Governor DESERVE fair and equal coverage without bias.