First in the South Republican Presidential Debate kicks off Election season

First in the South GOP Presidential Debate kicks off Election season

Politisite and Iron Mill News Service will be covering the, “First in the South” GOP presidential debate live from Greenville,  South Carolina.  Much has changed from four years ago, when we covered the event for NowPublic by live blogging the debate as it unfolded.  At that time, some of the print media looked at us crossed eyed  and asked us to repeat several times what outlet we were from.  Others thought that an Internet writer was the stupidest thing they ever heard and said they would survive long after, “bloggers” were gone.

The joke was a bit on them as this writer was a former political operative and had been writing online since 1998 before anyone was called a, “blogger”. was a concept called a “political website” and Politisite is really a transliteration  of a french word, “politiste” that roughly translates to the English as Political Scientist. Others have tried to correct us and  say that, “Politiste” means “Sexy Cop”  in Romania.  O.K. but there are no sexy cops in our office.  Sorry Guys, just a bunch of Political Science types

Back in the nighties,  I was just another Spin doctor who took to the internet as an extension of media relations with our constituents in the Republican Party.

Some say I was a “rouge” Political Operative who was willing to give away all of the Political Strategists secrets.  Let me re-frame that.  I use my background in Politics as a means of keeping the political parties honest and informing the public of the political process.  Neither side seems to like me.  The same feeling holds true with either  political party,  Public Relations firms and Journalists.

Albert Milliron Politisite and Candy Crowley State of the Union

So here’s looking forward to seeing my old friends the spinners, spinning, the spun and watching the Journalists trying to get a simple question answered with a mere yes or no answer… good luck!  After every tough question by a journalist,  a good spin master will always say, “that’s an excellent question, but what is really important is” and then go off on his three major talking points.  The Political Dance ensues and both sides walk off the dance floor, called the “Spin Room” feeling  they have been molested in some way by the other party.

That is why we all call this  “Silly Season”

Look for our multimedia posts beginning at 5:00 pm through the last update in the Spin-Room at around  11:00p.m.

This from the SCGOP

Five candidates confirm participation in SCGOP – Fox News Debate

Columbia, SC – May 4, 2011 – South Carolina Republican Party Chairman Karen Floyd announced that the following five candidates have qualified for and will be participating in tomorrow night’s First-in-the-South Republican Presidential Debate. Those candidates, in alphabetical order, are:

Herman Cain, former CEO of Godfather’s Pizza

Gary Johnson, former Governor of New Mexico

Ron Paul, U.S. Representative from Texas

Tim Pawlenty, former Governor of Minnesota

Rick Santorum, former Senator from Pennsylvania

“The Upstate of South Carolina has always played such a significant role in deciding the Republican nomination, and for that reason it is fitting that we begin our national debate about the future of this nation right in the heart of the Upstate,” Floyd said. “We give great credit to all of these candidates for being willing to stand before a national audience and lay out their plans and ideas for the future of this country. We are looking forward to a great debate among these presidential hopefuls.”

The debate will be televised live on Fox News Channel tomorrow evening beginning at 9:00 p.m.

About Albert N. Milliron 6991 Articles
Albert Milliron is the founder of Politisite. Milliron has been credentialed by most major news networks for Presidential debates and major Political Parties for political event coverage. Albert maintains relationships with the White House and State Department to provide direct reporting from the Administration’s Press team. Albert is the former Public Relations Chairman of the Columbia County Republican Party in Georgia. He is a former Delegate. Milliron is a veteran of the US Army Medical Department and worked for Department of Veterans Affairs, Department of Psychiatry.

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