It was a pleasure earlier tonight to be a very last minute, back-up guest on Face the State with Dennis House along with Rick Green from the Hartford Courant (if you watch, this will explain my lack of a tie, if you care about such things…)
Republican gubernatorial candidate Oz Griebel was the guest and appeared eager to answer our questions and use the opportunity to introduce himself to voters.
We managed to squeeze in several issues.
Something I wanted to know was why Griebel thinks he would be a better candidate than Lt. Governor Michael Fedele of Stamford?
Both men are running on their business experience, but Fedele has the added benefit of having served in office for the past three years.
Griebel was clearly reluctant to criticize Fedele and instead attempted to make the question about why he is the best candidate, period.
I pressed him to differentiate himself from Fedele.
Griebel said he believes he has so far offered more specifics than Fedele. Yeah, I would have liked a meatier answer as well, but I tried.
Perhaps more importantly we did get Griebel to differentiate himself from retiring Governor M. Jodi Rell and discuss a variety of topics, from economic growth, restructuring government and union concessions to highway tolls, Sunday liquor sales and tax hikes on the wealthy.
House has further details on his blog, and for the rest watch on Sunday.