Recently (Wednesday) I purchased the domain names “BoughtonforConnecticut” and “BoughtonforCT”- to ensure that if I chose to run for an office in the State of Connecticut I could use the names that I wanted.
If not, I can keep the url’s and set up another site or just keep them pointed to mayormark.com. I wanted these addresses, I did not want any other addresses, particularly one that specifies an office or a date so that it could be flexible (can’t use a 2010 date in 2011).
The cost was thirty five dollars on my credit card.
Not sure what all the hullabaloo is about, or the unnatural fixation by some, but there you have it.
As someone who’s knows a thing or two about the last honest man in Danbury, I laughed out loud when I read his post. No matter who the mayor is spinning to the media, Boughton bought the website “boughtonforct.com” for a simple reason…because he named his campaign “Boughton for Connecticut.”
Which brings me back to the web domain Boughton bought recently. Look what happens when you type “www.boughtonforct.com/home”
That’s strange, I think this looks like a website for someone who’s running for governor. And what’s that I see in the lower left hand corner of the page? “Boughton for Connecticut.”
Wait, wait, there’s more!
Hmm…that’s strange. Is it me or does this looks like a biography for a person who’s running for governor.
I think we can put whole matter over Boughton running for governor to rest now…although, I think this screen shot from Boughton’s News and Press section is kind of funny.
Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton, a five-term Republican incumbent who made national headlines for his stance against illegal immigration, will announce he is running for governor Feb. 1, a source close to the mayor said this morning.
Invitations to the mayor’s announcement — 6 p.m. at the Stony Hill Inn in Bethel — are being mailed today (Wednesday, Jan. 27).
As I stated before, the whole speculation into whether or not Boughton would run for higher office made no sense in the first place seeing that he STATED ON JAN 4th that he already made a decision regarding campaigning for governor.
Mayor Mark Boughton said Monday he’s made his decision about running for governor, but he won’t announce his intentions until February.
“A decision has been made, and you will be hearing about it shortly, one way or the other,” he said.
The first question the media should ask Boughton on Feb 1st is what was the rationale behind the delay in his announcement. The whole thing makes no sense to me…but again, we’re talking about the last honest man in Danbury.
Yesterday, while at an event in Danbury last Friday, a had an opportunity to chat with Congressman Chris Murphy and get his take on the election results in Massachusetts as well as his thoughts on the impact the latest ruling from Supreme Court will have on future political campaigns.
As you can see, each of those sites are still up for sale.
Back in December, the mayor has expressed an interest in running for governor…DECEMBER.
If one takes the mayor at his word and he simply purchased the site in part because of cyber squatters why pick an obscure website such as www.boughtonforct.com as opposed to www.boughtonforgov.com? Not to get too geeky but a cyber squatter would had gobbled up every URL I listed above weeks ago as well as possible URLs for just about every other single candidate currently in the race (i.e., Dan Malloy, Ned Lamont, Rudy Marconi, Susan Bysiewicz, etc). To this date, there hasn’t been a report of any other candidate having trouble purchasing a web domain.
Better yet, why didn’t the mayor simply purchase all the names I listed in item one AND/OR why did he wait till Wednesday to purchase a website when he indicated his interest in the race back in December?
Then there’s the whole thing of Bougthon traveling across the state meeting with various Republican Town Committees and taking part in a gubernatorial forum as recently as Wednesday.
Finally, there’s this comment.
“Should I not run (for governor), the Web site can point to mayormark forever,” he added.
So if YOU SHOULD decide to run for governor, the site YOU PURCHASED ON WEDNESDAY (just days before your planned announcement) will point to your gubernatorial campaign website? And that wasn’t the game plan in the first place?
1. Although the mayor expressed interest in running for governor back in DECEMBER, he waited until this past Wednesday to purchase www.boughtonforct.com.
2. The mayor didn’t purchase a more logical gubernatorial website URL that cyber squatters would purchase such as markboughtonforgov.com, markboughtonforct.com, or boughtonforgov.com.
3. The mayor stated weeks ago that he would make a decision on whether or not he’s running for governor at the end of the month.
4. The mayor has traveled met with a number of Republican Town Committees in the past month (a requirement in terms of grabbing delegates for the GOP state convention).
Okay, okay silly me, who am I not to take the mayor and doubt that this purchase had something to do with him running for governor.