It turns out that "huge presence" was simply Keith walking up and down the line shaking hands with people waiting to get into the event. Not only did he not get to give that speech he was hoping to give, but reliable sources say that the Republican leadership never even gave him much consideration as a potential speaker. So much for the GOP having confidence in Keith Fimian.Perhaps the the GOP professionals realize he's not ready for prime time yet.
Monday, September 15, 2008
Fimian Dissed by McCain Rally Organizers
Left of the Hill has the story. Apparently Keith Fimian, candidate for the 11th CD, expected to have a "huge presence" at the recent McCain-Palin rally held in Fairfax City on Wednesday, September 10. Fimian anticpated that he would participate in the event and perhaps even have a speaking role. Instead here's what happened.