Friday, September 12, 2008

The Most Senior Independent To Speak, Again!


Fmr. Orange & Blue Party Presidential candidate and founder, Thomas Jardon, has agreed to his second Q&A on TheRadikal.com. Jardon's 2006 participation spiked interest in this blog, garnering the highest comment-feedback to date, and marking several hundred reads while on the front page.

Although new names abound, from party presidents to Senate Minority leaders, Jardon remains the most senior and most connected member of the organization. For all the great work the current crop carries on in the name of the students, they all remain in the shadow of the last of the Old Guard.

I still believe if Jardon had run in 2006 (instead of Jared Hernandez), he would have wiped the floor with John Boyles. This Q&A will address the '07 Defection, Glenda-Gate, Online Voting, the rivalry with Adam Roberts, and much, much more!!!

If it's SG you're lookin for, this is the place to be!

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dun dun dunnnnnnnnn......

Anonymous said...

I don't get it. why are you wasting your time on him? He's not the one in control right now.

Anonymous said...

The people who were in control are always the people on control.

Just look at the system.

Anonymous said...

10 Reasons Your Q&A Is A Moot Point

1. The failure of Unite was not due to the selection of Jared as the presidential candidate. It was Tommy Jardon's blurred vision.
2. Tommy Jardon didn't found the Orange and Blue Party. That is patently false. Sam Miorelli, Joe Trimboli, and Josh Niederriter gave it life. All you have to do is look at who made up Progress and who was on the ground floor of O&B to see that.
3. Jardon is NOT the most senior or most connected member of the organization currently.
4. He was selected and recruited to run as O&B's candidate. Why did he have to be recruited you may ask? Why, because he doesn't run anything in Indie politics anymore. Hasn't for well over a year now.
5-10. Nobody lives in Tommy's shadow (though he usually does cast a big one). Christian, you just really have no clue what has taken place at UF. The fact that you still think Tommy is relevant makes that very clear.

Christian Duque said...

One of the few perks of being graduated and out of the loop is the fact I'm allowed to put my foot in my mouth at times. It happens. I'm not one of those people afraid to admit it.

Anonymous said...

im not sure why any of that means the Q and A is irrelevant

Anonymous said...

TJ is so far outside looking in at this point that I would like you to be on your toes with this Q&A. There is no other reason for him to agree to this than to grind axes. He cannot cast any light on anything SG or Indie from the last 12 months.

I would hate for you and your blog to be used as a forum for him to spread vicious/malicious lies about people (e.g. Adam Roberts).

francisco said...

I like to take punches at Tommy as much as the next guy, but seriously... For gosh sakes, he was on the spring exec ticket, outperformed his competition in the FLC debate, and won the Alligator endorsement. He was well aware of what was going on in SG during the spring semester. To say he has no knowledge of SG for the past 12 months or has been irrevalant for a couple years is hog wash.

Now does Tommy sometimes get credit for things he didn't do? Well, that's another story...but I like urban legends so I leave it be for now :-).

Virgil said...

I sure hope my name shows up in the "word association" part of the interview. I always scroll down there first and then get disappointed when I don't see it. After that, the rest of any interview just seems pointless. :-)

Christian Duque said...

Anon 6:11
Power isn't everything
-------------
Anon 1:05
Sound judgment.
----------------
11:54
Tommy was not active in Unite.
If you say otherwise, cite your info.
----------------------
Anon 4:41
Sound judgment.
-------------------------
Anon 9:23
He was the SBP candidate less than 12 months ago. You think he'd run for the top office and not know what's going on in his own party? Are you delusional?

Not only that, but the kids a 2L or maybe even a 3L, you honestly think he'd run w/ a group and not know their objectives?

Go crawl to swamp, the liquor is wearing off...
---------------------
Frank:
You shouldn't like to take punches at Tommy. You should like to take punches at the Machine or maybe like that SBP you served for an entire year...

Tommy is a good guy. These younger kids are doing a great deal of good, but should also show some respect. I think they're all bit cocky if you ask me. Great leaders, enthusiastic, but cocky.

Tommy was organizing independent parties while many of them were still popping zits in high school.

Anonymous said...

"1. The failure of Unite was not due to the selection of Jared as the presidential candidate. It was Tommy Jardon's blurred vision."

EPIC FAIL. Tommy had nothing to do with Unite beyond the condoms. What on earth are you talking about?

"2. Tommy Jardon didn't found the Orange and Blue Party. That is patently false. Sam Miorelli, Joe Trimboli, and Josh Niederriter gave it life. All you have to do is look at who made up Progress and who was on the ground floor of O&B to see that."

Thank you for skipping Mark, Ben, Huey, ect. Do you have any cue what you are talking about?

"3. Jardon is NOT the most senior or most connected member of the organization currently."

If seniority is means the length of time he has been with the independents. Name one person more senior than him.

"4. He was selected and recruited to run as O&B's candidate. Why did he have to be recruited you may ask? Why, because he doesn't run anything in Indie politics anymore. Hasn't for well over a year now."

He was recruited because he was the only person that Sam would step aside for.

"5-10. Nobody lives in Tommy's shadow (though he usually does cast a big one). Christian, you just really have no clue what has taken place at UF. The fact that you still think Tommy is relevant makes that very clear."

2004 called, it wants its fat joke back. Tommy isn't fat anymore.

Anonymous said...

If by organizing you mean setting up and than disappearing, then yes.

Anonymous said...

"Tommy is a good guy."

Tommy is many things. "a good guy" is most definitely not one of them. There are many who surely envy your naivety about his character and wish they too could return to such an uninformed state of being.

Anonymous said...

Pantses: Me too.