Facebook party at Wings Plus in Coral Springs

With so many friends and family between the social networks of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, MySpace, Meetup, Yelp and myLife, Brian Walsh has decided to stage another Facebook Friends and Family Meet-Up at Wings Plus in Coral Springs.

The first Facebook Family and Friends Meet-Up at Wings Plus on April 30th went pretty well.  Despite four straight days of rain, three NBA playoff games, two NHL playoff games, an earlier Miami Marlins game, and Dancing with the Stars on ABC, they still managed to have 141 people turn out.

Many of their Facebook friends wanted to attend but could not because of the rain.  Many wanted the first event to be rescheduled.

Despite the sports playoffs, television shows, and torrential downpours throughout South Florida, the event was not canceled but went on as planned.

With that said, Wings Plus is planning a “make-up” event.  If you missed the first party on April 30th, please consider coming out on Tuesday, May 22nd for an even bigger event.

Based upon the success of the May event, Brian Walsh is considering a monthly “Facebook Party” on the fourth Tuesday of the month through the election cycle and Christmas.

“I’m glad to see so many new faces,” said Brian Walsh, the longtime owner of Wings Plus.  “Between the local and national elections, we have certainly seen a lot of increased activity around here.”

Wings Plus has hosted hundreds of state, local, and national candidates for public office in the last two decades. Numerous charity fundraisers also find a home at Wings Plus.

Generally known as the “The Cafe Versailles of Broward” or the place “where the politically elite meet,” Wings Plus is the perfect Northwest Broward venue to stage a meet and greet for their social network of friends and family.

In recent months, Presidential candidates Herman Cain, Rick Santorum, and Newt Gingrich have all visited Brian Walsh at Wings Plus.  Mitt Romney visited in 2008 and George W. Bush visited when he was President of the United States.

The Facebook Friends and Family Meet-Up will be held Tuesday, May 22nd from 6pm until 9pm at the Sample Road location of Wings Plus.  Please attend and meet your Facebook friends in person.

Let’s see if the power of social media is really effective and jam pack Wings Plus the evening of May 22nd.

To RSVP on Facebook, please go to: https://www.facebook.com/#!/events/208703802580252/

To learn more about the Wings Plus at 9880 West Sample Road in Coral Springs, please visit them at www.wingsplus.com.

“Don’t forget to bring the kids,” concluded Walsh.  “We have a surprise in store for them.”

The Credit Report with Bill Lewis: November 14th – 18th

Interesting guests and timely topics will be on AM 1470 WWNN the week of November 14th and The Credit Report with Bill Lewis.

Karin Hoffman from DC Works for Us will appear and discuss the Herman Cain Rally in Broward being held Wednesday at Wings Plus in Coral Springs.

Former prosecutor and Fort Lauderdale criminal defense attorney Jim Lewis will appear and discuss his candidacy for Broward State Attorney as the only Republican for this countywide office in 2012.

Foreclosure defense attorney Carlos Reyes will appear and discuss the latest developments in the “robo-signing” controversy and investigations started by the Florida Attorney General’s Office.

Chairman Richard Denapoli of the Broward Republican Party will appear and discuss the continuing commitment of the Broward Republican Executive Committee to ensure success in the 2012 presidential election as well as the upcoming holiday party.

Davie Mayoral candidate Mike Crowley will appear and discuss his candidacy for mayor and his plan to create jobs by attracting high-technology business to Davie.

Cooper City Commissioner John Sims will appear and discuss local politics and rumors surrounding a possible mayoral bid in 2012.

Florida’s 34th Senator and current U.S. Senate candidate George LeMieux will discuss his candidacy in the Republican race to replace Democratic Senator Bill Nelson.

Tom Lauder of RedBroward will appear and discuss his political blog where “Making Broward See Red” is not such a hard job.

Talk show host and attorney Lisa Macci will appear and discuss her recent move to AM 1470 WWNN and “The Justice Hour with Lisa Macci.”

Criminal defense attorney John Contini will appear and discuss the importance of criminal history records sealing when seeking employment in tough economic times.

Republican Party of Broward County Executive Director Rico Petrocelli will appear and discuss initiatives to grow the local party and upcoming events.

The Credit Report with Bill Lewis is a daily forum for business and financial news, politics, economic trends, and cutting edge issues.  Bill can be heard weekday’s at 9 o’clock on AM 1470 WWNN in south Florida or by streaming audio at www.wwnnradio.com. Phone lines are open at (888) 565-1470.

Decision 2012: Rick Perry and Rudy Giuliani

In the race for the 2012 GOP presidential primary, Gallup released a poll today showing Texas Governor Rick Perry leading former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney​ by 12 percentage points – 29 to 17 percent –  among registered Republicans from across the United States.

Texas Congressman Ron Paul comes in at 13 percent while Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachman rounds at the top four with 10 percent of the vote.

Businessman Herman Cain and former Georgia Congressman and Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich are tied at four percent each.

Also tested by Gallup was an even more interesting array of candidates with former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani being added to the field.  In this hypothetical race, Perry continues to lead with a nearly unchanged 25 percent to Romney’s 14 percent. 

Romney suffers the most with Palin and Giuliani in the race.

Amid speculation that Giuliani maintains an interest in the 2012 race, at least one GOP kingmaker believes that the former NYC Mayor should settle for a number two spot on the ticket joining Perry as his Vice President.

The New York Post reports that former New York state GOP chairman William Powers, a longtime friend of Giuliani’s, is urging the Texas Governor to select Giuliani as his running mate before next year’s primary.

Powers contends that Giuliani could provide Perry with major geographical gains.  While Perry’s Lone Star State roots put him at a disadvantage in the Midwest, Giuliani is well-liked and respected in key battleground states like Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New Hampshire.

Moreover, the former New York Mayor comes from a state with 29 electoral votes.  Combined with a recently increased electoral vote of 38 in Texas, a Perry-Giuliani ticket would have 67 of the 270 electoral votes required to win.

“He’d be the best No. 2 anybody in the world could pick,” stated Powers, who has a long relationship with Texas Republican Karl Rove, former President George W. Bush’s top political adviser.

“A Perry-Giuliani ticket would absolutely defeat the Obama-Biden ticket and would have a big impact in New Jersey, in Pennsylvania, in Ohio, in Rhode Island and Connecticut, all places where Rudy is absolutely admired,” Powers continued.

According to Powers, Perry would welcome Giuliani as a running mate — the Texas Republican endorsed Giuliani’s 2008 presidential bid, and the two men remain friends.

Giuliani said last week that he will decide by the end of September whether to make a second run at the White House.  The AP reports that Giuliani is concerned that the Texas Governor will snap up the remaining operatives and money in New Hampshire, an early voting state that would be crucial to his campaign.

It is never too early to choose a running mate in a presidential race.  Contrary to popular belief, picking a well-liked and well respected Vice Presidential candidate in Rudy Giuliani could only fuel the campaign coffers and may even clear the primary field against an Obama-Biden ticket of 2012.

An early Rick Perry – Rudy Giuliani GOP presidential ticket makes perfect sense.