For Some, politics is like a box of chocolates

Remember how Forrest Gump was composited into historical clips? That’s how several Republican leaders view lobbyist Steven Some, who made his way onto the set of an NJN “On the Record” taping of a presidential campaign panel as Rudy Giuliani’s representative. Some’s appearance on NJN last weekend has angered several key Giuliani supporters, who felt that the lobbyist should not be pro-actively spinning for their candidate on television, or representing himself as a player on their campaign. New Jersey Network invited Some, who had identified himself to them as Giuliani’s New Jersey “Coordinator” — but the campaign told PoliticsNJ.com that Some is just a “supporter” and has no formal title with them. Some has contacted other media outlets in recent weeks to let them know that he is available for comment on presidential politics. His quotes in news stories that have appeared in the Star-Ledger, the New York Times and the New York Sun came as a result of his self-promotion. Ocean County GOP Chairman George Gilmore is chairing the Giuliani campaign in New Jersey. Still, Some is considered by the campaign as a “thoughtful, intelligent supporter, whose opinions are welcome and valued.”

For Some, politics is like a box of chocolates