James Hogan Is Hanging It Up

By Art Gallagher

Four years ago a young software engineer from Long Branch decided to serve his country and attempt to right the wrongs of Washington by running for Congress against Frank Pallone.

At the time I described James Hogan as Motivated, Dedicated and Completely Out of His Mind.

Jim was shunned by the Monmouth GOP back in 2008.  He wasn’t allowed into the nominating convention that awarded the 6th district line to Bob McLeod and the U.S. Senate line to Andrew Unanue.

Hogan lost the primary to McLeod.  Rather than go away angry, or stay around angry, Hogan volunteered for McLeod’s futile effort to unseat Pallone.  He started a blog, became the ideal county committee member,  and volunteered his time, talent, good humor and good nature to Monmouth County and Long Branch GOPs.

Sadly for America, but happily for his family and employer, Hogan has regained his mind and lost his motivation to change the world.  He announced today that he is closing his blog and will not seek another term on the county committee from Long Branch.

I wish my friend well.  He knows he is always welcome to contribute here.  He has his own access to MMM.  I look forward to the day when something moves him to write and he surprises me with a post that makes me laugh while exposing an infuriating circumstance of government malfeasance.

Godspeed my friend.  Make money.  Enjoy your family. Enjoy your life.

And I’ve been meaning to tell you, you’re not really that ugly.

Posted: March 15th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: James Hogan | Tags: , , , , , | 8 Comments »

8 Comments on “James Hogan Is Hanging It Up”

  1. TR said at 2:02 pm on March 15th, 2012:

    Regretable but understandable.

    Good luck and God bless

  2. Justified Right said at 2:39 pm on March 15th, 2012:

    A true Patriot! I hope he comes back.

  3. Hiding in a bunker somewhere said at 6:43 pm on March 15th, 2012:

    Best of luck Jim…

    You remind me of this crazy kid I interviewed once over email and posted on some blog I was a part of years ago…in a galaxy far far away…

    Never once would I have thought that man would become involved and stick around to become an integral part of the political process.

    Thanks for being a good sport to some silly young kid blogging about politics years ago.

    Definition of irony – McLeod somehow ended up Mayor of Keyport..not exactly an easy town for a R to win. I’m still trying to figure that one out…

  4. Wayne Pomanowski said at 8:11 pm on March 15th, 2012:

    Jim Hogan it was you that once again after almost twenty years got the Long Branch Republican Club active again.This was a real step ahead for Long Branch and the Republican Party.You have nothing to feel bad about.Please reconsider staying in this thankless endeavor.I have nothing but good things to say about you!!

  5. Jim Granelli said at 8:52 pm on March 15th, 2012:

    I suspect we haven’t seen the last of Jim Hogan. I second Wayne’s comments.

  6. Barry Goldwater said at 9:13 pm on March 15th, 2012:

    It’s funny that Wayne says such nice things, he was likely the guy at the door of the convention turning Jim away in 2008.

    Just sayin’

  7. Barry Goldwater said at 9:17 pm on March 15th, 2012:

    My bad. I lost focus:

    Jim, you are a good man. I’ll miss your writing.


  8. Freespeaker1976 said at 10:23 am on March 18th, 2012:

    Might Just Join You Soon In Retirement James. The System Is Fracked Up & The Establishment Doesn’t Get The Message.

    Pretty Soon, They Will Run Out Of Dedicated Bodies To Work For Them. The Old RINOS Are Dying Off & The Conservatives Are Sick Of What They Are Seeing.

    More To Come..