Weakest. Interview. Ever. Is it too much to ask for ONE follow up question to the ridiculousness Wamp was spewing? How exactly does the proposed relocation of an Islamic community center in Murfreesboro usher in an era of Sharia law in Tennessee?
I drove past the CeCe Heil / Henry house again this morning and the Heil sign was gone. Strange timing. I don't want to flatter myself, but that may be a testament to Henry's rapid response team. The Haslam sign was still up in the Haslam / Henry yard. That probably says more about the relative strength of Haslam and Heil's support.
Nice piece, Woods. Rarely do campaigns get that sort of detailed look at issues. It's almost all process and very little policy these days. There's a lot to chew on. Thank you.
Speaking of process over policy. I am struck by how the Henry supporters (I'm talking to you, MITB) seem obsessively focused on who has contributed to Yarbro's campaign. I'm surprised for two reasons:
1. I wouldn't think that they would want to talk about fundraising since Yarbro has outraised Henry (excluding Henry's $200k loan to himself). How many times does that happen in a race between an outsider and a 40 year incumbent? It says something - what exactly I'll leave up to folks who are more plugged in than me.
2. Why on earth would Henry's campaign want to play the guilt-by-association card? How many yards have you seen with signs for both Henry and one or more Republicans?!?! This morning I drove past a yard with Haslam and Henry signs - not surprising given the coziness you described. More surprising was the yard with a CeCe Heil and Henry sign (it's on Belmont across from David Lipscomb). CeCe Heil?!?!? Seriously?!?!
This Henry "attack ad" is a prime example of the kind of tired, old politics that this voter from the 21st District is exhausted of. Henry isn't willing to debate the issues, but will try to distract voters with some kind of weird guilt by association charge? Seriously? That's just sad. This ad is truly unbecoming of Senator Henry - and rather ham-handed and ineffective to boot.
The Henry "attack ad" is a prime example of the kind of tired, old politics that this voter from the 21st District is exhausted of. It is truly unbecoming of Senator Henry - and rather ham-handed and ineffective to boot.
Sorry - my question should have been posed to @JenciTN
stellabardo! - are you suggesting that Wamp would support commuting the sentences of criminals convicted of crimes committed in their youth (or 20s whenever it was that he was using cocaine)? I hadn't realized how "progressive" he was on criminal justice issues. Thanks for the heads up.
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