By Jeff Woods
on Tue, Aug 28, 2007 at 9:19 AM
The first attack ad of the mayor's race is on the air, and guess who it's from? Yes, Bob Clement is hitting Karl Dean on the property tax issue. "Dean can think of lots of reasons to raise taxes," the ad says. Dean is responding at a press conference later this morning.
The Clement campaign also started airing this sappy, positive ad featuring Mary Clement talking about how hard Bob works.
"I only wish people could know the Bob Clement that I know," Mary Clement says. "I watch him get up around four o'clock, five o'clock in the morning. Go into the study. Planning. Thinking. Getting quiet alone. But if you look at his life's experience and what he has been able to accomplish in his career and you compare that to the needs of the city of Nashville today, then there is no question he should be the mayor."
Clement flack John Ray Clemmons says, "These two ads focus on the central theme of the Clement campaign—Bob Clement is in touch and in tune with the people of Nashville. Bob Clement understands what 77 percent of Nashville voters were saying last year when they voted for the power to approve property tax increases. As Mary Clement eloquently states in her commercial, Bob Clement understands and has a deep and lasting connection with the people of Nashville."