Doug Horne is calling
for the rapidly mushrooming number of Democrats thinking about running for governor to hold a meeting to anoint one of them as the party's nominee.
So let me get this straight: Horne and Harold Ford Jr., Lincoln Davis, Roy Herron, Andy Berke, Kim McMillan, Matt Kisber, Mike McWherter, this rich dude named Ward Cammack, and who knows who else would all cram into a room and, after a little polite discussion, they'd emerge and announce some lucky someone as the consensus candidate.
"Hopefully, they'll think it might be me," Horne tells the Chattanooga Times Free Press.
That's because, as he explains, "It's obviously going to be a high-dollar race. Whoever runs is going to have to have to have a lot of contributions and some of their own money, and I do (have money)."
Horne is rich and also really stupid if he thinks this would work. As House Speaker Jimmy Naifeh said today, "We can't even get together and determine who wants to be the party chairman."