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Roy Herron gave what's being billed as a rousing pep talk
to Tennessee Democrats over the weekend. OK, he admitted, "it's been a tough week." A tea partier took the seat of the late liberal lion of the Senate, and the Supreme Court decided to let corporate America hammer Democrats with campaign ads. But stay brave, Herron said:
"The experts are not always right," Herron reminded the state party leaders. "Those who are preaching to you the gloom and doom for the Tennessee Democratic Party and the American Democratic Party ... those who say it's going to be a Republican year, those who say the tide is going out on us and leaving us high and dry, those who say we will not win in November, those experts ladies and gentlemen are not necessarily right."
They're not necessarily right? That's the best Herron can do? Not "they're dead wrong" or even "probably wrong"--no, he said they're not necessarily right. That's bold talk. Democrats are ready to rumble. They're feeling it now. They're not necessarily a joke in Tennessee.