James Coley forgets that he represents a large number of Memphians when he goes on the demagoging rants as was reported in this article.
Talk about an addiction to running. This would be incredibly embarrassing to Chumney. Her brand has faded. She represents more confrontational politics which voters have thoroughly rejected in electing Wharton and then Luttrell.
"A Republican in sheep's clothing is still a republican, people."
Very true. However, a Republican in Democratic clothing is worse and that's Joe Ford. He advocates pretty much what Jim Rout did in his 12 years of stagnation as County Mayor. Joe also threatens to undo all of the progress made by A C Wharton.
Forrester was down here from Nashville as a favor to those who helped elect him State Chair, especially Ford ally, David Upton.
I'll take my chances with Luttrell who will still have a Democratic county commission to keep him from doing too much harm.
So it appears that Bill Morris will join me as a Democrat for Luttrell this year.
From this article and other things he has done, Joe Ford is for unnecessary road projects in the County, against government efficiency by being against not only overall consolidation but even against consolidation of targeted services. He has little to no influence in Nashville to help the Med.
Joe Ford is the pro sprawl, anti-Memphis candidate for County Mayor. Democrats should consider crossing over this time.
I think we can infer from this article that Joe Ford is the candidate for higher taxes for Memphis residents and for less imagination in positive changes for a more efficient and a more effective County government.
Joe, why do you want to punish the people of Memphis, those who have elected you over and over for many years?
"If we promote what’s good about us as individual candidates, we will prevail.”
I agree with Shep Wilbun on this. I plan to vote for all of the Democratic nominees EXCEPT Joe Ford. Ironically, Ford promises a return to the old policies of Republicans. He is a DINO who is, in many respects, more Republican than Mark Luttrell. I suspect many normally loyal Democrats will silently push that button for Luttrell and then go back to the Democrats.
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