I'll stick with Charlie. He may not have the resume we would prefer but I can identify with a common man who has worked an honest living all of his life over a wine and cheese leftist and a washed up eccentric.
This amendment will have far reaching and long term negative effects on Tennessee and especially on Memphis and Shelby County. Because of a broader and more stable tax base, MS continually cleans our clocks by offering better tax deals to companies to convince them to move across the border. I have no illusions that the Super majority will vote in an income tax anytime soon but this amendment will affect us 10, 20, 50, 100 years from now.
George Flinn might be a fine doctor and a good businessman but he is becoming a joke in politics, another minor candidate who runs for anything and everything and never comes close to winning.
While many of us Dems have a problem with Ball favoring a flat tax (i.e. middle class tax increase), we are closer to him than Alexander. Both are rich guys but Ball grew up poor and made his fortune. Also, you have to remember that even some leaders who grew up wealthy were able to understand and relate to the less fortunate...such as FDR and JFK
Of course she has no chance and the Pubs will not let a woman of color run in a race where she might win. I suppose it's to keep Cohen busy so he won't be helping other candidates as much.
Perhaps the best start is for more realistic people to start taking over in the local Democratic Party, people who either have not been part of the past or can understand that this is not 1974 any more.
I have nothing to do with the Joe Brown campaign (either one of them) but just pointing out that sweet Amy isn't quite the girl scout you all portray her to be. And like you, I prefer not to bring attention to my personal self.
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