Thursday, January 26, 2006

Back to the 9th District for a moment.

As you can tell from the bloggers and the posters out there, there was a good turnout Tuesday night for the DFM Forum (BIG props to Brad Watkins, Frank Burhart, David Holt, Bob Hayes and the rest of DFM for pulling that off as well as they did!)

I don't think that I need to remind the candidates of this, judging from their answers, but I will anyway: PRIMARIES ARE WON BY CONNECTING TO THE BASE. I think MOST of you understand that issues are what drive the base. Some of you apparently DON'T and that will come back to haunt you.

This Forum was a great idea, and it connected faces to names for a lot of Democratic activists, who can be VERY helpful to you, especially if this is your first race. UPDATE: Stanton wins the SCDP Straw Poll with 56 votes, full report from Jackson Baker right here.

Remember, you can go chasing to the center AFTER you win the nomination, not BEFORE.

1 comment:

Dems4TN said...

Yes, Stanton won the straw poll and that's great, but I was more impressed with what he had to say, his enthusiam for this District and the fact that people from various backgrounds seemed to connect to him. He's capable, articulate and seems to be able to connnect to people. I really hope the voters of the 9th District give this guy a chance - I think he could unite us and erase a lot of the factional bickering of the past. For the first time in a long time, I really felt it was a new era for Memphis. As Stanton claims - maybe Memphis'next days really will be it's best days. We can only hope.