Tuesday, September 18, 2007
A few thoughts..
First, yes, I know my template is screwed up, I will work on that tonight.
Second, I was having a discussion with a friend last night when he asked a very pertinent question: Is Herman Morris destined to be Memphis' Ralph Nader? Without people voting for Nader, we might never have had Bush II and all the horrors he has wrought.
Will Morris serve the same function, siphoning off enough votes from Chumney to ensure another term of the incumbent? One has to wonder, especially with the Commercial Appeal not having run another poll, unless they HAVE and just have not released it in order to protect their endorsee, Morris.
Yes, the Morrisites will whine and say I'm denying the manifest destiny of their candidate, but that's delusional at best. At worst, they deny the real truth of this campaign: that only two people have the ability and the support to win this election, and that neither of them are named Herman Morris.
Look, I like Herman, and if he won, well, I would be disappointed but not angry. However, when NO poll has shown him above third place (including his own, I hear) his presence in the race only serves to ensure another four years for the incumbent, which nobody wants, except for the AFSCME, inexplicably.
And what the hell is up with THAT, by the way??? No city union has taken it in the shorts more than AFSCME, and they endorse him for re-election? Is this a bad case of Stockholm Syndrome, or what? There is NO good reason for this, and I almost have to wonder how it occurred.
I will keep repeating this until you figure it out: a vote for anyone other than Carol Chumney is a vote for the incumbent, because that's the effect it will have, and you don't want that on your conscience, DO YOU?