published Saturday, April 7th, 2012

Fortunate to have Sen. Corker

With Chattanooga's and Tennessee's U.S. Sen. Bob Corker in Chattanooga this week, speaking to the Rotary Club Thursday, we hope Tennesseans realize how very fortunate we are to have Sen. Corker serving us all well in Washington.

It was natural, we suppose, that a question came up as to whether there is a possibility that Sen. Corker just might be "considered for -- or would accept if offered" -- the U.S. vice presidential spot with the Republican presidential candidate who will be nominated this year.

Sen. Corker responded to such questions by saying, "There's a time and a place to talk about those kinds of things, and now is not it." He's certainly correct. "Sorry to be so evasive," the senator said with a smile.

Sen. Corker is a very fine, capable and admirable U.S. senator. He is up for re-election this year -- and should be re-elected overwhelmingly because of his demonstrated merit.

But it has been noted that an "unofficial list" of "17 prospective people" are "thinking about" challenging Sen. Corker's re-election.

Such is politics.

We are most fortunate to have Sen. Corker representing us. We should keep him in the United States Senate.

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