With that philosophy, sounds like perhaps Basil better represents your views than Van. I am sure I want to be on a plane with everyone packin'. What happens when the booze in first class runs out or the pretzels are stale? Hate to see what Bubba would do then! Yeah, right, a polite society. I'm as pro 2nd as anyone else--shot my fair share of doves-- but give me a break!
There is no question that Tim Gobble is our man. He has been elected to office and has a proven record of working for the people. Get out this week and Vote Gobble!
Just when I think that I am far to simple to weigh in on the scholarly analysis of what I thought was a great cartoon, you pipe in with your comment and inspire me! I am sure this Irion guy is decent enough, but he just flat out scares me. Everything sounds like a lawsuit waiting to happen with him--not sure he will get around to representing the good folks whom he looks to give him the "bully pulpit" he so desperately wants. Sort of hate to mention that thing about him not even living in the 3rd District lest I provoke another geography lesson from Greg Juster. All this just to say you are right on with your analysis.
However, I must take issue with your appraisal of Tim Gobble. His campaign, while not throwing the same amount of money into your living room through tv ads and ridiculous polling that is clearing being interpreted by the sponsoring candidate to speak of their "frontrunner" status, has waged a positive, issue-driven effort. Don't you dare be one of the hundreds of folks who are afraid to cast an honest vote for the most qualified person in the race just because the hype doesn't make him look viable. I am not a prophet or the son of one, but Tim Gobble is your next Congressman! He will have done it without major contributors, the support of local newspapers, party bosses, irrelevant endorsements, and destroying what little is left of his opponents' character. Make your vote count--vote Gobble and get ready for your "uprising!"
Does anybody else think this guy looks like Dr. Bombay on Bewitched?
All those years of fussing at my children in the back seat--Wow! I'm a statesman! Well, Mark, uhh, Bart, uhh, Art is really tall! That should count for something. When he is willing to take a bullet to protect and defend . . . until then, I'm still voting for the REAL Bradley Countian, Sheriff Tim Gobble.
Right on! Endorsements are one thing, but the slant is so horribly obvious. Hey, I'm not a Chuck man, but apparently he is the only one with enough clout around here to smash the Media/Robin Love-fest and give the voters something to think about other than just a bunch of slobbering sentiments from those who have never seen her a her irate, self-serving worst. And, by the way, hold that apology until someone actually deserves it--still no audit? Hmm.
Stay tuned . . .I think Chuck is about to deliver more on the Robin and the party's money. She never answered him as Chip Saltsman knew she wouldn't.
Let me see. Is this the same poll that badgered those who said that Tim Gobble was their choice to answer instead a secondary question, "Who would you then vote for if the race was between Smith and Fleischmann?" Yes, polls can be made to say anything a candidate chooses if they manage to word the question cleverly enough.
Sheriff Gobble has had to battle the political machine in his own party every time he has run for office and what did it get him? First, it got him, in at least one case, 75% of the popular vote. Second, it got him falsely labeled a "closet" Democrat by the pathetic Republican establishment.
I certainly hope the voters of the 3rd District can recognize a massive snow-job when they see it. Cast your vote for the only candidate with a record of successful public service that has required him to not only be fiscally responsible but also to be willing to lay down his life to protect our leaders and our citizens.
How can the likes of a Robin Smith be mentioned in the same breath as someone like Tim Gobble? The FreePress would be well-served to depart from its tabloid-like coverage of this race and inform the readers that Smith and Fleischmann are going to have a serious problem with someone who is above reproach. GM1220 needs to get off the fence and help send a new Sheriff to Congress!
"No rubber stamp for the GOP?" I really thought newspapers did better homework than that! She has already catered to and received glorious endorsements from selected GOP House leadership (I will let you check out her nauseating list of irrelevant endorsement on her site) and has been so arrogant as to begin seeking committee appointment. Fortunately for her, there is a lot of blame to go around in Washington for our current condition, so she can safely appear to be a "voice crying in the wilderness" for reform. But, in the end she will be as divisive and hopelessly loyal to her cronies as she has been right here. Bad choice!
Well, the story is par for the course--once a politician, always a politician. I still, for the life of me, cannot equate getting people elected to office to courageous public service. Can't believe the public has tolerated Robin to this point anyway. Chuck Fleischmann has always presented himself as a class act, but he, as well, brings little to the table when it comes to representing me at one of the most volatile periods of American history. Speaking of history, accordng to Van Irion, you would think the U.S. Contstitution outlines every conceivable issue including when to plant your beans.
From what I am hearing, this Sheriff Gobble is the only guy in the race that has any track record of doing, well, anything that matters. I would like to think that still counts for something!