In response to Jimtbo's screed, it serves as a perfect example of the teabagger mentality, in two senses of the word "mentality." Allow me to point out a few items: "candels (sic)"? "arguement (sic)"? Your Palin "alter (sic)"? "Marylin (sic)?" Really, old top, something tells me you're in a bit over your head. There are courses available that would prepare you for the GED, you know.
"[O]rdinary guy" may have a point. But, as my views have evolved over the years, I'm probably going to remove myself ere long from a profession that I have come to regard as "just a business," a feeding frenzy for greedy, amoral, one-track minded status-mongers. I was trained as an academic before I became what my late grandfather called a "lie-yer." I'm ready to do something else of greater value and benefit, so please forgive and don't lay the "well-to-do leftist" or "limousine liberal" tags on me.
I cannot resist one more thing. "crtsports" seems to have the realistic measure of things. Mr. Wolfe CAN win this thing, I think, provided the DCCC doesn't write the third district off as a "redneck" or "yahoo" Tennessee constituency that has become a hopeless case for anyone even slightly to the left of Herbert Hoover. I hope that isn't the case, but frankly, I increasingly fear otherwise. I think I'll be contacting some fundraising friends of mine in the Democratic party in the hope I can convince them to put some funds into this race.
As for "bookieturnersghost" and his suggestion that I "please go away," I'll be happy to oblige. The mere thought of Chattanooga depresses me. This gentleman's invocation of James "Bookie" Turner is somehow appropriate, since both the gentleman who assumes that nom de plume and Chattanooga in general froze in time circa 1957. Well, at least Turner provided a little amusement in a banal, tiresome town full of banal, mediocre politicians.
Re the beautiful, invective prose of "enufisenuf," just as is the case with his party's nominee for the U.S. House of Representatives, I detect the rancid odor of spoiled pekoe emanating from a "Teabagger" soiree. I suspect that, were you a rational voter and voted your class interests, you would vote Democratic, but as a probable teabagger, you allow yourself to be diverted by non-issues: gun control, abortion, appeals to religion and other such Medieval nonsense, the promises of tax cuts that ultimately benefit the very wealthy, in other words, the tactics employed by the Republican party for at least four decades. As for your willingness to retain me as legal counsel, I strongly suspect that you couldn't close to affording me. Finally, I reiterate an earlier point. The third district electorate has a way of electing lightweights, sleazes, and idiots to represent it in Congress. Since I was unfortunate enough to inhabit Nooga for over a decade, and knowing something about the electorate there, I figure you get the representation you deserve. Now, go light a candle at your living room shrine to the Palin woman.
Well, at least the third is rid of Wampuke. I seem vaguely to recall this fellow from my years in Chattanooga as a practicing attorney, but know little about him. I do, however, detect in his win the unpleasant aroma of stale pekoe emanating from the "teabaggers." I do hope you have a viable Democratic alternative. My vague memories of Mr. Fleischmann lead me to question his qualifications, stature, and capacity for the job. But then, anyone would beat what you've had since 1995. Odd. The third has a long history of electing lightweights to Congress over the past fifty years. Bill Brock, the airheaded rich boy. Lamar Baker, who, if memory serves, sold janitorial supplies. Mrs. Lloyd, the beneficiary of her husband's death, a nonentity who stayed in office due to a crack constituency service operation and all but abandoned her party in the end. Then, Wampuke, who requires no further elaboration. At least this boy can't possibly be any worse. The last decent fellow you people sent to Congress was, I believe, old James Frazier fifty years ago.
I vaguely remember this fellow from my years in Chattanooga. Heavens, you voters in the third have a marked tendency to elect Congressmen of dubious qualification and stature for the job. First "Wampuke" and now a nonentity. I profoundly doubt this candidate's qualifications or stature for the job. You might as well have collared any schmuck on a Market Street sidewalk and sent him to Washington. Oh, well, I trust there is a credible Democratic alternative for November, and that many of Ms. Smith's supporters will cross party lines to vote for that candidate.