SaraB, it's not marketing, it's campaigning. Look for announcement soon that Weston is running again.
By the way, this article clearly ghost written. Read the other five op/eds, they are extremely poorly written.
And Weston will run for Congress so his father can advance his career as an unregistered lobbyist. Can you imagine Chattanooga has for the next forty years a congressman where you have to pay his father for access. Ask the people of Memphis what it was like to suffer for years under the nightmare of the Ford family. God forbid the 3rd district be subjected to such a travesty. Here is a young man, born on third base and thinks he hit a triple. When he announces he is running you will no their game plan.
Rep. Fleischmann's op/ed reflects well-reasoned logic and a mature and positive attitude toward solving our Nation's budget and debt problem. Our problems are complicated; solutions will require both sides working together. It will take years to correct these problems and we need to start now. The recent shut down has been greatly blown out proportion. The sky is falling! Congress is in gridlock! The Republican are intransigent! In reality, the Republicans did what necessary - they took a stand and said this is enough. It was difficult as the liberal press called their tactics every negative term under the sun. In reality the Republicans, following their Lode Star of a smaller and less intrusive government, stood their ground. The result was for two weeks we as a nation were all focused on the issue. Government must control spending!
Thank you Chuck for standing up to the heat and following your conservative principles.
I don't always agree with Ms. Smith but I do respect her clear thinking, her constency in her politics, and her excellent writing skills. I say this to draw attention the stark comparison to her quality compared to Weston Wamp's truly awful writings skills - or lack there of. Ms. Smith, agree with her or not, is an example of very fine skills and is a credit to the newspaper. Mr. Wamp on the other hand is an embarrassment to the paper. The TFP would do well to discontinue giving Mr. Wamp such a prominent place to showcase his lack of talent.
Imagine this scenario - Young Weston is the Congressman and Daddy Zach is an unregistered lobbiest (paid influence peddler). Zach sets up virtual base of operations in Weston's congressional office. Now you can understand the urgency for the Wamp's to get the office. Think Fords of Memphis - now imagine Wamps of Chattanooga. Once in, 3rd District held hostage for next 30 years.
Cum Laude no less. Since a job as Congressman would be his first real job, Weston should share his transcripts. Weston should also share copies of his tax returns for past three years. He claims to be gainfully employed but apparently spends much of his time chasing his dream to be a US Congressman.
He reminds me of the old saying "born on 3rd base and thinks he hit a triple".
I greatly appreciate the TFP, we are fortunate to have a viable daily paper. The decision however to run Weston's articles each week is a mystery. Very poor logic combined with atrocious writing skills combine for an embarrassingly awful result. Each missive has one objective - criticize Congress and promote Weston's second run at our Congressional seat. Weston tries in a truly pitiful way to hide his intentions. It is an insult to anyone who can fog a mirror. However, it showcases Weston's lack of experience, judgement, and character. For that, we thank the TFP.
Weston, are you familiar with the word "subtle"? Your blatant self-serving comments are obvious. You pick two incidents (that you watch on Hollywood's silver screen) that you believe showcase American patriotism and bravery. You then sully those acts with a cheap shot at Congress. From the mouth of a priviledged son of a Congressman (turned government influence peddler) comes the suggestion that Congress be replaced. Replaced with whom? Weston! Son of one of Congress's biggest pork barrel politicians, a politician who shut down the Nation - but that was a different time - right?
You critize government spending but when Congress stands up to say to the Democrats - "Enough!" - you cry - "Why can't we just be friends? Let us hold hands and sing Cumbaya?" Do you think we are going to solve these difficult problems by going to Washington and simply holding hands across the aisle?
You speak of "fearless" but write with the naivete of someone who lacks real world experience. Oh yes, that's right - you lack real world experience.
You speak of military bravery. Have you served in the military? You are certainly young enough. My neice joined the Army after graduating from college. She served two terms in Afganistan. You have no right to speak of bravery - fearlessness.
And by he way, try getting your historical perspective from reading. Don't lecture us on what you watch on the "silver screen".
Read David McCullough's 1776 and Joseph Ellis's His Excellency and come back and tell us how Captain Swenson's action rise to the valor of Washington's crossing of the Deleware.
Do us a favor, keep you grand thoughts to yourself until you do something on your own. Your not-to-subtle shots at Congress are not fooling anyone. Are you setting up another run for Congress?
Young Weston has figured out an alternate path to getting to Congress - run as a Democrat.
This latest installment of confused (at best) thinking demonstrates his lack of a lode star for overall guidance. He is all over the map in his pinball-like thinking.
Say what you will about the GOP leadership, they are standing firm on their conservative principles, their lode star. They understand that this fight to keep Obama from cramming down a half-baked idea is critical. Obamacare was passed but its incredibly poor execution of its installation is a harbinger of the train wreck it is bound to become. Obamacare has not been thought through and yet Obama and his Democrat controlled Senate are going to cram down this ill-conceived notion on the nation. The Democrats believe that if you plow on Obamacare will eventually right itself. Successful businesses understand this is a recipe for disaster.
Thank you GOP for being the bulwark against such unprofessional management. The GOP leadership has the foresight and backbone to stand up to the half-baked nature of Obamacare and say, NO!
Weston points to Congress's poor polling numbers. Is polling what we should expect our congressional leaders to govern by? Leadership is difficult. It takes people of intelligence, experience and resolve. Weston simply lacks a lode star (as well as experience).