January 23, 2006
The Least Recognized, the Most Qualified
There's a new post on the lately silent Rosalind Kurita blog, and there's another, stronger argument from pro-Kurita (or just anti-Ford) blogger autoegocrat at The Flypaper Theory. Both have some words on the recent SurveyUSA U.S. Senate poll's identification of Kurita's uphill battle with regard to name recognition.
The same poll illustrated that Bob Corker also has some significant name recognition to build. In contrast to Kurita's primary standing, Corker's funding advantage will be most helpful along those lines. Once people figure out who Bob Corker is, I feel that they'll be attracted to his strong personality and that his message will resonate with the majority of them.
I listened to NPR's coverage of the Canadian parliamentary elections this morning. One comment stood out: that Canada's voters were intent on throwing out the stagnant, corrupt Liberal government, but were hoping that the Conservative alternative would have "the best hands" in which to now place their government -- meaning, that the Conservatives wouldn't come charging in with a radical social agenda and go messing with people's private lives.
This comment made me think similarly about two aspects of the 2006 elections. One, Tennessee's state government has a parallel stagnant, corrupt party in power that needs replacing (for the most part); but I (for one) won't be happy at all if the replacement comes charging in with a radical social-conservative agenda (easy there, Mr. Dunn).
Two, in terms of the U.S. Senate seat, I truly am looking for "the best hands" in which to place Tennessee's interests and, among the slate of candidates across parties and ideologies, I cannot locate a better pair than those belonging to Bob Corker.