March 04, 2006
Waiting to see who uses the headline "A Real Corker"
Yes, the big kickoff was today, right down in North Chattanooga at the Center for Creative Arts, aka Chattanooga City High. I was there, but I was not able to stay for very long.
Josiah was there. Mr. Evans was there, too, though I failed to connect with him. He has a pretty good blog entry about it. Chattanoogan.com was also there, of course. Hey, I can (barely) be seen in one of the photos posted there. It looks like it was taken when I was briefly catching up with my old acquaintance Dan Landrum, whose group provided music for the event. I guess one could say that Dan is a world-renowned hammer dulcimer player. It's really too bad that I missed their set.
UPDATE 3/5: Here's the TFP article by reporter Michael Davis.
I also ran into Stone Cup Roasting Company proprietor Jennifer Stone. Stone Cup has created a blend just for Bob Corker's campaign. It's called "Capitol Hill Coffee" and they are selling it at the store on Frazier. I must be special, because I got to come home with a bag. I'll let you know how it is in the morning.
UPDATE 3/5: The label declares that Capitol Hill Coffee is "vibrant, dynamic, and has a great, bright finish," then asks, "Sound familiar? Enjoy this coffee while supporting Tennessee's next U.S. Senator -- Bob Corker!" There is quite a vibrancy in the aroma; that jumped out at me straight from the grinder. In the cup, it maintains the lower-note consistency of a good Colombia. There's a meaty richness in the base flavor, while the upper register hums nicely with a fine, balanced acidity. I learned from Ms. Stone that the coffee is produced by an entrepreneurial group of farmers who work together to ensure fair pricing. I'm not usually a Colombian fan (I prefer beans from the Horn of Africa or the Indonesian archipelago), but this last fact, coupled with the Bob Corker for Senate co-branding, results in my recommending that you get on down to Stone Cup and pick up some.
The CCA gymnasium was really alive with excitement today. Chattanooga is proud when one of its children makes good. This campaign isn't just about boosting a local boy into higher office, though. This is about each voter taking a realistic look at all of the declared candidates for Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist's open seat, and coming to the solid conclusion that Bob Corker is the best person to do that important job in the coming term.
Bob Corker for Senate | By joe lance | 06:42 PM