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March 04, 2007

Who Will Run for Mayor in 2009?

Recently I spoke with someone close to 2005 mayoral candidate Ann Coulter (the nice one, not the one who calls people names), and, even though I already knew the answer, I had to ask whether or not Ms. Coulter would consider making a second try for the position.

Though I was disappointed anew by the avowed negative answer I received, the reasons given made sense. It does get me to wondering, though, who the candidates will be in the next election.

It's too early to be thinking about it, sure; or is it? Preparing to administer our city's government isn't something that should be hastily undertaken. I know it's not as big a deal as, say, trying to be the next President of the United States, but let this serve as a reminder that we should not let an opportunity — to field a well-qualified slate of candidates — slip away from us.

This morning's papers carried the story that has been zipping round the tubes in various forms, wherein the devout on the political left and right are wishing Al Gore and Fred Thompson would enter the presidential race. It's quite interesting that none of those already declared garners an overwhelming amount of enthusiasm. Even Barack Obama, arguably the most magnetic of the bunch, has plenty of skeptics to win over. Senators Clinton and McCain merely elicit groans from a great many of us.

So, with that in mind, who are Chattanoogans' wish-list candidates for Mayor? Also, will his Honor, Mayor Ron Littlefield run for a second term?

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Elections | By joe lance | 08:08 PM