Friday, 8 August 2008

Memphis voters wise up for a change

The voters of Tennessee’s 9th District, whose checkered past includes decades of support for the corrupt Ford family, are to be congratulated for rejecting Nikki Tinker’s challenge to incumbent representative Steve Cohen. Tinker’s low-rent Cynthia McKinney impersonation, which included implying that Cohen (a Jew) was a supporter of the Ku Klux Klan, thankfully only commanded 19% of the vote in the Democratic party primary. Then again, maybe we should be disturbed that her share of the vote was that high.


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You’re right about that. Tinker ran an awful, negative campaign against an incumbent who did not deserve those charges. Hopefully, the next challenger (if there is one) will learn from Tinker’s mistakes and run a more high-minded campaign.

[Permalink] 2. Alfie Sumrall wrote @ Wed, 13 Aug 2008, 2:42 pm CDT:

Cohen represents me in Congress; though, he does not represent me. That said, I went out in the rain no less and voted against Tinker last week. I know I didn’t have to, but I wanted her to get obliterated by as many votes as possible.

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