I’m not particularly squeamish, I mean, I’ve seen my fair share of nasty things. That said, the cesspool that is the comments section over at Post Politics more often than not drove me away. Both vicious and amateurish, the trolls there succeeded in drowning out any reasonable discussion. It should be painfully obvious that many of them were either paid operatives or kool-aid swilling volunteers, as evidenced by their absence this evening over at PP. I’m assuming they are attending either victory or concession parties, and therefor unable to post comments. There will be hangovers tomorrow.
I’m glad Haslam won. I’m not excited about the Democrat he’ll face in November, and I will probably not vote. (It isn’t enough to don the team jersey and fall in line anymore) If Haslam had lost, I’d be forced to devote time and money making sure the other two candidates were defeated, as I really believed they would have embarrassed this State at every opportunity. (Not to mention enduring the draconian cuts they would enacted as Governor) It will be interesting to see if Haslam embraces the crazy or just writes checks and plays golf.
As I write this, it looks like Ben Leming will not be the Democratic nominee against Diane Black. I just don’t think he had the time to raise the all important TV money to win. He worked his ass off, and I have nothing but respect for him and the handful of dedicated people that ran his campaign. He is gutsy and smart, and I think he will do well in the private sector. I don’t expect him to run for office again, though I could be wrong. I know nothing of Mr. Carter, except that he is a former Marine and an attorney. Its entirely possible that some Democrats decided he looked older and more seasoned, and therefor a better candidate to square off against Diane Black. Fair enough.
Congrats to Steve Cohen.
Two votes separate Yarbro and Henry? Yikes.
Guess we’ll all know more in the morning.