Saturday, April 29, 2006

Andrew Jackson VI

Perhaps its just me, but wouldn't it be something to have Andrew Jackson VI running for something other than for a Judicial post? I'd like to know more about this man's positions on political issues and just how conservative he is. Talk about name recognition in Tennessee.

Could you see Andrew Jackson VI running for Governor or Senator? I could-the name alone would be awfully hard to beat statewide-okay, try absolutely unbeatable.

8 Comments:

At Sunday, April 30, 2006 4:43:00 PM, Blogger Steve Mule said...

Mr. Oatney,
Uh, ... it's just you.

The name alone would be form without substance. It would really depend on what he stood for and serious stuff like that.

The name recognition thing, if that's all there was, or if what there wasn't enough, would be seen as, and denounced as, a cheap gimmick.

It could also be turned into a liabilty fairly easy:
1.) name recognition - gimmick (see above) - make the accusation, see if it sticks - probably will
2.) conservative desendant of genocidal ethnic cleanser?? Hmm ... gee ... no ... bad
3.) As a conservative his policies, idealogy and what-not would be clearly defined and easily countered

So ... no, sorry, it's just you Mr. Oatney

SteveMule

 
At Sunday, April 30, 2006 5:16:00 PM, Blogger Rob Huddleston said...

Steve -

David Crockett. Jack Daniels.

I don't know. These names have been pretty successful on local levels in East Tennessee for some time. Heck, I've voted for Crockett before in Washington County, and I don't think I could name one of his campaign positions.

Like David, I think that Andy should have used his name more to his advantage, but I guess that shows that there is a great deal of substance to the man. I certainly hope that others see that and give him their vote on Tuesday.

Cheers,

Rob

 
At Sunday, April 30, 2006 8:45:00 PM, Blogger Dave Oatney said...

Genocidal ethnic cleanser? *rolls eyes* Dear God...

I like Andrew Jackson-I think he was a GREAT President-but that doesn't mean he was perfect. Andy Jackson the first, even for the Trail of Tears, did a lot of good for America.

Maybe Andy Jackson VI could too. Maybe he'll just be a good judge, I don't know-but I happily voted for him

 
At Sunday, April 30, 2006 8:47:00 PM, Blogger Dave Oatney said...

And, by the way, Andy I is well thought of by most Tennesseans, Steve, myself among them.

 
At Sunday, April 30, 2006 9:00:00 PM, Blogger Dave Oatney said...

Rob;
I agree-name does count for something in politics, for better or worse. I've not met AJVI, but he sounds like the genuine sort-he'll likely be an asset to the bench and would be an asset on any ballot.

 
At Monday, May 01, 2006 8:44:00 PM, Blogger Steve Mule said...

Mr. Oatney,
How do the Cherokee feel about AndyI? If AndyIV were to run using name apeal I'd have Native American supporters of the oppenent say what they think of AndyI and make the name a liability. Of course, substantive issues would certianly have to be addressed. Neither name recognition or name revulsion would be enough to win or lose the contest.

SteveMule

 
At Tuesday, May 02, 2006 12:58:00 AM, Blogger Dave Oatney said...

I think a lot of the name revulsion would be viewed as run-of-the-mill PC BS-although I should note that I don't blame the Cherokee for collectively feeling the way they do about Andy I in the least.

I think Andy VI would address substantive issues-but the electorate are the way they are. As a BA in PoliSci, I can tell you that study after study has been done of the electorate and every time the same fact comes out-as much as we don't like it, name recognition does more to win elections than anything else.

 
At Tuesday, August 11, 2009 11:24:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't think I would be able to vote for anyone who routinely sends non-violent misdemeanor offenders to jail when he knows full well that they're stacking people up like cord wood in there. The counties and states are being bankrupted by the 'lock 'em up' attitudes of judges and politicians who continue to cram folks into overcrowded, understaffed jails and prisons. It's not only stupid and unjust, it's dangerous. I once saw Judge Jackson deny ROR status to a full-time college student on the rationale that he 'didn't have a job'. A man who places so little value on someone's efforts to better himself and become a more productive citizen really ought to retire. I find it incredible that this man was once a defense attorney.

 

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