Kelsey's In, Dems Are Way Out
The lion of the Right in Tennessee, Brian Kelsey, is now a State Senator-and the Democratic shuffle/collapse begins:
Brother Kelsey did not win this election, he was anointed with acclamation by the voters of the 31st District. Democrats will whine about low-voter turnout, but there could have been a 60 per cent turnout yesterday and Brian Kelsey would still be going to the Tennessee Senate. This was not a victory, this was a thorough preview of the coming destruction of the Tennessee Democratic Party. If anyone had doubts that a conservative true believer like Kelsey could win, those doubts are erased. Those who still live in the fantasy world of Democratic relevance will be thrown into reality in a very hard way next November when Brian Kelsey is re-elected to a full term in his own right.
Meanwhile, West Tennessee Blue Dog Democrat Congressman John Tanner has announced that he will not seek re-election, and State Senator Roy Herron-well, he is not running for the Democratic nomination for Governor anymore-now he is running for Congress.
This development is said to make Mike "Not Ned Ray" McWherter the frontrunner for the Democratic nomination. On the bloody morning after, one tin soldier rides away.
Labels: Congress, Democrats, Republican Party, Tennessee politics