Watch What You Say
Some Republican Gubernatorial candidates need to be careful of their rhetoric:
It is thoroughly wrong to believe that participation in our system of government as a candidate or a holder of public office should be limited only to those with wealth or monetary means. Often, laws which are intended to dampen the "corrupting" influence of money in public life instead have the effect of limiting participation in politics only to the rich who can afford to play the game. However, just as it is wrong to skew the "system" to keep the "common man" out, it is equally insidious to presume that because a man is wealthy that he will be a poor public servant. The rhetoric from some quarters in the Republican Gubernatorial Primary race in Tennessee should not make Bill Haslam's wealth the reason to keep him out of office.
Labels: Conservatism, Elections, Republican Party, Tennessee politics