Bill Gibbons Gives It Up
Shelby County District Attorney Bill Gibbons officially dropped out of the Governor's race earlier this afternoon:
One has to feel for Bill Gibbons because it seems that the only Republican east of Memphis who wasn't aware that Bill Gibbons didn't have a snowball's chance in Hades was Gibbons himself. It was painfully obvious to me that Gobbons was not in it to win it at last July's Statesmen's dinner, when receptions for both Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and 3rd District Congressman Zach Wamp were well-attended, while Gibbons' event-though not exactly a poor draw-was kind of an afterthought. Lt. Governor Ramsey, Wamp, and Haslam each managed to generate a lot of excitement Statewide, while Gibbons' presence in the race caused talk that he was inadvertantly aiding the two non-Haslams.
Labels: Republican Party, Tennessee politics