Thursday, August 05, 2010

The First Thursday

Today is the first Thursday in August:

There has been immense interest in this election, even for such normally insignificant (at least to the average voter) positions as the State Executive Committees of both political parties, and candidates-including this one-have zealously campaigned for every vote they could get. Tonight we will know what the shape of our political parties in Tennessee will look like for perhaps years to come. It isn't just on the Republican side that commotion abounds in races for the party executive, but Democrats face contested races for their Executive Committee in several districts-this writer has encountered one of his Democratic counterparts on the campaign trail.

Some running for office on the ballot today are doing so because they want the power. Some people are standing because they believe they can make a difference by doing so. There are a few who see their attempts at election as some kind of promotion of sorts. Still yet, a few of us have placed our names into consideration for no other reason but that it was the right thing to do.

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