Jay actually thinks Ed Bryant has the momentum in the Republican primary. Now don't get me wrong, I am not going to pick sides in this race, because I know Harold Ford Jr. can beat any of the Republican candidates like a rented mule because he is right on the issues and represents a better future for all Tennesseeans, but this is just ludicrous:
"If who the other unofficial Senate bloggers are focusing their attacks on right now is any indication of which Republican candidate has the momentum in the final weeks of the primary, then things are looking even better than I thought for Ed Bryant's surging campaign. The "Conservatives" for Corker and the Van Wagon are both leading off today's posting by trying to take down the Republican with the best shot at defeating Harold Ford, Jr.
Momentum....it's a hard thing to stop!"
What are you basing that assertion on, JB? The polls, fundraising, and every other reliable indicator tells us your candidate is in last place and going nowhere fast.
I guess desperation really does lead to insanity.
More: Just a question, but to gain the momentum in this race, wouldn't a candidate actually have to talk about the major issues like Iraq, gas prices, energy, securing our ports, immigration, global warming, etc?
Thus far in the race, none of the Republican candidates, including Ed Bryant, have done that. It is if they aren't really even running for the U.S. Senate, just some contest on who is the most "conservative".
Rest assure, the momentum rests with Harold Ford Jr.
Days of Congressional Inaction on Ethics
Above is the number of days that have passed since Jack Abramoff pleaded guilty to bribing Congressman.
It is also the number of days in which Congress has failed to pass an ethics reform bill that would limit private travel, ski and golf junkets, and would call for a full disclosure of expenses by lobbyists on members of Congress.
It is time for Congress to step up and pass an ethics reform bill that would do all of the above. In addition, it is time to end the pork barrel spending system as we know it and establish an independent ethics commission that would review ethics complaints against members of Congress.
I am proud Congressman Harold Ford Jr. is fighting for that reform!