Brain Walsh of Townhall.com wrote about the 8th Congressional District here in Tennessee and really praised Stephen Fincher. He writes:
Last year, no one would have mistaken Stephen Fincher for a man on his way to Congress. Democrat Rep. John Tanner had never won with less than 62% of the vote — but after Fincher, a young gospel-signing farmer from Frog Jump, hauled in $300,000 during his first month campaigning in September 2009, it was clear the incumbent couldn’t afford to coast, and he retired. Despite a massive financial disadvantage after two more well-funded Republicans jumped into the GOP primary, Fincher scored nearly 50% in the five-way primary–a hugely impressive victory that underscores his unique appeal to everyday Tennesseans.
This is great to see. After an ugly race to win the nomination, he will be facing an ugly race against the Dem. Nominee, State Senator Roy Herron. Poor Roy. He’s is as liberal as they come and his 24-year political career spells that out. If he were to go to Washington, he would fit right in with the Pelosi crowd on every pet issue she has. He is pictured in the Dictionary next to the words: LIBERAL DEMOCRAT — a redundancy in the mondern age, see men like Roy Herron. Pay raises for himself, while he votes for higher taxes for the people, very pro-choice, will tax us into oblivion while excluding himself in the same legislation, will lick the boots of Pelosi and Reid on regular basis.
Of course, Herron will try to distance himself from his own voting record. But that darn blogosphere and internet will get in the way. Hopefully, he will lose big and he can retire to some place more to his liking besides Western Tennessee.
The Democratic nominee, state Sen. Roy Herron, has nearly as many local detractors as he has fans. By now Tennesseans are used to watching the 24-year career politician run from his liberal record. A fundamentally flawed candidate whose initial cash-on-hand advantage is mitigated by his extensive political baggage, Herron embodies why most people are sick of politicians. Tennesseans won’t like Herron’s history of raising taxes on the middle class while voting himself multiple pay raises; or his support for taxpayer-funded abortion; or his support for the job-killing legislation known as “card check.” It’s no wonder Fincher received 8,000 more votes than Herron, the prohibitive favorite in a non-competitive Democratic primary, even though the hotly-contested GOP battle split the Republican vote five ways.
What I wish is that Roy Herron would have the integrity to run on who he is, instead of trying to distance himself from being a Democrat. Herron has made his bed. Quit trying to fool us on it. If you are ashamed of being a liberal, then quit being a liberal. This tells me the liberals know they are inherently wrong on the positions they take. Otherwise, they would run on who they are. But they don’t. They always try to sound like conservatives because they are ashamed of what they have done. Hopefully, Herron will find plenty of time to repent of his 24-year record as a liberal. And yes, I’m implying that being a liberal is sinful. Just think of all the children that have died at the hands of abortionist due to liberals being liberal. They have no real regard for life, not ours or anyone else.
I also wish that Fincher would not bow to Herron’s charges and take a truly conservative approach on Social Security. Herron charged him with the scare tactic saying that Fincher would seek to “gamble” seniors money on the stock market. Fincher took the bait and ran with it. He should not have. He should have stood his ground on conservative principles and said that if Social Security had been privatized back in the 1940, seniors would not have to worry about thing when it came to their retirement. Just look at how the government had mismanaged everything. The private sector does so much better. Alas, Fincher fell for the trap and ended up taking the liberal position. I wish he had not done so. Read the full article here.
But alas, he will do far better than Herron would and I still support him.