I always get a kick out reading articles about so-called public polling initiatives during election time.
Only weirdos answer those things. Only weirdos talk to phone solicitors. Only weirdos . . . whatever.
Anyhoo, apparently Madeline Rogero, whose campaign is riddled with so much inner turmoil right now it’s shaking like a junkie who lost his last fix (from what I’m hearing, anyway), says she’s kicking ass by a 2-to-1 margin over Mark Padgett, who is campaigning on the fact that he can run a city of several thousand employees, since he can runs his own business which has a grand total of about two. (That’s with a plus or minus 10-person margin.)
Here’s the Rogero story right smack here.
In the meantime, “vote for me because I’m the best looking and I promise I’m not a Republican” Padgett’s spin doc (Laura Braden) released another tired cliché from her camp, quoting Padgett as saying that his polling numbers put him only seven points behind Rogero.
Whatever. Seven, 7,000 or 7 million. You’re behind. Coming in second just means you’re the first loser.
By the way, here’s another quote from Padgett’s spin doc that says little or nothing: "I’m the only candidate with a plan to create jobs and economic growth, and the experience needed to move Knoxville forward.”
I mean WTH does that mean? Does that mean the current governor - in his seven or eight or how many years as mayor moved us backward? Whatever. Don't answer that. Just give us some real examples, slick, instead of this Ragsdale-like drivel.
“I’m the only candidate with a plan” to blah, blah, blah.
Man, I’m going to laugh my ass off if Ivan Harmon wins this thing from his hospital bed and the $5 he’s raised so far. (Laugh even harder if either Bo Bennett and Joe Hultquist wins. Heh.)
The nonpartisan primary election is Sept. 27.
Do yourself a favor and just write in my name.
Update: Rogero has a 2-1 lead over Ivan - not Padgett - according to her latest pollings. My bad.