As expected, Bill Haslam won the Republican primary for Governor here in Tennessee. The Democratic nominee will be Charlie Brown... no, I'm not kidding. The only web presence for Brown is a half-@$$ed Facebook page that doesn't even spell his name correctly.
As for a redeeming feature: Brown said he would like to strap Haslam to an electric chair at "half-jolt."
Had Mark Clayton not been denied a spot on the Democrat ballot, he would probably have won. I voted for Clayton for senate a couple of years ago over Corker... due mainly to the fact that Clayton is better described as a Libertarian than a Democrat. It would have made me happy to cast a vote for Clayton for governor this fall. Alas, the Democrat party blocked that possibility.
So I went out and looked for a good candidate. Remember, I had encouraged others to vote for "Coonrippy" in the primaries. I did, as did all voting members of my immediate family. Coonrippy came in second (yay!), but Haslam gets the nod.
Back to November, when I cannot vote Republican due to the liberal and often fascist nature of the candidate (as is the case with Haslam), I usually look to third-parties. In most cases, the Libertarian party will field a strong candidate. Not so this time.
Have no fear, this time around, the Constitution Party has a strong candidate. Shaun Crowell is my pick for governor. I urge you to consider voting for him if liberty is what you value.