Closing Arguments- Who Will Fight FOR You Tennessee?

We’re less than 24 hours now from electing our next governor in the state of Tennessee. As we come to the end we wanted to take the opportunity today to make one final call for your vote and support if you have not already voted.

Carl TwoFeathers Whitaker is the third choice for Tennessee. He is the most stable choice of all the other Independents running having experience in budget management as a police officer, law enforcement, legal studies and as an activist through the years fighting against illegal immigration.

The key word there is “fighting.” Who do you feel will FIGHT for you Tennessee? Will it be a Republican candidate who has basically bought his way into Nashville and not having any challenge whatsoever to answer for his stance on issues. Someone who has shown disdain to signing a 10-4 pledge that basically says that if the federal government intrudes on Tennessee, then he as governor will fight to protect Tennessee’s 10th Amendment rights? Will he stand up against the onslaught of illegals coming into our state with TOUGH, common sense laws that punish businesses who hire them and either putting these illegals on a path to citizenship or deporting them back to where they came from if they refuse. Will he FIGHT for the middle class families, those who are struggling day to day to find a meal, a job, the way to pay the bills? (Can he even identify with such with his lifestyle?) Will he FIGHT for your rights as Tennessee citizens to prevent Obamacare from becoming reality on our landscape by again standing up for the rights of the STATE, not Washington? Or will he be a Republican puppet answering to the special interest groups that all parties answer to and make decisions based on payback for the millions in campaign contributions given to him by these special interest groups? The last Republican governor this state had followed a similar path to power and wound up in scandal after scandal. Are we headed for a repeat of that? Will Mr. Haslam truly be inpartial as governor in his decisions despite the fact that as his Republican counterparts even have stated that if elected 95% of his decisions would already be a conflict of interest because of his business ties? We’re not demeaning the business ties but when you mix big business and politics the mix is never good and conflicts of interest always ensue.

Haslam has swayed and swooned most already into believing he’s the answer for Tennessee’s high unemployment rate, a broken TENNCARE system and other issues. But in all his swaying and swooning he’s never been able to take one position and stick to it. Will he as governor be the same – sway and swoon with the wind at the cost of political expediency – or will he hold to the position that whatever is best for the PEOPLE of Tennessee that is what we’re going to do? The last candidate on the political landscape that swayed and swooned like him was the current President and we see what that’s gotten us these past two years. Tennessee think about that tommorow as you vote.

On the flip side of the ballot, the question becomes also will the Democrat in this race, Mike McWherter, fight for you? He too refused to sign the 10-4 pledge and as a Democrat he will be lock step and toe with whatever his leader, the current President Barrack Obama, will bid him do. As a Democrat, Mr. McWherter has offered NO solutions to the state’s high unemployment issue, and as his predecesor he will do NOTHING about stopping illegal immigration coming into this state. His biggest moment on the campaign trail it seems has been his statement “we need to think outside the box.” Wow, what brilliant deductions Mike for someone running on the strength of his dad’s name, not on his record. He has stated NOTHING about what he will do about illegal immigration. And while the Obama Justice Department and the other Democrats in Washington are FIGHTING AGAINST states like Arizona and others who are trying to do something about this, the question beggars that if Tennessee were to start FIGHTING against this issue in a similar way would he a Democrat go against the efforts in Washington? NO, he would not, but he would be a puppet of a different sort – a Barrack Obama parody and extension into this state. Tennessee, do we want that for the next four years? Do we want an extension of Barrack Obama in Nashville? Being that John McCain won Tennessee in 2008 by the largest margin he won any state (which were not many) by a 69-21 margin I’d say we’d be safe to answer that question NO!

Carl TwoFeathers Whitaker has fought for you in the past in the trenches to help those who cannot help themselves. He doesn’t claim to be a saint, but he has the HEART and the SOUL of a man who will put his own interests aside for YOU the people of Tennessee. As an Independent candidate he can look at both sides of the issues and make the best call for the PEOPLE.

No matter who is elected tommorow, the times ahead are going to be tough economically for both our nation and our state.  Tennessee, we need a Governor who will FIGHT FOR YOU, not against you! You need a governor who can identify with YOU, not live in a white castle where everything is handed to him on a silver platter or one who because his dad ran the state years ago feels he’s entitled to it either. That’s the choice tommorow. That’s what we face as we come to the end of a two-year effort to bring you our message as best we know how.

We’ve had our ups and downs in this campaign. Funds have been low to none for 99% of this race. As they say in sports sometimes though, we’ve left everything on the field and held nothing back. It’s decision time now and in the hands of the people we cherish and are proud to serve if elected.

We love the state of Tennessee. It’s why both Carl and Chris, the campaign’s adviser and manager, live here. It’s why Carl is running for governor – to protect the natural resources of our state but most importantly to proect the most PRECIOUS of all resources – YOU THE PEOPLE.

That’s our closing argument. We covet your vote tommorow and we thank you for your support.

On a personal note, we want to thank those who have helped our campaign these past two years no matter how great or small the contribution has been. NO matter what happens tommorow your sacrific of time and effort will never be forgotten and it will be cherished forever.

Thanks again for your vote, prayers and support. God bless.
See you at the polls tommorow, Tuesday, November 2, 2010


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Bedbugs and the Best Little Whorehouse in Texas

Gail Kerr of the Tennessean wrote an eye opening commentary on the Democratic and Republican nominees for Tennessee governor recently in which she laid out the case we’ve been making with this campaign from day one – what exactly are the motives behind Bill Haslam and Mike McWherter in wanting to run the state of Tennessee. Is it the people? Nope, according to Kerr – it’s something more sinister and a question neither candidate can address and that is “what are we going to do with the bedbugs?”

(SMILE, I’m not making this up, see link below)

In the article Kerr likens both candidates to the Governor (played by Charles Durning) in the 1982 movie “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas” who did the Texas two step, side step or whatever else you wanted to call it each time a real question about the issues was asked. Kerr’s assessment that Haslam and McWherter are doing the same just confirms something we’ve been saying all along. Neither candidate has looked YOU the people of Tennessee in the EYES and told you WHY they want to be Governor!

With exactly one week till we vote, is that not a question that we need to know? The ads both candidates are running on television leaves me either laughing or vomiting but in the end makes you ask the question, “with all the millions of dollars these men have in their arsenals and THIS is the best they can do??” Come on man, at least show us a little creativity when you lie about who you really are and what you plan to do if elected Governor.

Kerr’s article made me laugh with her wit but after the laughing stopped I realized how serious the issue was that she was addressing. Quoting Kerr: “Call them the masters of imprecision. Here’s proof: Even if you replaced key issues in their exact debate phrases with the word “bedbugs,” voters would be left scratching their heads.” Ms. Kerr, I CONCUR and I think A LOT of Tennessee citizens are scratching their heads right now.

Kerr goes on to state, quote: “It’s perfectly understandable why Haslam is so carefully strolling down both sides of every fence. He’s winning. Unless a UFO scoops him up, he’ll skate easily into the state Capitol. What’s harder to understand is why McWherter isn’t going bold — goodness knows nothing he’s thrown at Haslam has stuck.” I think I made that point in our last blog calling both candidates the Teflon boys. Guess Haslam is winning that battle for being the one with the least “stickiness.”

Her take on McWherter’s plan on how to run the state, quoting him, “I think we need to think out of the box” was pricless but the one that I think sums it up is her prediction as she states it, “Bet you dollar to doughnuts there’s a new television ad before Election Day. In it, Bill Haslam will gaze gently into the softly focused camera and say, with complete authority: ‘Bedbugs. That’s what matters now.'” ENOUGH SAID. (Do you think Bill you can at least put a little BASS in your voice instead of that wimpy whisp you talk with, come on now with all those millions a few speaking lessons and how to talk into the camera should not have cost much; if you’re wanting people to think you’re in control of things THIS IS NOT HELPING!)

Bottom line: These two candidates are asking we the people of Tennessee to put our trust in them to run our state. NEITHER however, has done anything to really tell we the people though what they will do if elected and just HOW they plan to do all these magical, wonderful things they predict will happen if we vote for them. ALL both have done is either spend millions on promoting himself or the other who has spent millions on promoting the fact his dad once ran the state so we need to vote for his son now. One thing Kerr mentioned about McWherter equally amusing was the fact that the only thing McWherter could try it seemed in the waning days of this race was to link Haslam with Hugo Chavez on the oil issue. Come on Mike, is this ALL the former son of a Tennessee governor can come up with? With all the Obama machinery behind you, this is it???? Again scratching my head, could it be the bedbugs??  Memo to Mike, it’s not sticking pal. Your opponent is better at applying his Teflon than you’ve been so far.

Tennessee, there IS a serious candidate in this race. His name is Carl Twofeathers Whitaker. He’s a viable THIRD option and he has not shied away from telling WHY he wants to be your next governor. He does not promise quick results, nor will he promise you the days ahead are going to be easy. Tough decisions will have to be made on many issues and as a result groups who have had their strangle hold on Nashville are about to be seen the door. There is a new philosophy of government coming to town if elected!! The reason for this new philosophy? YOU THE PEOPLE. YOU, the finest citizens of the finest state in the Union, the ones who are hurting, out of work, concerned about the overreach in Washington and the illegal immigration issue that threatens to tear our state apart and threaten not only our state security but our national security.

Carl is committed to tackling these issues with COMMON SENSE methods of approach, NOT party based special interest approaches that have gotten us in the place we find ourselves in.

If you want to buy into the Texas two step these two Tennessee candidates are pushing on you, that’s up to you. We’re not buying it and neither should you. If they need actors for the Best Little Whorehouse in Texas II then Haslam and McWherter may both fit the bill for the character who played the governor. But the 2010 Governor’s race is not an acting audition – this is real life folks!  Both candidateshave offered award winning performances when it comes to acting according to Kerr’s assessment and to be frank and honest- it’s mine too. And you the reader if you will take a moment and really think about what is being shoveled down your throat over the media waves – you will come to the conclusion that she’s right and we need to pause and think hard about our vote next Tuesday.

We don’t need side stepping and weasly commercials that make you want to go take a bath because the candidate pauses 2 minutes between every sentence as if he don’t know what he’s talking about or trying to sell you snake oil. NEIGHBOR, it’s late and it’s time to make a choice.

We hope that choice for YOU on November 2, 2010 is Carl Twofeathers Whitaker, an INDEPENDENT, CONSERVATIVE candidate for governor who covets and cherishes your vote. We promise you this. WE WILL DEAL WITH THE BEDBUG issue! We will tackle every problem head on and not care which political party we offend in doing so. This is not about party- it’s about YOU the people

VOTE NOVEMBER 2, 2010 – Carl Twofeathers Whitaker
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