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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25 Days To Go- Carl Whitaker Still In Race For Governor

As we enter the final 25 days of this campaign we wanted to make a few statements. There has been rumors which are false that we have dropped out of the race for Governor of Tennessee. That is the farthermost from the truth and we want to set the record straight that we are on the ballot November 2, 2010 and we plan to campaign and fight hard for the people of Tennessee till the very end. A fellow independent candidate took it upon himself to send out a false press release claiming we were quitting and joining him in endorsing another candidate. He did that without our consent and knowledge and has yet to issue a full retraction even though we have asked him to. The other candidate involved, Brandon Dodds contacted us and acknowledged he was sorry for the mix up as well. Bottom line is this -come November when the people decide who they want to run their state, THEN and only then we will officially say our run for Governor is over, not a second before then.

The two main candidates in the race Bill Haslam (R)  and Mike McWerter (D) were in Knoxville last night on the U.T. Campus for one of their last few debates before November 2, 2010. It was noted that only 400 people attended the debate last night in Knoxville between the two main candidates in this race. That is a real shame that two big named politicians with money, name recognition and the party backing couldn’t muster but 400 people to come hear what they have to say. Could it be people don’t care what they are saying because they are SICK of BOTH parties??? We ‘re not running a campaign based on the good old boy system of politics or the “I’m running on daddy’s name system.” We’re out here in the trenches talking to YOU the people of Tennessee daily. We’re not putting up slick ads that make it seem we’re something that we’re not. To hear people talk about Bill Haslam you’d think he shouldn’t be running for governor, but for sainthood. Let us assure the people of Tennessee that there are no saints running for office no matter how big their bank accounts. Our question is where was Mr. Haslam’s sainthood status two years ago here in Knoxville when gas prices zoomed to almost $5.00 a gallon and his family owned Pilot oil company was single handedly called on the carpet for price gouging? He’s put nearly $20 million into this campaign to promote himself. And you know, no matter whether it’s his own money, which he can do with what he pleases, it still makes one shake their head to wander how someone could spend that amount of money for signs, bumper stickers and self-promoting commercials. It’s this type of attitude that has made the Republican party such a party of disconnect with so many in 2010. The idea Republicans are coming back is only real because most of the Republicans who are running are NEW Republicans who have booted the old establishment out of power with conservative, Tea-party backed ideas.

Then you have Mike McWerter the Democrat who seems to have not even tried to reach the people of East Tennessee but is banking on people remembering his daddy Ned McWerter who was Tennessee’s governor years ago. Memo to Mike – times have changed pal and it’s not who you are that matters this coming election – it’s what you are going to do when you get into office.

Our campaign is not big. It is however full of the heart and soul that these two candidates lack. We’ve hit the ground as hard as ever talking to the people of this great state in person and listening to what they have to say. When we speak, we talk TO you about YOUR needs and concerns! Have you noticed that in all their ads both candidates talk AT us and not “TO” us? Have you noticed that  they have other people on their ads telling you how great they are and not one of them can look you in the eye and tell you WHY they really want to be Governor of the finest state in the Union? You can buy into the Republican and Democratic party line if you like. You can mock and make fun of the Independents running in this year’s race if you like. But with a double-digit unemployment rate and a federal government that is closely resembling Bejing and not Washington, can we afford to keep doing things the same way and walking down the same path?  

Being independent doesn’t mean you don’t have a brain or are not qualified to run. It means you can weigh BOTH sides of an issue and see what is best for the PEOPLE of Tennessee, not for the best interest of the party you are representing. When elected, Carl Twofeathers Whitaker WILL DO JUST THAT. He will base ALL his decisions on what is best for the PEOPLE of Tennessee of all spectrums of life, not just for the chosen few elitists the Democrat and Republican parties represent and have for so long. Tennessee, we ask you once more 25 days out of electing your next governor – ARE YOU TIRED OF THE TWO PARTY CONTROL OF YOUR STATE??




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