A recent MTSU poll says that 73 percent of Tennessee adults can’t name a single gubernatorial candidate when asked to list as many as they can recall. Nineteen percent were able to name Republican Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam, earning him dubious distinction as the least-unknown among a generally anonymous field of candidates. Behind Haslam, who has been advertising heavily on television, U.S. Rep. Zach Wamp, R-Tenn., comes to mind for 10 percent of Tennesseans. The remaining candidates are recalled by four percent or fewer of the state’s adults.
That makes us wander in Carl Whitaker’s campaign just how in touch the two main parties are with the state of Tennessee and how Independent candidates may be a very serious issue and threat this election than in years past. We ran in 2006 and came in first among 11 other independent candidates and placed a strong third behind an incumbent Democratic governor and the Republican.
We ask you to look at our platform and view our stands on the issues that mean a great deal to all Tennesseans but mainly how we want to strengthen the JOBS market here in our state and keep people working and people healthy. There is nothing wrong with running as an independent candidate and we’re proud to do so this 2010 election year. Both parties are going to bring their own special interests to the capitol and when all is said and done it will be business as usual no matter who is elected.
As an independent conservative candidate I pledge to work for the PEOPLE of Tennessee and do everything in my power to work with our legislators to pass job-friendly legislation to ensure the trend nationally of high unemployment does not come to Tennessee. We can do better!
I ask you my fellow citizens one simple question. Are you satisfied with the two party system in Tennessee and if not why? We covet your vote and support in November. We will be on the general election ballot no matter the outcomes of the primaries. There will be one Republican, one Democrat and ONE Independent who has been in this race before. That candidate is Carl “Twofeathers” Whitaker and I am running for governor of Tennessee in 2010.
We encourage you to visit our site at http://www.carlwhitakerforgov.com and look over our platform. We support the current Tea Party movement and what it stands for as it seeks to push fiscal responsibility in government and hold candidates accountable for their actions when it comes to spending and how they govern.
Bill Haslam is not the only one going door to door asking Tennesseans what they want. So am I and I promise to listen to what is being said as to what concerns our people. We live in the finest state in the Union in my opinion with its beauty. But the real treasure of Tennessee are the people who live here including myself. Im proud to call myself a Volunteer! This is a serious time in both our nation and our state. We need serious people who don’t care about what the political machinery thinks but stands Independent on their own and work with all parties to get things done for the betterment of Tennessee. We’re excited about this election and believe with your help YOU WILL SOON KNOW at LEAST ONE candidate who IS running for Governor- Carl Twofeathers Whitaker.
Once the smoke clears from the primaries we will engage the candidates more and address what is being said and done on the campaign trail now up to the Primaries. All the talking back and forth now already just shows the pettiness of both parties and the cynicism the state has developed towards both Republicans and Democrats. We need a change of direction as has been seen in Virginia, Massachusetts and New Jersey just in the past six months. The change we need for a bright future we believe is our campaign and Carl Whitaker as your choice for governor come November.
Election Day is Tuesday, November 2, 2010. We covet your vote and financial support.