ROM Endorsements 2007 Mississippi Republican Primary
Sitting here in ROM world headquarters, (my loyal readers know that it is actually my converted garage) I have collected a few campaign signs, I stole some coming back from Neshoba, I have a Phil Bryant Big Head and a Charlie Ross sign. I plan to draw sunglasses on Phil because his never ending stare kind of creeps me out. One thing is for sure, he is going to get decorated, maybe a do-rag, maybe an earring or two, I could glue on a popped collar polo to make him look hip. Please post ideas!
Last minute marketing scheme for Phil Bryant Campaign, create your own 2-D Phil, most creative gets to have lunch with Phil and Don Wildmon at the Beau Rivage? Man that sounds like a party! Just a thought….hmmm
Ok seriously, after being convincined via my radio by Secretary Erick Clark I am going to go “Touch and Vote Mississippi” on Tuesday, and this is how it will shake down, unless I change my mind before then which is entirely possible or maybe run in to those guys from Benton County, I could use some gas money.
Governor: Haley Barbour of course
Lt. Governor: Coin Flip on Tuesday LEAN Bryant
I cannot decide, I really like Charlie Ross he has run a great campaign, raised a lot of money and with his experience may have a better command of the senate. The reason I may likely vote for Bryant boils down to how much I admire his style, he is smooth without being slick, country enough to win statewide and has a confident air about him that you cannot teach or manufacture. He appears to be a man who could someday lead our state with poise. Sure he has made some mistakes and Ross did a good job pointing them out but none of the arguments they presented turned me away. I cannot stand the big head sign and I can only pray that they round them up and burn them after the primary, and whomsoever is responsible for creating that travesty is summarily drawn and quartered. I also do not like his stand against the casino industry I line up with Ross better on the issues but am somehow drawn to Bryant.
AG: Al Hopkins of course Al was the talk of the Neshoba County Fair, giving what was considered by most in attendance to be the best speech overall. This kid could be a contender!
(My pet race) SOS: Delbert “Filbert” “Eggbert” “Englebert” “Gilbert” “Golden Boy” “Juggernaut” Hosemann
I was purely undecided at the beginning of this race, I totally dismissed Mike Lott early on as he has a history of breaking federal election laws, a crime that is especially relevant when you want to be Secretary of State and oversee all elections. I began to lean towards Jeffrey Rupp given my North Mississippi Roots and the fact that he was quick and responsive to me in email conversation, even after I broke less than favorable news about his campaign manager’s departure to the Ross camp. Jeffrey Rupp is a good candidate and a nice guy he raised a decent amount of funds and has some top level business experience that would serve us well as SOS. The problem boils down to the fact that JR ran face first into an 800 pound fund-raising, endorsement eating, grandma correcting gorilla named Delbert who possesses an untouchable media campaign, every major endorsement, and a resume that looks as if he was born to be Secretary of State.
Treasurer: Tate “Junk-Yard-Dog*” Reeves (*not an acutal nickname that I am aware of, I just went overboard on nicknames above and could not control myself)
Auditor: I will proudly vote for Stacey Pickering, I hear he is a cool guy
Insurance Commissioner: I will vote for Mike Chaney because I don’t know who Ronnie English is.
AG Commissioner: I will EXCITEDLY vote Big Max Phillips for Ag commissioner, I voted for him last time he ran, so I don’t see any reason to go and change. I have to make one underdog pick and this is it, 2 words made this decision very easy for me BEEF PLANT! -Mooooo
It’s has been a fun summer. Good Luck to all our GOP candidates!