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Thu Sep 27, 2018, 04:48 PM

Phil Breseden - Gung-ho or Holding Your Nose?

I've been invited to join a post-card writing campaign to support Breseden. When I wrote to one of my friends in Tennessee to find out more about him, she said he had pissed off both sides of the fence equally when he was governor.

Is anyone here campaigning for him? It looks like he has a good chance of winning.

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Reply Phil Breseden - Gung-ho or Holding Your Nose? (Original post)
qwlauren35 Sep 2018 OP
volstork Sep 2018 #1
qwlauren35 Sep 2018 #6
qwlauren35 Sep 2018 #7
dameatball Sep 2018 #2
qwlauren35 Sep 2018 #4
dameatball Sep 2018 #8
volstork Sep 2018 #9
Docreed2003 Sep 2018 #3
qwlauren35 Sep 2018 #5
Docreed2003 Sep 2018 #10
qwlauren35 Sep 2018 #11
peacebuzzard Sep 2018 #12
southerncrone Sep 2018 #13

Response to qwlauren35 (Original post)

Thu Sep 27, 2018, 04:56 PM

1. Gung ho.

He was a good governor, and has reasonable positions on Democratic issues. He is a "moderate" Democrat, but won all 95 counties in the state when running for his second term.

Plus, his opponent is a batshit crazy trump humper. Do everything in your power to get him elected.

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Response to volstork (Reply #1)

Thu Sep 27, 2018, 07:09 PM

6. thanks for the endorsement.

I read his positions and he definitely sounds moderate. Moderate on gun-control, pro capital punishment. Can't find his position on abortion, but i'm betting that he's not vocally pro-choice. However, he also sounds environmentally conscientious and that's a plus for the EPA.

At any rate, I start my postcard campaign on Monday. Go Phil!

I'm going to work on my postcard script and post it here for "approval".

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Response to volstork (Reply #1)

Thu Sep 27, 2018, 07:38 PM

7. 3 Rules, One Script

Here's my proposed script:

Democrat Phil Breseden is running for US Senate. With your vote, Tennessee could be the state that tips the Senate from Red to Blue! As Governor, Phil secured jobs in the auto industry, balanced the budget, supported pre-K education, launched Cover Tennessee, and worked to protect the environment. Phil Breseden knows how to work with Democrats and Republicans .He’ll fix what’s broken in Washington. So this year, vote early Oct 17 - Nov 1 and avoid the lines on Nov 6th. Take back the Senate, take back our country.


The underlined parts are required. The extra parts are what I thought would make a difference. It's actually rather long for a postcard, but I'll try to fit it all in.

let me know what you think.

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Response to qwlauren35 (Original post)

Thu Sep 27, 2018, 04:59 PM

2. Ridiculous question with all due respect. His opponent is a dangerous, right wing, Trumpist.

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Response to dameatball (Reply #2)

Thu Sep 27, 2018, 07:03 PM

4. I didn't think to look at his opponent.

I guess the next question is - are you voting for him or against her?

I'm still going to campaign for him. I think flipping Tennessee would be mind-blowing.

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Response to qwlauren35 (Reply #4)

Thu Sep 27, 2018, 07:38 PM

8. No offense intended whatsoever. I moved from a farm in NE TN to a small town in SWVA, so I can't

vote for either. If I could, I would vote for him.

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Response to qwlauren35 (Reply #4)

Thu Sep 27, 2018, 08:20 PM

9. In my case, both.

I think he will be a good senator, and I know she will be a disaster. She is the one who connected the NRA to the Russians. Google “Marsha Blackburn NRA Russia”

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Response to qwlauren35 (Original post)

Thu Sep 27, 2018, 05:18 PM

3. Gung ho

Phil is a good man and will be a great representative of our state.

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Response to Docreed2003 (Reply #3)

Thu Sep 27, 2018, 07:06 PM

5. Thank you for the endorsement.

I feel better. I'm not sure that just the anti-Trump message would win Tennessee voters.

Has Tennessee felt any specific negative impact from Trump already or we just holding the dam?

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Response to qwlauren35 (Reply #5)

Thu Sep 27, 2018, 08:24 PM

10. Tariffs will have a huge impact here

The farming community will be hurt with the tariffs as well as the auto industry here; VW and Nissan both have very large plants in TN. Also, Springfield, a small community north of Nashville was scheduled to have Electrolux build a large factory there and that has been put on hold by the company, largely due to the threat of tariffs.

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Response to Docreed2003 (Reply #10)

Thu Sep 27, 2018, 08:28 PM

11. Not sure

if the Senate can stop the tariffs. That requires getting rid of the president.

I am starting to think that he thought that the tariffs would take the place of his tax cuts in terms of generating revenue. If they go into effect, those tax cuts that the middle class got will be null and void.

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Response to qwlauren35 (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2018, 08:09 AM

12. I want him to defeat Marsha decisively

And in order to do that he really has to play the conservative right leaning Dem.
But I hope he goes full aggressive Democratic agenda in the Senate, when he gets there.
Tennessee is just not a Democrat’s territory, so he must tread lightly to win this state.
He knows that. Gore knew that.

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Response to qwlauren35 (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2018, 10:35 PM

13. Gung-ho.

He was a very good governor. Very intelligent & logical thinker. He has a degree in PHYSICS from HARVARD, after all. He inherited a mess from our prior governor, Sunquist (R), and had to make some tough decisions to return the state to more solid ground.

Plus, his opponent is a crazy, shrill, obnoxious, dim-witted Drumpf water-carrier.

This should be a land-slide victory for Bredesen, but nothing is normal these days. TN has steadily become more & more red over the last 2 decades. The concept of politics as sport has overtaken reason in TN.

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