Last nights results were sweet for some, bitter sweet for others and probably just bitter for a few.
The big win goes to Pat Marsh. He gets the double chocolate cake. A lot of times it just comes down to the candidate. Pat is a good one who worked hard even when he didn't want to. Politics can be rough and mean. Pat sucked it up and did what he had to do to win. He finished the deal and closed out strong.
A big piece of cake goes to Glen Casada, Jason Mumpower and Ward Baker who helped recruit and guide Pat. They also coordinated volunteers for the campaign after the primary and helped raise money. I know for our caucus retreat it was, Learn info, Make calls for Pat, learn some more, Make calls for Pat. When you are done making calls, you can make calls for Pat. After the retreat we were all strongly encouraged to go and help knock on doors for Pat.
What can you say. It worked. We won. Great job. Those who eat well usually like to share so I would say a lot of that cake will go to the voters and the caucus team.
The bitter sweet goes to Tennessee Right to Life. Possibly some rhubarb pie. For them it was a mixed bag. While their candidate did not win this one and they probably lost a little credibility in their argument that they can sway a big race. They also won in that they were able to do what many said they wouldn't or couldn't do. They showed that a person does not automatically get the endorsement from them just because they have an (R) by their name. They showed they could make a choice based on what they thought was best for their cause based on the information they had on hand at the time. They also won in that I am sure Pat will step up and do what is right when the time comes. I think most voters knew that and unfortunately the Dems have a bad history on this issue that hurt their candidate.
The going hungry award goes to Kent Williams and his supporters for his leadership run. They gave lip service to Marsh but they can count. They knew what this race meant and they know this makes it extra difficult. Pat has locked in for the Republican nominee. That won't be Kent. They lost Cobb's vote and are back big when the time comes.
The wind is blowing.
The nasty sandwich goes to the Democrat party. They worked hard but made some key mistakes. Some were obvious, others not so much. A lot of the big ones are already being or have been discussed. Am I going to tell them what their little mistakes were that made a big difference? NO! I want them to make them again and again. They have a history of doing that. I will say I have seen them do it on every campaign I have worked on for the last few years and they have lost about every single one. When I am out campaigning and see them do it I just shake my head and smile. I think to myself.
Dig in boys! Eat all you want!