This morning, the Wharton campaign released its first TV spot on YouTube that will be played locally. Sets a pretty high bar for the other candidates. Take a look:
I apologize for not getting these up yesterday, but my recovery from the post event activities has not been swift, to say the least. Here are the rest of the speeches, in event order.
You can see Bill Clinton’s entire speech here.
I’m sure several others have written about Jackson Day in Nashville already. To be perfectly honest, when I got home I started capturing video of the event and haven’t stopped since.
I’ve never been to a state level political event this large. There were some 3000 people in attendance to see keynote speakers Vice-President Gore and President Clinton. The whole thing was inspiring.
Even though I spent the majority of my formative years living in Arkansas, where Bill Clinton was first my Governor, then my President, in the past eight years, I had forgotten a lot of the “why” Bill Clinton is the intellectual and political force to be reckoned with that he is.
Here is Bill Clinton’s entire speech to the TNDP Jackson Day crowd. It’s a must see, not only for Tennessee Democrats, but Democrats nationwide.
Below is the report from WMCTV who aired the debate.
Commercial Appeal writer and debate questioner Wendi C. Thomas was truly perplexed by the whole Mongo scene.
And Lindsey at the Commercial Appeal, did a fine job of stitching several perspectives together, including yours truly.
I still have mixed feelings about the whole scene, and despite the comic relief brought by Mongo and the embarrassment I felt for a few others, it was a good introduction. That said, I think we know who the viable candidates are and next time we can separate the wheat from the chaff. There’s no need to make this process any more of a sideshow than if already is.