An article in the Tennessean today discusses Bryson’s announcement. This article does a decent job of capturing how Senator Bryson was an underdog in his senate race and how he ended up winning. Matthew White also does a good job of capturing this race for the 23rd State Senate District.
Of course, this article does address the attacks on Jim Bryson’s Marketing Research firm by Bob Tuke and others. I thought it was particularly appropriate that – as soon as Bryson declared – Tuke was already on the attack. I think that – this time – the Tennessee Democratic Party finally realizes that they have a legitimate challenger to Bredesen.
Yes, Bryson has $101,000 in his coffers at present. And, yes “Money Man” Bredesen has $4.4 million. But, allow me to remind you that the strongest force in American politics today is a strong grassroots campaign. We have the perfect candidate for such a campaign. We have a committed Reagan-conservative with an over-abundance of energy. Ideologically, people across this state can get behind a man that they know will uphold their values in the Governor’s Office.
Money is important in American politics today. However, with the growing importance of the Internet, that “money hold” on American politics is declining in importance. I have attached an article that I read in the New York Times the other day about the growing importance of the Internet in political campaigns and the decline in importance of television and conventional media. For the people who read this blog, Bryson for Governor, and other pro-Bryson blogs, you can make a difference. And, we can win this race.