Elections are a week from Tuesday. They can’t come soon enough, in my opinion. I’m tired of the signs, the television ads, and the vilification of one side by another. Being a Democrat in a Republican stronghold can be disheartening sometimes. I do hope that the pundits are correct about growing support for Democrats nationwide, but I fear it won’t help us locally. Even our local rag, the Greenville News, has endorsed a straight Republican ticket.
Here’s a case in point. William I. Griffith is running against Bob Inglis to be Representative of the 4th Congressional District. Griffith is an engineer who has worked at Michelin, and would support greater funding for basic research. Two of our close friends are working with his campaign. This afternoon a "Riff for Griff" was being held at the Griffeth campaign headquarters in the Brushy Creek community. I rode by there an hour after the shendig started, and there was almost nobody there. A band was playing. I got out of the car and wandered over, but no one said anything to me, encouraged me to pick up literature, or anything. I stood awkwardly for a few minutes, then left. This thing was supposed to to last until 8:00 PM. I hope for Griff’s sake that things pick up.
Speaking of the 4th District, there are other candidates in the running. You know, I might be interested in a third party, but right now they only seem to attract whackos. Take, for example the Libertarian candidate, "Dr." John Cobin. I first became aware of Cobin when he started his own radio station last year called the "Tyranny Response Network." The station is now defunct, but it consisted of repeated messages from Cobin which espoused everything from white supremacy to making sure everyone is armed for such a time as when the government attempts to take the guns away.
Even Cobin’s yard signs are ludicrous…
Does he really mean that if we vote for him, we will have no high gas prices?? I didn’t know that a single Congressman had that much power. Gee.