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A lot of seats considered safe are flying under the radar. TN-05 is one of them. Cooper is beatable.

According to this poll, any Republican can beat Jim Cooper.

The article does talk about some drawbacks, one of which is the poll is coming from the Hartline camp, whom I come have as close to endorsing as anybody, in spite of Huckabee not because of him. However, Cooper has done nothing but the same in the intervening months.

It’s always the quiet ones, eh? They try to keep quiet and not draw attention to what they’re doing in the shadows, while being rode roughshod by the likes of Pelosi, not to mention buying into the whole “common good” myth.

And for those of you too lazy to click through to the poll findings, the key findings are:

  • Voters in the 5th District are actively seeking an alternative to Jim Cooper.
  • Cooper can’t even manage a majority of the vote against a virtually-unknown Republican.
  • The more voters learn about Jim Cooper, the less they like him.

Considering this is Cooper’s second gig, one does wonder where he’ll crop up next. Likely nowhere if he and the rest of the Democratic majority Congress continue with their threats of a lame duck session.

While many are concentrating and working actively on some critical campaigns, we often overlook some chances of making a real change because it’s never been done before. TN-05 has been Democrat held since 1875 (much as I hate to link to Wikipedia). That’s a goal worth attaining, wouldn’t you think?

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