Seriously, is there no one else out there? Just the mere fact that he mentions that he feels that he is now more mature, tells me that this is an issue.
Thirty-six would be young for a congressman, he is 26. I am sure he is a nice young man, and probably has a great future ahead of him, but we don't need someone who is still eligible to be on his parent's insurance plan making important decisions for the third district while in Washington.
But on the other hand, if he did nothing at all, that could possibly be an improvement over our current representative. Is this just a matter of his father pushing him to do this because he misses being in office and wants to now live vicariously through his son?
Weston, please come back in 10 years. Someone, anyone, please step forward.
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I don't think it would be fair to exclude Weston Wamp or any other young person based solely on one's age. Youthful thinking may be the only hope of changing a political process that has become stale and gridlocked.
Though I didn't always agree with his father on every issue, he was an independent thinker and accomplished much for the Tennessee Valley. I really think such leadership has been lacking since his dad's departure and almost nothing has been accomplished since.
Welcome Weston's courage and consider most folks continue to learn and mature throughout their lifetime.
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If our mayor would not hire him as police chief then he doesn't have the maturity for congress. I do have a question for him. Do you believe in term limits and can the voters trust your word? Where do you stand on the issue of "Soaring Walking horses?" When there is a major problem in our district will you quickly come forward and let us know where you stand even if it is not popular. Your opponent has ducked a big issue for months that has given our state a big black eye and refused to state where he stands on the issue of soaring horses. The Washington virus that keeps candidates constantly focused on campaign money and re-election is alive and well in Tennessee. One of my favorite senators, not from this state, once said, "If it is good for the people I am for it and if it is not good for the people I am against it no matter which party presented it." A real statesman. We could sure use one today.
N.D. Kennedy Sr.
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The Third District needs to give Weston a chance.
Will he legislate like his father? Like father like son? Of course! Because we all end up thinking just like our parents, right? Weston is his own person, and to make the assumption he will be anything but represent his constituents is absurd.
Weston Wamp's age has only one purpose, to clear the minimum age to become a Representative. His youth is a better representation of Chattanooga's forward thinking, progressive, 'dream big or go home' culture, and the open-mindedness, reach across the aisle attitude which is far overdue in Washington.
If Weston is so inexperienced, so naive, and unfit for public service, then why would he have the position Director Of Communications for one of the most successful, fastest growing companies in Chattanooga called Lamp Post Group? You want to see the future of business and economics in this city, look up what the parent company of Lamp Post Group and it's subsidiaries. They are bringing vitality to Downtown Chattanooga, Warehouse Row and are an active job creator within our city.
The people of the Third District are so unhappy with the current status of Washington, that I have no doubt the derelict barge across from the waterfront would poll better than our current Congress.
Go get em' Weston.
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Weston isn't ready for Congress because he isn't mature enough? Please tell me it's a joke, because the combined maturity level of the current 535 voting members of Congress couldn't compete with the average teeny bopper, and that's on a good day.
Not wanting Weston Wamp in Congress because of concerns of his maturity is like not wanting "John Smith" to be sheriff because he "might" have an outstanding parking ticket on his record, when the current sheriff has multiple felony convictions.
Even if the concerns about Weston's maturity level are proven valid (which I sincerely doubt they will be), he will still be several steps up from what we have now. Literally every single day, I see/hear people complaining about Congress in general, and specifically that they don't care about the people for whom they work. Reelecting our current representatives will be a mistake that we have already repeated far too many times as it is.
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My goodness folks, how silly can we be to think Weston Wamp's age would preclude him from being the best public servant our district can send to D.C. to represent "we the people"? Let me remind you Thomas Jefferson was 33 years old when he wrote the Declaration of Independence. George Washington was 42 when he lead our newly formed rag-tag, ill-equipped army, under most pitiful conditions, to victory and our independence and freedom from the King.
I have known Weston Wamp since he was in elementary school and I have watched him mature into the man he is today. "Like father, like son", I don't think anyone should expect that in every area. However, "the apple does not fall far from the tree" and this is a real plus for our district. Weston is not seeking this office because he wants to be wealthy, rather because he has passion and he wants to make a difference. He wants to get the Tennessee Valley back on the radar screen and get us moving forward again, not just go to Washington in debt and three years later be a multi-millionaire.
I want to know that we are going to get the Chickamauga Dam lock finished. I want to see more and better jobs coming to Chattanooga and East Tennessee. I want to see someone who will fight and serve with passion to see to it that your family and mine enjoy a better quality of life, don't you? Weston Wamp has my vote.
J. Pat Williams
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I voted for Weston two years ago, so very happy that he will be our next representative. I won't waste time on our current situation as it should be apparent, but fresh ideas and someone who will represent our area and not a party would be a vast improvement. The whole country would be better off, if we would replace the gray hairs who are fighting for their retirements and bank accounts with new blood who will fight for real change.
Just imagine..Lots of news faces and Hillary in command?
Double rainbows every day...
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Sally, if you support both Weston and Hillary, you are painfully ill-informed on at least one of the candidates' platforms, and possibly both. If double rainbows means Hillary is the CIC, I pray to never again see another double rainbow. Thank God Weston will be fighting to minimize the further harm Hillary will inflict upon our country, should both be elected.
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|I, too, could probably support some new blood in Congress, as well as Hillary Clinton. As far as "fighting to minimize the further harm Hillary will inflict upon our country," need I remind you of that dynamic duo of George W. and Dick. Now that's a big load of further harm that should have been minimized.
As far as Weston, even if he hadn't gone through puberty he's better than what we have now. In fact, I wish we could have a two for one sale and replace that fossil Lamar, too.
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Maybe someone younger is what we need in Congress. It is his generation's mess to clean up that both parties created I might add.
Besides, Weston isn't your average 26-year-old.