Why The Third District Seat, Weston? - And Response

Monday, July 14, 2014

I have one question for Weston: why the Third District seat? 

You want to serve the people of the Third District and change the way government is out of control. You have spoken about the "coattails" issue, stating that being your father's son has not entitled you  but prepared you. I would like to point out that there are plenty of public service positions out there where you could serve and make a name for yourself. There are plenty for which you are prepared. 

Your father also ran his first race for the Third District. The major difference? He spent a decade working in various fields, earning a living, and volunteering with the HCGOP. He put in time and proved himself to the people of East Tennessee.  

You talk at length about being a Millennial. Are you familiar with some of the stereotypes associated with Millennials? You can read articles for days about how Millennials are coming out of college and wanting to shoot straight for the life their parents' have. Millennials are wanting to live in the same neighborhoods and houses that their parent's live in, completely forgetting the life forging stories created in starter homes. Millennials also want to waltz into their parent's employment situation, earning, in a few years, what their fathers spent a lifetime to achieve. Is that the kind of Millennial you are? Why are you skipping an important part of your life?

So Weston, why the Third District seat? Why didn't you go for Lamar's seat? Or Joe Graham's seat? There are a thousand other seats available, some that would give you more of a position in Washington. Some would give you all of the clout and respect from your detractors, which would springboard you to Washington in short order. Why the Third District? Why now?

I think the biggest hurdle you have is that you are your father's son, and you've pointed out that you can't and wouldn't change that, but if I wanted to send a Wamp to Washington this November, I'd want Zach in a heartbeat, even if he can't count his terms very well. 

Tim Giordano 

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Why the Third District? I say why not? Why now? I say why not? 

Seriously, you want somebody that has "made a name for themselves" and someone that has "proved themselves to the people of Tennessee?" Why? So they can be more like those idiots we already have in Washington? How has that worked out for America lately?  

Good grief, if you don't agree with Weston's positions or his willingness to think out of the box and not end up like what we already have, then by all means present a reasonable argument. Otherwise, to answer your question "why the Third District seat?" Maybe it's because he lives here. 

Herb Montgomery
Chattanooga



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