Monday, August 9, 2010

Tracy Tarum: Not ALL of Us Were Surprised By David Hall’s Finish

by Tracy Tarum

I would like to first start by saying congratulations to David Hall. Not only for winning the Republican primary, but also for being the spirit-filled kind of man I can and will gladly support in the replacement of the “honorable” Jim Cooper. I am pleased to say that after many months hearing David speak and getting to know his true intentions and convictions, I believe he amply qualified to fight the fight needed to get our Republic back on track by replacing the incompetent Mr. Cooper.

I pledged early on that I would not only work for the winner, but do what I could to promote them. Not only will I help where David wants me to, but I have already redirected “” to David’s website, and I will leave that on my Ford Expedition as advertising. I will encourage ALL of my competitors to come together and support our friend in the effort to remove Cooper. We all had our own ideas as to why we were the best candidates. We all have our regrets and wonderings. None of them, mind you, matter at this point. Our Father and the voters of the 5th District have decided that David Hall is the right man at this time, and it is our duty to support him.

NOW – I will blow my own horn a little. Not everyone is surprised by David Hall’s finish. I wrote my predictions Thursday afternoon, and posted them on my blog site and on facebook just minutes after the polls closed. I had Hall and Hartline fighting for 1 & 2, Heil 3rd, Spivak 4th and Schwartz 5th. I’d say 4 out of 5 isn’t too bad! (link Never underestimate the effects of hard work! David Hall was and is the hardest working campaigner in this race. He knocked on thousands of doors, and his hard work paid off. There is something to be said for “pressing the flesh.”

All that having been said, I also want to thank all of you who have assisted me, from Karen Boswell at the first “Eggs & Bacon Summit” in Donelson (where I was so nervous I could have sweated a bucket full) to Rod Williams, who secured for me many of the speaking engagements that got me known. Betty, Peter, and Kathleen, thank you as well! There are so many others to thank that I don’t have time or space, but you know who you are, and thank you! I assure you, you have not heard the last from me. Far too many people have asked me to run again, I cannot let them down.

If David does not beat Jim Cooper, I will be running again in 2012. I promise you this, I will start early, I will raise a ton of money, and I will win the Republican primary. I spent $540 and netted 1128 votes, less than 48 cents per vote. I know that my message resonates, and in 2012 I will have the finances to get my message out. I know my Republic is in danger. When I enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, I swore an oath to defend the Constitution, my nation, and her people against all enemies; foreign and domestic. That oath did not end when I left military service. My oath and my passion for America are alive and well. I will continue to fight the fight until our Republic is reclaimed! God bless America, God bless our troops, and God bless us all. Thank you!

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  1. Tracy,

    Its a shame that you couldn't be our primary surprise instead of Hall. I would have worked my tail off for you. As for Hall not so much.

    I'm not looking for a candidate that can merely win elections. I am looking for a principled individual that is willing to offer real solutions to the issues facing our country. Unfortunately all I see coming from Hall is rhetoric.

  2. Tracy all of the ‘fair’ tax supporters lost. Rethink it man!

  3. And at what point when you are trying to win the nomination in the primary, do you stop and say, "hey, I'm not raising enough money to win and I have limited support, perhaps I should bow out and through my support to another candidate?"
    I am sure you were asked by high ranking members of the GOP to do that, if you weren't then, I have some serious questions for the GOP in Tennessee!