by Norm Partin
Are you the person that says to yourself, “If I were Governor, this is what I would do…”? Do you tend to vote AGAINST people instead of FOR someone? Are you constantly disappointed by politically influenced legislation on both national and state levels?
Are you “that person”?
I’m “that person” too, but for the first time in decades I am voting FOR someone. As I reach my twilight my focus is now on my grandchildren and their future, and as such I take my politics very seriously.
Why am I supporting Bill Lee for Governor, you ask?
There are several reasons that matter to me and should also matter to YOU:
In the last decade Tennessee has suffered tornadoes, forest fires, floods, and civil disobedience. A leader should not be judged on performance when all is well, a leader should be judged on his performance when the chips are down. I trust Bill to make decisions with sound logic, even when under tremendous pressure.
Bill Lee has fought back and succeeded in the face of personal tragedy and business adversity. THAT takes a leader.
This is where elected officials have failed the public. Sacrificing one’s political agenda for the good of all Tennessean’s takes resolve, honor, and courage. Washington has failed us on all levels of fiscal responsibility, but Bill Lee can make a difference.
It is easy to tout “balancing Tennessee’s budget” as a platform, but the truth is the state constitution demands a balanced budget. Any sustainable business must maintain a balanced budget. We need a Governor who makes logical decisions without the influence of anyone’s political agenda. Only a true government outsider can do that. Bill Lee enters the Governor’s office with no political dues to pay.
Talks the talk, walks the walk
Before Bill Lee announced, I knew of his personal and business history. I liked what I saw and learned. The more I learned the more I liked. His commitment to his community and fellow man is unrivaled and his character is impressive. I am not easily swayed, but he quickly gained my support and respect.
Challenge the status quo
Fresh solutions are needed in two key areas of Tennessee: corrections and education. These issues relate to all Tennesseans but have been ignored for years.
Bill is ready to deal with the obvious correctional problems with a sound and logical strategy. He plans to fix things, not kick the can down the road.
Schools are not about test scores. Preparing children for life is where education needs to go. It takes courage to ignore the politics and do the right thing. Bill is prepared to challenge conventional wisdom and work to that goal.
Honesty and Character
Bill Lee is the ONE candidate that can look Tennesseans in the face and tell the truth. No political spin, nothing to hide, and the courage to “tell it like it is.” How long has it been since you could say that about a Governor?
Yes, I am “that person,” but I believe Bill Lee is focused and ready to do what we all feel should be done. Whether independent, Democrat, or Republican, this is the right time to elect the right person to lead us. You owe it to the next generation to make the right choice.
There will be times when I disagree with Bill Lee and the politically correct issues he will face. I will accept his decisions based on all of the above.
Making the choice for Bill Lee is an amazing discovery of the obvious!
Norm Partin has had a distinguished career as a host of talk radio programs that focused on NASCAR and is currently the owner of Partin and Associates.