By the time you read this in print, we’ll know the election runoff results. It will be a shocker if Bill Waller Jr. wins and does a like-father-like-son upset over a heavily favored and well funded sitting lieutenant governor.
From the Publisher
I never get tired of seeing true democracy in action and that’s what we’ve got in this year’s Mississippi gubernatorial runoff.
We have two strong candidates, both with tons of experience, each with a differing viewpoint as to how to approach the pressing issues of the day. Now Mississippi Republicans have a choice.
It’s deja vu all over again.
Attorney Bill Waller squeaks into a run off with a well-financed sitting lieutenant governor running on the issues of education, roads and health care.
I turned 61 last week. I’m still alive.
That statement may seem weird to younger folks, but as a male over the age of 60, I have to get used to the fact that I could keel over dead of a heart attack any minute.
This tuesday Mississippians will enjoy the wonderful privilege of being able to vote in free and open elections. What a blessing!
According to the website Freedom House, only 45 percent of the world population can vote in free elections. Thirty percent are partly free. Twenty-five percent are not free.
I recently listened to closing arguments in the mental health lawsuit pitting Mississippi against the United States. The setting was the gleaming, modern federal building on the southside of downtown Jackson.
It’s a political year and I was happy to see all the major politicians show up at the Mississippi Press Convention in Biloxi. This week, I’m highlighting the two main candidates for the Democratic primary for governor.
Jim Hood, four-time Mississippi attorney general:
July fourth is a great holiday. Family, burgers, swimming pools, iced tea. It’s a fun relaxing holiday. An added bonus, so far this summer has been remarkably mild.
The signers of the Declaration of Independence were signing their death warrants if their rebellion was squelched. Our nation was founded on selfless bravery.