AlabamaElections

Insight into the always fascinating world of Alabama elections...




Alabama Elections Directory 2006

Got a Tip?(Anonymity Guaranteed) Complaints, Compliments, Corrections? Interested in Guest Blogging? E-mail me.

Thursday, September 01, 2005

Governor Harri Anne?


Harri Anne Smith has been publicly feeling out a run for governor for the past week. Smith is not exactly a household name in most circles, but she would make an interesting candidate. She made her leap from being politically active in her hometown of Slocomb to the State Senate in 1998 where she defeated longtime incumbent Chip Bailey in the Republican primary. Bailey had served in the Senate as a Democrat since 1982, but switched parties prior the 1998 election and lost his first foray as a Republican.

In the State Senate, Smith has compiled one of the most conservative voting records. Smith says that a poll she commissioned has given her a reason to be optimistic. But if the poll numbers were especially good, she'd make them public which at this point she has declined to do.

While at first glance her candidacy would seem quixotic in the face of the Riley/Roy faceoff looming, she could make an interesting alternative if the two heavyweights knock each other out. Smith starts off with almost no name recognition and certainly couldn't raise the money of an incumbent governor or a martyred ideologue, but assuming Riley and Moore spend all their money attacking each other, then she might not need much. Certainly most Republicans would find her a suitable alternative if both Riley and Moore collapsed. Since Riley and Moore both have strong detractors in their own party, maybe many Republicans would welcome a non-threatening conservative state senator to support.

One thing that a Smith candidacy would make much more likely is a runoff. One silver lining the Republicans had even if Riley and Moore both go to the mattresses, is that if they are the only serious candidates running, it is likely the GOP nomination would be won in the primary. With the addition of Harri Anne Smith as a third, credible candidate, a runoff seems more and more likely. And with a runoff could come another month of Republican hand-to-hand combat.
I don't have a clear concept of which candidate Smith would draw her voters from. She doesn't really share a geographical base with either Riley or Moore and though her arch-conservative voting record should appeal to Moore voters, her personality seems to reflect the more collegial pragmatism of Riley.

Smith' best bet would be too steer her candidacy directly between the pragamatism of Riley and the ideology of Moore and become all Republican's second-choice and if the chips fall right, maybe she'd have a real shot at the nomination.

5 Comments:

Blogger oakleyses said...

nike air max, red bottom shoes, ray ban sunglasses, louis vuitton handbags, longchamp outlet online, louis vuitton outlet, christian louboutin outlet, michael kors outlet online, nike shoes, tiffany jewelry, michael kors outlet online, burberry outlet online, chanel handbags, true religion, prada outlet, tiffany and co jewelry, louis vuitton, ray ban outlet, michael kors outlet store, coach purses, nike free, tory burch outlet, oakley vault, prada handbags, coach outlet store online, nike air max, christian louboutin shoes, polo ralph lauren outlet, christian louboutin, louis vuitton outlet online, polo ralph lauren, oakley sunglasses, kate spade handbags, burberry outlet online, kate spade outlet online, true religion outlet, longchamp handbags, longchamp outlet, gucci handbags, jordan shoes, michael kors outlet online, coach outlet, michael kors outlet, louis vuitton outlet, coach outlet, michael kors outlet online, cheap oakley sunglasses

7:51:00 PM  
Blogger oakleyses said...

nike air max, louis vuitton pas cher, air max pas cher, longchamp pas cher, ray ban pas cher, longchamp, nike free pas cher, mulberry, lululemon, converse pas cher, burberry pas cher, true religion jeans, nike blazer pas cher, tn pas cher, lacoste pas cher, air jordan, ray ban uk, ralph lauren pas cher, true religion outlet, ralph lauren, sac louis vuitton, chaussure louboutin, nike free, michael kors uk, hollister, abercrombie and fitch, hollister, north face, sac michael kors, north face pas cher, sac vanessa bruno, michael kors canada, nike air force, oakley pas cher, scarpe hogan, barbour, nike roshe, louis vuitton uk, guess pas cher, louis vuitton, new balance pas cher, nike roshe run, nike air max, vans pas cher, hermes pas cher, air max, timberland

7:59:00 PM  
Blogger oakleyses said...

soccer jerseys, mont blanc pens, wedding dresses, reebok shoes, north face jackets, ugg boots, ugg outlet, new balance outlet, nike huarache, roshe run, canada goose outlet, ugg, canada goose, mcm handbags, marc jacobs outlet, babyliss pro, longchamp, giuseppe zanotti, hollister, p90x workout, asics shoes, uggs outlet, uggs on sale, valentino shoes, celine handbags, canada goose outlet, insanity workout, ferragamo shoes, north face outlet, lululemon outlet, soccer shoes, instyler ionic styler, mac cosmetics, rolex watches, herve leger, abercrombie and fitch, nfl jerseys, birkin bag, beats headphones, chi flat iron, nike trainers, ghd, bottega veneta, vans outlet, canada goose outlet, ugg soldes, jimmy choo shoes

8:12:00 PM  
Blogger oakleyses said...

air max, wedding dress, canada goose pas cher, ugg, toms outlet, canada goose, oakley, pandora jewelry, hollister, replica watches, baseball bats, moncler, moncler outlet, vans, juicy couture outlet, canada goose uk, hollister canada, timberland shoes, converse, hollister clothing, ralph lauren, pandora uk, moncler, iphone 6 case, lancel, moncler, louis vuitton canada, nike air max, moncler, uggs canada, links of london uk, karen millen, ray ban, louboutin, canada goose, thomas sabo uk, gucci, coach outlet, parajumpers outlet, moncler, supra shoes, converse shoes, swarovski uk, pandora charms, swarovski jewelry, moncler, montre femme, juicy couture outlet

8:24:00 PM  
Blogger 风骚达哥 said...

20151005 junda
Michael Kors Handbags Huge Off
Coach Factory Handbags Outlet Store
Louis Vuitton Luxury Official Website
michael kors outlet
Ugg Boots,Ugg Boots Outlet,Ugg Outlet,Cheap Uggs,Uggs On Sale,Ugg Boots Clearance,Uggs For Women
Louis Vuitton Bags On Sale
michael kors handbags
toms outlet
michael kors handbag
Hollister Clothes for Girls Website
ugg boots
timberland boots for women
ray ban sunglasses uk
Coach Outlet Store Online Handbags Clearance
michael kors outlet
coach outlet
canada goose outlet online
louis vuitton outlet
nike trainers
oakley sunglasses,oakley vault,prescription sunglasses,polarized sunglasses,aviator sunglasses,spy sunglasses,oakleys,oakley canada,cheap oakley sunglasses,oakley frogskins,oakley holbrook,cheap sunglasses,wayfarer sunglasses,oakley standard issue,fake oakleys,oakley glasses,oakley.com,oakley prescription glasses,oakley goggles,sunglasses for men,oakley gascan,oakley store,oakleys sunglasses
coach factory outlet
ugg boots clearance
hollister clothing store
Michael Kors Outlet Sale Clearance
ugg boots
michael kors
cheap jordan shoes
Mont Blanc Legend And Mountain Pen Discount
Discount Ray Ban Polarized Sunglasses
louis vuitton

10:13:00 PM  

Post a Comment

<< Home

Blogarama - The Blog Directory Politics Blog Top Sites