Posted by: Jill Potts Jones | June 21, 2010

Why I’m glad I didn’t vote for Tim James

I met Tim James briefly at a Republican Meet and Greet in Lee County.  And when I say briefly, I mean as long as it takes to say, “Hi.”  He stayed long enough for candidate introductions and then he was gone.  I guess he gets panicky if he actually has to talk to people.  Reminds me of the orange monster on Bugs Bunny who looks out into the audience and screams, “PEOPLE!  oww!” and runs off.

 And that’s not the first time.  He was one of the guest speakers at a Tea Party held at Auburn University. He drove up 60 seconds before his speech, parked behind the podium, got out and made a five-minute speech, turned around and got back into his car and drove off.  Does this sound like a man who wants to be governor?  Sounds more like someone who wants to be royalty.

 His website,, is impressive.  He is pro-life, big on family values, and wants to bring common sense government back to Alabama.  He is a man of faith, but Bradley Byrne and Robert Bentley also call themselves Christians.  Common sense should tell him to pack up his big boy toys and go home, regroup and wait for the next gubernatorial election.  All he is hearing is a little voice saying, “they really want you to be governor—that’s why you came in third in the primary.” 

 Losing gracefully is something that’s been lost over the past 25 years.  It all started when parents decided their children should be able to do whatever they wanted to do.  So, when they weren’t chosen for cheerleading, football or whatever they wanted to do, they just kept requesting more and more activities be added at school or in the community until precious got picked to do something.  When you run for governor and lose, what do you do if you can’t handle disappointment?  You demand a recount, over and over and over again, and if that doesn’t work, you contest the election.  How far will Tim James go to be governor? And if he’s willing to pout his way to the Governor’s Mansion, what’s he really going to do for the State of Alabama?

 His actions are speaking far louder than his words.


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