The Nashville Scene's hand-picked favorite candidate, DA Torry Johnson will not be running for Mayor. But here's a frightening prospect that might make even me consider voting for Buck Dozier: darling of the Tennessee neo-cons, Beth Harwell is considering a run, says the NCP.
The fact that Harwell was the gubernatorial favorite in a straw poll of right-wing blogs does not mean that she is qualified to be straw boss of Metro government (in fact, that should be a huge strike against her). Harwell appears to have had a checkered ethics and outsourcing history, which ought to give Nashvillians pause. Given the Davidson Co. Republican Party's recent shenanigans, I wouldn't put it past them to try an sneak her by the goalie, even though our county is true blue.