From an Internet story this past weekend: A "key Texas consultant has offered his endorsement of Sharp for Governor, an action this particular consultant wouldn't do unless there was a campaign and they were on board with it." Didn't know consultants were supposed to offer endorsements. Thought candidates were supposed to come to us. Maybe on his website they will have a list of supporters by category - elected officials, business leaders, organizations, PACS, consultants.
Speaking of Sharp for Guv, if he's going to take on Chris Bell in the Dem Primary, then maybe both candidates will run as Dems. In a contested primary, Sharp won't be able to run with ads saying that he and W work well together. Still think that Sharp erred big time when he ran as GOP lite in the '98 general election. Sharp needs to 'splain why he ran such a goofy campaign - and Dems need to demand a 'splanation. If we don't, then we deserve to be chumped next year.
Clichés that were used: "sit back and watch the master Kobayashi", "Chestnut (a contestant) is in trouble", "pound per pound, Chestnut is the best rookie we've ever seen", "don't know if he has the game", "Kobayashi is putting distance between him and the other eaters", "this guy has capacity", and "on a world record pace."
One contestant even had a helmet cam. Some of the qualifications of contestants: one once ate 10 pounds of cheesecake in 9 minutes, one ate 6.3 pounds of deep fried asparagus in 11 1/2 minutes, and one ate 49 glazed donuts in a contest. It was pointed out that the crowd began to arrive at the venue before dawn.
July 5, 2005, 9:00AM