Thursday, May 11, 2006

But how's his hook shot?

Despite his significant built-in name recognition advantage, Republican lieutenant governor candidate George Wallace, Jr., is polling neck-and-neck with Luther Strange, a much better-funded opponent whose TV ads have succeeded in introducing him as a tall guy who can drain one from the top of the key and who incidentally also doesn't much like taxes.

So how does Wallace plan to strike back? By playing the man-of-the-people card: "I'm a Wal-Mart Republican. I'm not a Mountain Brook Country Club Republican."

3 Comments:

Blogger Daedalus said...

But isn't Luther Strange a great name?

8:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Would someone explain to me what a "Wal-Mart Republican is? I'm sure most of the big stockholders are registered Repubs, but I suppose Junior is aiming at the shoppers. Sounds like he longs for the old one-party days of his daddy's generation when all you had to do was to slip a convenient adjective in front of the party label and do what you wanted anyway. Why not just go all the way and start your own party - if only for one election? Then he could really flatter his father's memory.

8:08 AM  
Blogger Alabamian said...

I'm guessing a "Wal-Mart Republican" is the term for a Republican who is poor or middle class. Or maybe one who isn't but who understands or relates to the common man. Or maybe one who drinks a lot of Sam's Choice cola. The possibilities are endless.

8:50 AM  

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