Second Candidate

Chris’ entry on the mayoral debate reminded me to mention that I was at a Briley event in Germantown on Sunday and was fortunate to observe a charming interaction between the candidate and an attendee. Actually, it was the guy who was working there as a caterer, and when Briley and the Caterer Dude shook hands, Caterer Dude said he had heard Briley on the radio that morning, and that Briley had made him think.

Briley casually asked for details: what had he made him think about? But Caterer Dude didn’t really have anything more specific to say – he just reiterated that Briley had made him think.

Still, Caterer Dude said, “I’ve already got my candidate chosen. I’m voting for Howard Gentry.”

To which Briley replied with a smile, “That’s OK. I’d be happy to be your second candidate.”

2 Comments so far

  1. chez bez (unregistered) on June 26th, 2007 @ 11:24 am

    That’s a great reply. I bet it made Caterer Dude think some more.

  2. Andrew (unregistered) on June 26th, 2007 @ 2:45 pm

    Briley probably suspects that Howard Gentry won’t make the runoff and therefore “second candidate” status would mean he’d get the vote that actually matters…

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