David Tandy’s Campaign Wakes Up a Bit

Yesterday David Tandy’s mayoral campaign woke up for a minute and sent out an email blast.

Take a look:

Just over a year ago Progressives across America came together and worked to change our political system and help elect a president who has made each of us proud. Here in Louisville we have the opportunity to do the same thing in 2010: elect a mayor who embodies those same Democratic values, has that same vision for the future, and provides the type of leadership we need right now.

David Tandy has represented the people of Louisville with honor and integrity as a member of Metro Council. He has been a strong voice for change, he has stood up for working families and has offered common sense solutions to the problems we face. He and his wife Carolyn have committed themselves to making Louisville a better place to live for their children, and for each of us.

We’d like to invite you to learn more about David and his policies for moving Louisville forward. You can receive regular updates on the campaign by clicking here, join our growing network of volunteers by clicking here, or help support David’s campaign by making a contribution online by clicking here. You can also follow our campaign by becoming a fan on Facebook by clicking here.

With your help and support, David will bring his record of leadership to the mayor’s office. Together, we will work for the open, honest, and responsive government we deserve.


Megan Brown
Campaign Manager
Tandy for Mayor

So. Uh. Far be it for me to tear Tandy down again (done that quite enough already with, you know, facts and reality), but. Uh. Um… Comparing him to Barack Obama? REALLY?

Love Barack Obama or hate him, he’s presidential-caliber, isn’t an empty suit, has never been afraid to speak with his constituency and doesn’t run from simple questions.

This city knows David Tandy. David Tandy is no Barack Obama. David would do himself and his constituents well if he just stuck to talking about David Tandy, what he’s done and what he hopes to do (and maybe, you know, stop running from people with questions).  Cause this whole comparing himself to the President?  It’s not working.

P.S. About eight of my various email accounts somehow found their way to David’s email blast list. Surely he paid for each and every one of those addresses, right?

6 thoughts on “David Tandy’s Campaign Wakes Up a Bit

  1. GOT to be kidding me?….the inferance that Tandy is anything like the President is a cheap shot of Tandy attempting to say,”Black President”….so lets Louisville have a “Black Mayor”….

    Why would Louisville want a non-commital, flip-flop, wishy-washy Mayor like Tandy?…Even if being Black makes him racially fashionable?

  2. I think it’s much more simple than race.

    David thinks he’s a leader just because he says he is.

    On election night 2008 (general election, when he started turning into an empty suit), he told me on-air that he was a lot like Barack Obama because he was married and had two kids. Mike Petchenik looked at David like he had a worm crawling out of his nose. Everyone standing in the circle – including the photogs – nearly shat themselves with laughter.

    At that moment, David began spinning and started trying to turn himself into a political star. He told me off-camera but not off-the-record that night that he was running for mayor. He also promised me he’d never run from issues and wouldn’t side step questions. I believe others overheard that conversation, as well.

    Was just mind-blowing that such a promising leader seemingly in an instant morphed himself into do-nothing, say-nothing, empty suit.

    He may be trying – I have no proof – to hitch his wagon on the race card. But I’ve yet to see him address a West End issue in this mayoral race, I’ve yet to see him take major public stances on anything and I haven’t met too many people from the West End who consider him a viable leader at the present time. (Most don’t know who he is)

  3. I think David Tandy is going to discover a lot of what he thinks is his base slipping away from him.

    The Barack Obama in this race is Tyler Allen. That’s because Obama wasn’t about being black, he was about being bold, smart and competent.

    David Tandy probably thinks because he has demonstrated some leadership ability by his quick decision making. I’m sorry, but expedience is not leadership. Not thinking through very serious issues of the day (bridges project, Swift/Butchertown matter, and more) is what is going to sink him.

  4. “He has been a strong voice for change, he has stood up for working families and has offered common sense solutions to the problems we face. ”

    are those your “progressive” credentials? sounds like any other campaign collection of empty keystrokes, Democrat or republican, Progressive or teabag.

    Progressives are most concerned right now about ending the two wars we are fighting, health-care reform (single-payer!!) and protecting a woman’s right to choose from a furious and renewed assault by the right wing. come out in support of the Progressive agenda and I’ll believe you are a Progressive.

  5. Don”t forget that Tandy led the Charge to defeat Senate bill 80 and said there is no need for TRANSPARENCY . He is Jerry”s bitch!

  6. The only thing that David Tandy and President Obama have in common is that Barack Obama is half-black and David Tandy’s candidacy is half-baked.

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