Word in Rocky Top is that there are many people pushing our wonderful mayor to run for governor of our great state. So, why has he not announced he’s running yet? With numerous articles that have been written about him, many tweets with the hashtag draft Burchett and even a tweet from Susan E. Gingrich, the sister of Speaker Newt Gingrich. It seems to this blogger that he needs to announce and start running for more than the next Krystal line. Plus Kelly Burchett as the next Tennessee First Lady how could he lose? So, why hasn’t he??
Burchett is term limited for mayor after 2018, but he has many jobs to pick from. He could become a horse farmer, walk away from politics, and stay at home and just be a daddy and a husband. He could follow his passion of metal detecting and spend his days hand in hand with his wife and daughter finding life’s little treasures, or he has two huge political moves he could make.
Mayor Burchett could run for daddy Duncan’s seat in congress, with a fiscally conservative thought process and proven dedication it could definitely squash any chance State Representative Jason Zachary has at going to Congress, or he could jump into the governor’s race.
What stands in his way from going to Nashville? Well let’s think about Governor Haslam and Governor Bredesen. They both are multi millionaires,not home grown men who have had to fight for every dollar they have made. Could he beat a millionaire that is beginning to become a household name like Randy Byod, and what about the other 5 people who want to run? Would he just be another name in the game like the Republican Presidential Primary was in 2016? And what about his family? He would have to uproot them from their home and school to run our great state? It’s his calling is it there’s? We have seen First Lady Melania Trump and Barron Trump stay at Trump Tower instead of moving into the WhiteHouse. The times are a changin?
It’s a lot to think about, in this bloggers opinion I’m on the governor bandwagon for our great mayor and it’s time for a change on the hill. We need a blue collared governors who truly cares for this state and its great citizens. I mean who could be better for the job than him? Come on Mayor Burchett let’s do this!! I mean hurry before Rogero throws her name in the race!