@328Kwebsite "The 25 year old age limit set in the 1700s does not imply a favoring of youth for political office. ... We're up to 78 years now. 52 years old would be closer to the rate set in the 1700s. Wamp's own citations show that he is at least half as young as he needs to be."
So I take it that you've never heard of an amendment? If 200+ years worth of congressmen thought that 25 years old was too young to vote based on average life expectancy and age when one develps maturity or an established career, wouldn't they have felt that it was in the country's best interest to pass an amendment changing the age limit?
Obviously, they haven't, and many would argue for good reason. In the times that I met Mr. Wamp at governor campaign events compared to the times where I've heard Fleischmann speak, I feel that Wamp has more of a backbone to stand up for the interests of the 3rd district than our incumbent.
@esd brilliant comment. This is day 2 of his campaign, and it sounds like many are throwing stones before doing any research on the candidate.
@noleymoley regarding his intelligence and ability, you must not have paid attention to any of the TN Gov race b/c Weston easily handled his own when filling in for his dad at speaking engagements. Of the debates/roundtables with Haslam and Ramsey I saw, he more than stood toe to toe with Haslam during discussion. Only now he can be a fresh voice to Republican ideals.
For all the naysayers, Fleischmann has done next to nothing productive for the 3rd district in a House that has been very favorable to republicans this term, so what makes him a better choice than Wamp.
I like what I'm hearing. At this point in time, the current Congress is in shambles, and young Wamp is right in that it would be a positive turn of events to get a younger voice in Washington.
@dih, did you happen to read the article? Possibly the line mentioning, "my dad and I don't necessarily agree on every issue...".