In 2008 the public was hungry for a change, but the old guard of the TNDP were too afraid to make a move. They hunkered down, and stayed irrelevant and seemingly incompetent to even put up a decent website. But out on the front lines, people saw the opportunity, and saw that Forrester was with them. That's why he was chosen by such a large margin. The progressive urge in Tennessee is strong, and DINOsaurs won't be able to hold it back, regardless of how much whining and back-stabbing they do.