It’s time to put some of my cards on the table. We’re all aware that Minister Derrick Grayson has announced his candidacy for Senate. The self-proclaimed Minister of Truth, or “TMOT” (cringe!) has thrown his hat into the ring as the ‘liberty’ candidate, despite the presence of Congressman Paul Broun in the same race.
Late last week, Grayson was whining about a Floyd County GOP Senate poll that supposedly left him off the count. (He was also upset when Buzz told him that many internet polls are unscientific, but I digress.) Grayson went as far as publicly denouncing the Floyd GOP in an attempt to make a not-so-legitimate poll a much grander issue. (If you ask me, I think it was a publicity stunt because he actually won this poll but again, not the point here). Now, I know Grayson is new to this, but should someone mention to him that you don’t get to be on a poll if you haven’t announced your candidacy yet? Exploratory committees don’t count. As soon as his official announcement was made public, his name was added to the poll. All of this transpired shortly after he posted the phone numbers of news organizations demanding that his friends and fans call them to get the campaign media coverage (By the way, did Peach Pundit get any calls?)
All of this may seem rather small on the scale but in the scheme of things, it falls in line with Grayson’s attempt to draw attention to himself at the expense of the message. I’m very disappointed to see a liberty-minded candidate playing the victim card. Members of the liberty movement have time and time again found themselves champions after having the right message and spreading those principles in a justifiable manner, not by spreading misinformation or throwing tantrums. It’s also disappointing to see a candidate go after an organization that has been open and welcoming to liberty-minded folks , especially over the recent months. It is time to settle down, Mr. Grayson.
This has nothing to do with being incarcerated (Which does makes me wonder 1) Can he vote for himself? 2) Is he able to answer the questions on this SOS affidavit for qualifying and 3) Has he had his civil rights reinstated after spending time in prison? If not, we are wasting time, money and valuable resources on a dandelion in the wind. More digression, though.). This has nothing to do with race. We can all appreciate an underfunded candidate and we can all appreciate someone who changes the conversation. Most of us can even get on board with a lot of what Grayson is saying: small government, more freedom. But point of information: You need a certain level of decorum. Our “kind” already tends to be the underdog. So why the infighting? Why make faction within a faction? We have a perfectly viable candidate who has been endorsed by Ron Paul. Paul Broun has been a proponent of liberty and he has the voting record to show for it. I think it is a waste of time to rally ‘round a candidate who runs of the risk of diluting the liberty message for his own personal promotion. If he truly wants to serve, I would encourage him to look to a race where there is not yet a liberty candidate. Besides, it’s not like there’s a shortage of Congressional openings.
So Minister Grayson, you said you were irritated by news outlets ignoring your race. We’re watching now. But as for liberty, you don’t speak for me.