Last night on Music Row was all about our volunteers and supporters.
After a few days on the road in East Tennessee, my first stop in Nashville was at my campaign headquarters on Music Row to thank some of my volunteers and supporters for the good, hard work they’re doing across the state reminding people about the stakes this November.
There’s no better way to say thank you than with some tasty barbecue, good music, and an energetic speech by my friend Kix Brooks. Kix is a good conservative who realizes that Tennesseans have a long history of electing leaders who know how to get results, who understand that the job isn’t done just because you’ve made a good speech. I appreciate his support and I’m glad he was here tonight to help me thank those who are working so hard on this campaign.
I was also glad some of my family could make it out to thank the volunteers: our son Drew and his wife Cara, and our beautiful granddaughters Lauren and Helen, as well as Will’s wife, Louise, and their son, Houston Lamar Alexander.
I talked briefly about my concern for the direction of the country and the stakes this November.
We have an administration in Washington that doesn’t realize you can’t be both anti-business and pro-jobs. The big wet blanket the president and other Washington Democrats have thrown over our economy with all their regulations has made the so-called “recovery” from the Great Recession even worse than the recession itself. I told the group about my stop that afternoon in Crossville where I heard about an employer of 44 full-time workers who has been forced to turn about a third of her employees into part-time workers in order to manage the high costs of Obamacare.
That isn’t right. That’s not how you improve access to health care in this country. It’s time to start over in a more conservative direction.
The weather couldn’t have been better—better weather than we’ve seen in Nashville in August in I don’t know how long—and the company was great. I thank all my volunteers and supporters across the state for devoting so much time and energy to reminding Tennesseans to get out and early-vote before August 2nd.