The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

9 April 2005

Watts in store

Political consultant and former Congressman J. C. Watts has hinted that he might run for governor against Brad Henry in 2006. Watts, now living in the Washington metro, still comes back to Oklahoma on occasion, still owns a house near Lake Eufaula, and surely misses one aspect of life here in the slow lane: he'd take, he quipped, any job "that would get me in Oklahoma and get me a driver." After once around the Beltway, I can't say as I blame him.

Rep. Tom Cole, who occupies Watts' old House seat, says there's still time for J. C. to make up his mind, and suggests that Mary Fallin, the three-term Lieutenant Governor, is also contemplating a run for the Mansion. Can either of them beat Brad Henry? Too early to say at this point, but while Henry is popular, he's not all that popular.

Posted at 8:31 AM to Soonerland

seems like it would be pretty tough for either one to beat governor henry at this point. his track record so far seems to be hittng .1000, and all without steroids! JC and Mary have way too many skeletons in their closets. brad henry's biggest trouble will probably be with liberal democrats who dont like the fact that he's a conservative democrat

Posted by: Simpson at 8:57 AM on 9 April 2005

What -- in Oklahoma? LOL!

Posted by: McGehee at 10:12 AM on 9 April 2005

Contrary to popular belief, we do have some liberal Democrats here, and no, we don't keep them in a mayonnaise jar on Funk and Wagnalls' porch.

Posted by: CGHill at 10:26 AM on 9 April 2005

I am a Republican who voted for Largent, and Iiked Henry at first. But he seems dead set on throwing us headlong into every gambling venture he can find to drum up revenue. That's not leadership - it's copping out.

I'll go on record here - since I've done so well in the past. Watts will wipe the floor with him.

Posted by: Dan at 9:03 PM on 9 April 2005

J.C. could be a contender ... I mean he will do anything for a buck, including those cheesy infomercials with the "make a million investing in real estate" dwarf. He might be just what we need :)

Posted by: Ron at 8:14 AM on 11 April 2005