Live from Music Row Monday morning on The Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. – host Leahy welcomed the creator of the Huey Report, marketing expert Craig Huey (pictured above), in-studio to discuss how to strategically eliminate evil by utilizing his Tennessee Voter Guide to stop bad policy and the destruction of American values.
Leahy: In-studio with us right now, our very good friend Craig Huey, a database marketing expert who left California, came to Tennessee, loves it here in Tennessee. Has something special for us to talk about today: a Tennessee voter guide for local primary elections. Good morning, Craig.
Huey: Michael, it’s great to be with you!
Leahy: It is always great to have you in-studio. You bring a lot of fun, a lot of energy.
Huey: Right now we’ve got local primary elections coming up and people don’t pay a lot of attention to primary elections.
Leahy: By the way, you’ve got this voter guide you put up. It’s on the web, Tennessee Voter Guide | (tennvoterguide.com) It’s very impressive. It’s a nonpartisan guide. Define this. What are you doing with this? What are you trying to accomplish?
Huey: Here’s the thing, Michael. The voter guide can transform an election, especially down-slate, which means the lower candidates that most people don’t even know about, especially local elections.
You know how important the school board is in these different races that are local. And we’re dealing with schools and taxes, we’re dealing with regulations and we’re dealing with freedom. We’re dealing with business here in Nashville. I moved my company from California to Nashville. And lo and behold, I’m hit with a tax. It’s like it followed me.
Leahy: So you reside in Williamson County, but your business is in Davidson County. And boom, you are hit with a tax. You said [you] moved from California to get away from this kind of junk. Now, the very interesting concept.
You go to the website tennvoterguide.com. It’s a nonpartisan guide to local primary elections. We’re going to do several of these. This Monday morning, we’re going to do your nonpartisan voter guide for Davidson County.
Huey: And, Michael, let me tell you, for Davidson County and for Williamson and Rutherford – and we’re covering, out of the 57 counties, at least 10 counties, as many as we can. There are hundreds of candidates we have to take a look at.
Why are we doing a voter guide? Because people don’t know how to vote their values. Why are we doing a voter guide? Because the Democrats have learned it can increase the win rate of a marginal, or a candidate that would probably lose, into a winner, because people simply follow it.
And we created this voter guide so you could actually walk into the poll, pull open your cellphone, and take a look at who to vote for. And it’s simple.
Leahy: So this morning we’re going to do Davidson County.
Leahy: A week from today, we’re going to do Williamson County.
Leahy: And then the following Monday – that gets us before the election, I think it does …yes, it does – then we’ll do the rest of the other counties in the area, Rutherford, Sumner, et cetera.
Leahy: Now, this is so important. Davidson County, you have a concept here. I just want you to explain this. You said this thing and I thought wow! Wow! When you’re a conservative voting in Davidson County part of your plan should be to strategically limit evil. (Chuckles)
Huey: Oh, yeah. So think about this. I want every listener to think about this: Strategically limiting evil means you’re voting to be able to stop evil, stop bad policies, and stop the move towards destroying the values of our country.
And in the case of Davidson County, there are so many bad candidates, you can’t find a good one to vote for except for a few cases.
Leahy: On the board of education, there’s some, you’re going to talk board of education and judges. But the big race here, where strategically limiting evil is a good strategy is for district attorney.
Huey: Right. So what you want to do, you have to evaluate. The strongest candidate might be the candidate that could run for a higher office for Congress, or for governor, and if they’re going to be a superstar, torpedo them now in their career now, get a weak candidate.
Leahy: Let’s talk about that a little bit, because people that have come on the show that talked to me are incredulous that there are no Republican candidates for district attorney in Davidson County.
Huey: I’m shocked. I’m saying where is the Republican party?
Leahy: Rule number one is to show up. And in the district attorney’s race, I’m sorry to say the Tennessee Republican party did not show up.
Leahy: But nonetheless we’ll talk about how, in that race, you can strategically limit evil according to the Tennessee Voter Guide on the web at tennvoterguide.com.
Leahy: Today we’re talking about local elections in Davidson County. Next Monday [the guide posted] will be Williamson County, and then Monday after that, the other counties in the area.
But let’s talk about this concept of strategically limiting evil, as it applies to the district attorney’s race. Let’s just restate this again.
Leahy: The Republicans don’t have a candidate.
Huey: No. The Republicans failed to run a candidate, and so it leaves out good options. So do you leave it blank, or do you vote for the candidate that is going to do the least harm? So you have to evaluate a number of things.
How radical are the other candidates that are running that are Democrats? Will one of them run for a higher office, Senate, or governor that you could actually torpedo and have them lose a lower race like this district attorney’s race, so they don’t do harm in the future?
Leahy: So let’s talk about this. The primary is what, May 3, somewhere around there. The first week of May is the primary.
Leahy: And so the Democratic primary, the Republican primary. And if you’re in Davidson County, if you’re a Republican, you don’t have an option to vote for. But some people will vote in the Democratic primary. Glenn Funk is the incumbent.
Leahy: But tell us about the two challengers.
Huey: The two challengers are very clear that they’re not going to uphold certain laws.
Leahy: Hold up. Isn’t it the job of a district attorney to enforce the law?
Huey: (Chuckles) But they say they’re not going to uphold laws – on the strict abortion law, they won’t enforce it. On a marijuana law, they won’t enforce it.
Leahy: Do they think they’re a separate state?
Huey: They believe that they’re doing what’s right. They don’t have a principled understanding of following the Constitution.
Leahy: They don’t believe in the rule of law, and yet they’re running for district attorney. Who are the other candidates?
Huey: We have Sarah Myers, and Danielle Nellis, both worse politically because they’re more political activists with great ambition for the future.
Leahy: I think we’ve seen the Sarah Myers person, right? She is in her late 30s and has a resume that says this is a person who knows what they are doing in a courtroom.
Huey: She’s been with the Department of Justice with the corruption of the Department of Corruption … Justice. She has the ideology of the Department of Justice.
And she’s got the backing of many people back there. She’s been fighting for what she says [are] victims of racial and domestic violence. So that’s one of her big positionings.
Leahy: How about victims of crimes?
Huey: Oh, my gosh.
Leahy: Is she going to do what the district attorney in Manhattan has … [he] said, well, we’re not going to prosecute anybody who’s actually committed crimes for misdemeanors or things of that nature.
Huey: She’s for bill reform.
Leahy: Which means no cash bail.
Leahy: Revolving door.
Huey: Systematic reform. She thinks there’s injustice in the way everything is. On the death penalty, she says, I will not enforce the death penalty as district attorney.
Violent crime, she says one of the key pillars of my campaign is crime prevention. And then you go into what crime prevention is, and it’s basically, how do you get mental health for the criminal?
Leahy: That’s crime prevention?
Leahy: I thought it was putting people who commit crimes in jail. That’s prevention.
Huey: She says, I’m proud to support human rights campaigns and their work towards full equality for all Nashvillians. And she is endorsed by radical Democrats. She is an up-and-coming person who would love to be running in top offices here in Tennessee.
Leahy: Okay, so she’s a Lefty. And then who’s the other candidate there?
Huey: Danielle Nellis. And we have rated her very, very low. And so with her rating, we have given her two stars.
Leahy: Out of how many?
Huey: Out of five.
Leahy: What did you rate Sarah Myers?
Huey: She was also two.
Leahy: How about Glenn Funk?
Huey: We gave him three just because …
Leahy: He’s not as bad as the others.
Huey: … he’s not as bad as the others.
Leahy: He’s the incumbent.
Huey: Yes. Now, this is one where it’s not a clear thing, but if I were to vote in Davidson County, I’d have to go for him. If I take a look at it …
Leahy: So the idea here is strategically limiting evil.
Huey: That’s what it is. And usually, I’d like to get an incompetent candidate, one who can’t speak, one who looks terrible in a debate.
Leahy: Incompetence in the sense that they can articulate their viewpoint, and they are interested in pursuing a different version of justice. It’s Glenn Funk over the other two in that Democratic primary.
Let’s talk about the school board. Now, the school board, they’re nine members, and they kind of stagger the terms. How many, are four or five up this time?
Huey: The school boards are so important. And so we have District 2, and we have a really good candidate, Mark Woodward, that we gave a four-star. He almost got a five-star.
Leahy: What’s so good about Mark Woodward? Is he on the ballot as a Republican?
Huey: He’s on the ballot as a Republican. There are a couple of Republicans on the ballot. There are three Republicans on the ballot. He outshines the others.
Leahy: Why does Mark Woodward in District 2 outshine the others?
Huey: He wants to take a look at the curriculum. He wants to make sure that it’s the parental choice for masking. He wants to be able to make sure that this is not an indoctrination of the kids in public education.
Leahy: All those things are good. Do you have a couple of other picks?
Huey: Well, yeah, there’s another Republican running that gets a four star.
Leahy: In which race?
Huey: And that is in District 4, Kelli Phillips.
Leahy: Oh, Kelli Phillips. She’s been a guest on this program.
Huey: Well, she’s very good, and she’s running against some radical Democrats.
Leahy: That seems like an easy choice there.
Huey: And then there’s an Independent we have endorsed, and that’s in district 6, Fran Bush.
Listen to the interview here:
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