Running for the right reasons
Mayor Briley is running for a full four-year term because he’s proud of what he’s accomplished over the past 18 months and knows he can do even more to bring equity to all Nashvillians.
John Cooper, on the other hand, is running simply because he sees a path to buying the race. As recently as six months ago, Cooper was telling reporters he was done with public service. He wasn’t even going to run for a second term on Metro Council; he had other things to do.
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As Cooper told The Tennessean: “Government can take 150 percent of your time.”
Yes, it can. And Mayor Briley is the only candidate in this race willing to put in the time to serve the people of Nashville.
When John Cooper’s political consultants showed him last spring that he could use his personal fortune from real estate deals in Williamson County to buy the mayor’s office, his spirit was miraculously revived and his calendar was suddenly free. He finally found something he could say yes to.
Mayor Briley never had to think twice.