A man with no political experience but a ton of name recognition won the presidency in 2016 and created a roadmap for candidates all over the country (maybe the world) to do the same thing.
Obviously, there is no comparison between President Donald Trump’s fame and that of ex-Auburn University football coach Tommy Tuberville, but Tuberville is better known in Alabama than almost any of his would-be opponents in the race to take on U.S. Senator Doug Jones (D-AL) in 2020.
This could be one of the reasons we saw a poll, which did not include Tuberville, released that showed Roy Moore leading the pack that includes three congressmen and the Alabama Senate leader.
Now, another poll is making the rounds in Alabama politics.
It shows the following:
Tommy Tuberville – 23 percent
Mo Brooks – 21 percent
Roy Moore – 20 percent
Bradley Byrne – 19 percent
Tuberville’s campaign launch appears to be based on telling people how much he loves Donald Trump.
SPOILER: He loves him a lot.
Maybe this is a solid strategy, but Luther Strange and Roy Moore both said they loved Trump and got his endorsement, but they both went on to lose.
Dale Jackson is a contributing writer to Yellowhammer News and hosts a talk show from 7-11 am weekdays on WVNN