Love him or hate him, you have to admit Del Gill gets your attention. Like a bull dog, when Del latches on to an issue he won't let go. Be it the single Democratic column or a People's Conference he's in it to win. The effort was to have the Shelby County Democratic Party hold a Mayoral Conference that would select one Democratic candidate for Memphis mayor out of the ever growing number of hopefuls.
From its conception the idea of the Party being involved in hosting an effort to choose the next mayor seemed doubtful at best. The cost would have been prohibitive, we didn't have a team ready to move, and we only had a couple of weeks. Even though the architect of this conference agreed to change from finding a single candidate to whittling the number of mayoral hopefuls down to four it still was a long shot.
But I welcomed the idea from Del, at least he was offering suggestions. If this Party is going to go forward we will need to be creative. Del also invited former Mayor Herenton to speak. Now this is the third time Herenton has come to a recent SCDP event, uh Congressman Cohen it might be a good idea to drop by. There is an election coming up.
Last night was an example of what SCDP can be if everyone works together. The evening showed that we Democrats can work together. If we are respectful of each other and stay focused on the prize there is nothing we can't get done.