The cat is out of the bag – Bernie Reeves may run for Congress against Brad Miller.
Bernie, who publishes Metro Magazine, is a sort of irrepressible force of nature – brash, charming, outspoken and not at all impressed with a single politician walking around on two feet. I’d buy a ticket to watch a debate between him and Brad Miller. If he announces throw out the rule book and forget everything you’ve ever learned about campaigns – Bernie’s an original and his race would be too and he’s sure to put the fun back in politics.
Bernie’s also got one trait in common with Jesse Helms – he’s fearless. He’s not afraid of a fight. Or to take a stand that’ll hurt him politically. And that’s about the hardest trait to find in anyone in public office.
I can’t think of anyone who’s ever thrown his hat into the political ring who’s less likely to turn into a Washington politician if he’s elected.