Dems for Bush?
Some Republicans claim John DeBerry; others covet, er, Willie Herenton.
August 13, 2004 at 4:00AM
It depends on whom you ask as to particular identities, but even if you don't ask, leaks and rumors are rife in Shelby County Republican circles just now about the likelihood of some imminent (and eminent) local Democratic defectors to the presidential campaign of the GOP's main man, President George W. Bush. Nobody is naming names just yet (read: counting eggs before they hatch), but hints and indirect suggestions from a variety of sources led me straightaway to one prospect -- state representative John DeBerry, an African-American businessman/minister who has a constituency he describes as racially and politically diverse.