U.S. Senator-elect Bob Corker hit Memphis late Thursday afternoon as the last stop on a Thank You tour of Tennessee and underscored the fact that he intends to represent all the people of Tennessee. Corker, a Republican, was flanked by the two ranking local GOP office-holders, Sheriff Mark Luttrell and District Attorney General Bill Gibbons, as he addressed a small crowd of well-wishers and media in the lobby of Signature Air Services.
The senator-elect made a point of noting that Harold Ford is one of my constituents and praised his former Democratic opponent as a very talented and articulate human being. He had been fortunate in that the campaign between himself and Ford had not turned into a national referendum, which would not have been good for us, but became a choice between two people. With a wry grin, Corker observed that he would be the only one in my class of newly elected Republican senators and said, Im pretty sure Ill be the president.