Dear Governor Haslam:
This is my 127th letter to you.
You are governor again. Congratulations to you. I know you are glad you won. My hope is we won too.
Second chances are rare and you have a great one. You can define Tennessee as being for all Tennesseans. You can put an end to the idea that anyone is disposable. You can put an end to the idea that political ideology is more important than public service. You can define policy by long term solutions to problems rather than long term problems caused by misguided short term solutions. You can give all Tennesseans a chance to lead a healthy life. You can make sure socio-economic status is no longer a terminal illness for anyone. You can be a governor that saves lives instead of allowing some to die. You can be the legacy by which future governors are measured or you can be the curse they try to deliver us from.
Expand Tenn Care. It is that simple. Speak for those no one speaks for. The opportunity is there.
Until next time.