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Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Nothing to celebrate?

Wonder how much faith the state's Democratic Party has in unseating U.S. Rep. Jim McCrery tonight?

I'll answer for you: not much.

Conspicuously absent from the list of Democratic candidate celebrations going on in the seven congressional districts throughout the state is the one for the Rev. Artis Cash. In Cash's place is one for local mayoral candidate Cedric Glover.

Cash may have gotten their backing, but as far as their confidence, that's something else completely. For the record, Cash had his party at the Clarion Hotel in the 1400 block of East 70th Street.

While others may feel he's tilting at windmills, Cash borrowed another analogy - this one from the world of sports - to illustrate his hopes of unseating McCrery: "I feel like Cassius Clay going in to fight Sonny Liston. I'm going to shake up, at least, this part of the world."

It may be obvious, but Clay (now Muhammad Ali) flattened the brooding, boorish Liston whom most thought was as unbeatable as a heavyweight champ could be back in 1964.

From the viewpoint here, though, Cash's Clay may be running into Larry Holmes - not quite the greatest but the champ, nonetheless.


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