Wednesday, March 12, 2008


John McCain has become the presumptive Republican nominee for president. He is a good choice for the GOP and I am certainly going to support him. I am withdrawing from the presidential race this year and might start a campaign for 2012 instead.
And I'm going to ask the Democratic candidates to join McCain, TN Senators Bob Corker and Lamar Alexander and Memphis Congressman Steve Cohen and other elected officials to either adopt my plan or craft a better one. Obama's slogan is "Yes, we can..." Clinton is trying to top it with "Yes, we will..." My slogan is "Yes, I Do..."
"Yes, I do have a plan to solve the shortage of organs for transplant. Do you?" It's a question every candidate for office should have to answer! We may establish a 501(c)3 group in order to focus more attention on the organ issue. And we will continue to utilize our alternative campaign website,,
to encourage supporters to suggest solutions to other issues. That website invites anyone to submit legislative proposals, which would then be refined by other visitors.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Beware the Ides of March the soothsayer said in Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar.”

(Statement from Republican presidential candidate David F. Diamond)
On Saturday, March 15th, 2008 at the New Hunan Chinese Buffet, 5052 Park Avenue in Eastgate Shopping Center in Memphis, I will celebrate the one year anniversary of the announcement of my presidential candidacy. It begins at the noon hour; I’m calling it the DIAMOND DUTCH TREAT LUNCHEON and we will treat it as a news conference.

I’ll speak for a few minutes. Then the public will be invited to act as a committee-of-the-whole, along with members of the media, critiquing my candidacy and my plan for solving the organ shortage. I’m also scheduling it for that date because it is the “Ides of March” which is a propitious time to be cautious and watchful in anticipating what lies ahead in the presidential campaigns.

I have Rep. Steve Cohen’s commitment to consider the legislative possibilities in my Plan to solve the shortage of organs for transplant. I have also personally given a copy to Senator John McCain and have invited him and Congressman Cohen to be co-sponsors of the need for legislative change in this non-partisan issue. I hope to have an opportunity to do likewise with Mike Huckabee, and Senators Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.

Although Mike Huckabee recently said he’s aiming for a deadlock at the Republican convention, it is now becoming clear that John McCain will be the likely GOP nominee, and if that’s how it turns out then my campaign tactics may have to change. Instead of anticipating a deadlock at the convention (as I had hoped) and becoming the party’s dark horse choice, I may considering running as a write-in candidate in November.

My comments, the discussion and questions will start at 12:30 noon (those wishing to have lunch may want to begin arriving around 11:30).

Some of the Memphis media representatives who I hope will attend include (but are not limited to): Blake Fontenay, Otis Sanford, Mary Powers, Bart Sullivan, Wendi Thomas, Jon Lindberg, Mike Hollihan, Mick Wright, Jackson Baker, and broadcasters like Craig Robbins, Ben Ferguson, Thaddeus Matthews, Claudia Barr and Norm Brewer, plus other broadcast managers and news directors. I’ll consider them as first-among-equals in our committee-of-the-whole.

New Hunan phone #: 901 766-1622
David F. Diamond
777 Mt. Moriah Rd., #46
Memphis TN 38117

Home: 901 761-5580
Fax: 901 761-5580
Cell: 901 846-1942

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

MEMO TO MEDIA -- and add to your Events Calendar

Mike Huckabee is not the only presidential candidate with a sense of humor. I did a stand-up comedy routine last Wednesday evening (2/27/08) at the open mic night at the Comedy TN Club.
I think my routine was an historic moment. I'm the oldest (76 years old) white male ever to step on stage at this venue as a virgin...performer. I stole from political satirist Mort Sahl updating his techniques to this new century. Mort used newspaper stories to feed his humor. I used stuff from TV and the Internet.
Comedy, TN is located at 6102 Macon Road - at Sycamore View - across the parking lot from Bass Pro. They say "Reservations are highly recommended! ... Call 384-HAHA." But, I told the media they can probably ignore that. The action starts around 8:15 pm. I was number 6 of a dozen. We each had 5 minutes. I did quite well. And videotaped it. I plan to put an excerpt of that on My Space and You Tube. Be there.