...as the soothsayer said in Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar.”
MEMO TO MEDIA
(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