Monday, September 16, 2019

Hood Accepts TV Debates

The Jim Hood for Governor campaign issued the following statement. 

The Jim Hood for Governor campaign announced Monday that it has accepted three statewide televised debates throughout Mississippi in October and urged Lt. Governor Tate Reeves to do the same.

The Hood for Governor campaign has agreed to the following debates:
  • Thursday, Oct. 10, hosted by WJTV with a live audience on the University of Southern Mississippi campus in Hattiesburg (one hour)
  • Thursday, Oct. 17, hosted by WTVA at its studio in Tupelo (one hour)
  • Tuesday, Oct. 29, hosted by WLBT in Jackson (at least 30 minutes)
“Since August 22 Jim Hood has called for three debates in different regions of the state as a way to reach as many voters as possible to discuss the issues important to them,” the campaign stated. “This will give different media outlets and different regions of the state a chance to participate. We hope Tate Reeves will agree to these debates across the state."
A letter was sent to all media outlets on September 4 by the Hood campaign seeking debate proposals with a one-week deadline of September 11 to submit those proposals. After reviewing multiple submissions, the Hood campaign accepted the three listed here.
 Kingfish note: The Reeves campaign press release issued this weekend said the Lieutenant Governor accepted an invitation from WJTV.  Does that mean we now have an agreement on at least one debate?


Anonymous said...

Tater's worst nightmare!!!
Hood is going to eat him alive! Nobody wants to hear how close he is to Trump or this Liberal paint job he tries to put on Hood. I wouldn't doubt, he has a scheduling conflict at the last minute.

Anonymous said...

This will be his undoing. I love Jimbo but he's a moron. A nine year old with a learning disability would clean his clock in a debate. I hope he rethinks this decision.

Anonymous said...

Are you sure, I was just watching the national news and there was no mention of this?

Anonymous said...

Good isn’t real smart nor quick on his feet. If you’ve heard him at the Neshoba County Fair in the past few years you understand what I mean. Like Tate or not, he’s smart and good with numbers and facts. He’s likely to beat Hood pretty badly in these debates.

Anonymous said...


Truth be known.

I doubt either one of these guys know how to reload shotgun shells.

Kingfish said...

They are both proficient with firearms.

Anonymous said...

Kingfish said...They are both proficient with firearms.

And the value of that is.........?

Hermit King said...

You don't need to be proficient with firearms to load shotgun shells, you need to be proficient with a Lee Shot Shell Press.

Cynical Sam said...

Did Jim-boy blink, or hood-wink?

Anonymous said...

Tate sounds like an angry 7th grader when he speaks. No offense meant to to 7th graders.

Anonymous said...

If the traditional political game plan is still true, Hood must be ahead in the polls. The second place candidate is always on the attack to challenge the front runner to a debate. Just an observation from the cheap seats but I’m sure the “experts” will set me straight.

Anonymous said...

Jimbo can sit on a "bush-hawg" for a Tee Vee commercial all day.

And leftenant Guv . . . Tater . . . can ride around in a MHP/SUV,

And I'm sure they are both very proficient when it comes to shooting Squirrels in Yazoo County.

November should be fun !

Stuff About ZeroBear PolyBear said...

I hope Hood asks Sweet Tater about his pledge to fight the law suit against use of the State motto "In God We Trust" from The Mississippi tag.

As I understand Federal Law requires states that use such a statement on their tag to offer a second version of the tag with the statement removed. If Mississippi had done that, there would have never been a lawsuit filed, but instead of following federal law, no second version was offered to the several hundred lost souls who would have requested it.

The funny thing? As I understand, Tater boy was in charge of thee Tag design decisions and it was his decision to violate federal law and drag us into that bucket of crap with ACLU. Would be interesting to hear Tater boy say he had nothing to do with violating the federal law regulating tag design and In God We Trust statements.

The second question I would ask him if I were Hood is what he thought he would accomplish when he used his influence and his wife's position on the HOA to attempt to get a special entrance ramp onto H-25 from their gated neighborhood. I guess Tater's answer would be, "What good is power if you can't use it for your benefit."

Anonymous said...

I wonder if Hood will start the debate by saying/singing "Hello Darlin'?" It might show a moment of levity in such a crazy race.

I dare ya Jim....

Anonymous said...

It's inevitable that they're going to debate. The gamesmanship now seems to be who's going to capitulate to the other's schedule. The regional thing that Hood is talking about is nonsense, though. Everyone in the state can watch any debate from the comfort of their home regardless of its location.

Anonymous said...

Federal law doesn't (or shouldn't) have a damned thing to say about automobile tags. Show me where that encroachment can be found in the constitution?

As to Tater sounding angry, apparently you (the poster) didn't watch Hood the night Tater was declared primary winner. He was madder'n a damned wet hen. Angry, red faced, belligerent, mean, foaming, gnarly. If that's representative of his persona, just one more among thirty reasons to vote for Tater.

Anonymous said...

I hope one of the moderators asks Jim Hood about his affiliation with John Moseley of Clinton Body Shop and the two of them trying to strong arm insurance companies into making them pay $90/hr labor rates(which is almost double that of Los Angles, CA and other high priced market. Hood has championed for his buddy Moseley and created a huge impasse between the body shops and the insurance companies with Hood being the AG.

Anonymous said...

@10:49, the tag design was chosen by the Mississippi License Tag Commission. This commission includes the department of revenue, governor's office, treasurer and AG. Tate had nothing to do with it.

Anonymous said...

Maybe Hood takes perfection....seriously

Anonymous said...

Oops, correction...maybe Hood takes pride in perfection....seriously!

Anonymous said...

Can u really actually list 30 reasons to vote for Tater.
I can only think of 1–Hood is a democrat.

Anonymous said... $90/hr labor rates(which is almost double that of Los Angles, CA and other high priced market.

Offer up some proof. Otherwise BS.

Anonymous said...

Mississippi License Tag Commission?? WTF kind of bullshit organization is that? I suppose somebody has to decide on the design of the next ugly tag. How about we save a shit-ton of money by having letters and numbers on a solid background and have prisoners stamp them out at Parchmann? I really don't give a shit about your favorite NASCAR driver, or whatever half-ass school you went to. It would probably also be easier for the license plate cameras to read your tag as well.

John Mosley said...

to anonymous
The fact that you hide behind anonymity tells me you are a coward who is making a statement with no regard to the facts being true or false. I am John Mosley, owner of Clinton Body Shop. If you are going to talk trash, learn how to spell my name.
Facts- Jim Hood has never been involved in the rates charged for automotive repair. Jim Hood has defined the meaning of a proper repair in regard to consumers in Mississippi.
Check out the guide here. I was one of several chose to be a member of the board when this guide was being written. The board was made up of insurance companies, repair shop owner/managers, and employees of both Jim Hood's office and Mike Chaney's office.
This guide was not well received by the insurance industry simply because Jim Hood defined a proper repair as one using parts equal to the OEM parts and using procedures deemed necessary by the maker of the vehicle.
As for your claim of higher labor rates than California, again you are simply telling a lie, or you don't verify your information before you make a public statement. The labor rates in California are on an average over 100.00 per hour for the same procedures we charge 65.00 per hour.
Your statements are very similar to the lies State Farm agents were asked to circulate when I ran for Insurance Commissioner in 2015. I assume you are an insurance company employee or closely associated with the insurance industry. At any rate, I call you a coward and quite frankly, a liar. i am a Republican but you can bet I am supporting Jim Hood for Governor. He doesn't sell out to big corporations. He holds them accountable to the consumers they serve. feel free to call me or better yet, come see me. We can debate the issues. I am John Mosley owner of Clinton Body Shop and I gladly leave my comments with my name.

Anonymous said...

Amen John. And I am a Ronald Reagan Republican voting for Jim Hood.

Anonymous said...

well john, looks like you and the 'ronald reagan republican' are gonna lose again by siding with the Hood. I wouldn't send my worst enemy to your crooked shop.

John Mosley said...

The only thing crooked in this conversation is your anatomy due to no spine.
I didn't expect you to answer with any real content. How would you like for you and I to sit down at a place of your choosing and debate this subject using Facebook Live ? - John E. Mosley

Anonymous said...

John Mosley just stuck it up your ass.

Anonymous said...

I'm glad you posted this to correct Tate's PAID ADVERTISEMENT on this site (which did not allow comments) that stated "Tate Accepts Debate Invitations, Crickets from Hood."

Tate is trying to take a page from Trump's playbook by lying to voters and then, just hope they're too dumb to actually fact check his nonsense.

There's no California liberals coming for the tag, neither Waller nor Hood have anything in common with AOC and Nancy Pelosi, and Hood absolutely will debate Tater.

Polly Wolly Doodle All Day.. said...

@ ZERO Poly-Stuffed Bear: You earlier identified yourself as a 25 or 30 something up and coming super star. That said, you pretty much painted all your forthcoming posts as immature nonsense. Who can read past the first sentence of any of your posts?

Anonymous said...

Hey John lets look at some facts. First, yourself and Doug White have supported the Republican candidate for the past several elections. You now all of a sudden are supporting Hood, I wonder why. Could it be that he helped you and Doug strong arm the insurance companies so you two could make more money off of them. Second, you and Doug could careless if someone gets an aftermarket part or a factory part. You get to mark up the factory part more so you make more money. Third you and Doug White are supporting Jim Hood, and we all know why.

John most folk on here are everyday average citizens who could careless about your body shop.

Anonymous said...

I appreciate John Mosley's response to an ill informed claim. However, since you are stating you are a republican but still supporting Jim Hood I will not use your shop. Please, do all of us a favor and post Jim Hood signs in your place of business so more people will know. I'm sorry but when you are running for Governor, party affiliation is very important. Regardless of how 'conservative' you think Jim Hood is because he's a Mississippian or whatever, he will be beholden to the Democratic party and their platform. And all you republicans who vote for Hood better pray extra hard that nothing happens to Cindy or Wicker. It's like people don't play out the full scenario of the ramifications of Hood as Gov't. But, maybe they really aren't republicans at heart...

Anonymous said...

I hate to say it but I'm a hardcore conservative leaning towards Hood too. That hurts even to type. Tate is like the Hillary of Republicans.

John Mosley said...

I will leave the blog with this comment

I support the candidate I think will do the best job for all Mississippians.
I have called on Jim Hood's office many times when consumers were not being treated fairly.
This is America, the greatest country on Earth thanks to many who served to keep us free. I respect others right and privilege to vote for whom they see fit and I vote as I choose. If you find that offensive, I can't help that.
One thing is for sure, whoever wins this election will be my governor.
I simply disagree with someone slandering my name on a public forum. I made the offer to debate this person's false statements in a public format and that offer will stand open. John E. Mosley

Anonymous said...

...but I'm a hardcore conservative leaning towards Hood too.

How so? Specifically what makes you a hardcore conservative?

Anonymous said...

Least we not forget the connections...trial lawyers.

Anonymous said...

“Although Mosley doesn't have a political background, he said that he has a good understanding of the issues and has surrounded himself with experts in the industry. He also hopes to work with the Mississippi governor to help repeal Obamacare.
"I'm 100 percent against a federal mandate," said Mosley. "I don't like any forced mandate on a citizen, whether it's State Farm, Parts Trader or especially the federal government trying to force their own health care system into place."

So, how do you and Hood stand on this one? You going to stand with him to repeal Obamacare or was that just said when you were running for office?

Anonymous said...

Well, Jeb just announced he is going to fundraise for Tate in Jackson soon. Hood just won my endorsement.

Anonymous said...


You were already a Hood-Rat before this. Don't forget that Stacey Abrams is supporting Hood. I think I would much rather
Jeb than Stacey.

8:12 funny how John forgets what he said when running for office. Bottom line is John owes Hood like so many lawyers do

Anonymous said...

I look forward to the debate(s). We'll have a baby-faced clown vs a country music idol who is about to bust a neck vein every time he speaks. One will rattle off memorized statistics and the other will regurgitate democrat talking points masquerading as what's best for the community. If we only had a third choice.

This whole election cycle has been a real yawner, including the state's top attorney who only has experience approving college savings advertisements.

Anonymous said...

I work at a big chain shop in town and we use a lot of aftermarket parts. Aftermarket parts SUCK but because the shop makes over 50% markup on aftermarket and only 20% on OEM parts then our owners make us use the aftermarket crap parts. Aftermarket=PROFIT=shitty repairs

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