Thursday, June 24, 2010

Methodist Minister plans to run for congress

David Melville, Pastor of Fellowship Methodist Church on Barksdale Boulevard, has thrown his hat in the ring for the 4th District congressional seat. Melville, who wants to replace Dr. John Fleming, says that Fleming got caught up in partisan fighting on the health care issue rather than trying to make it a better bill.
Melville says politics has become too divisive, and that politicians are only worried about winning or losing. That's true, but it's not a new phenomenon.
I'm certain that Melville is sincere, but every politician who runs for office promises to work across the isles. That seldom happens.
Melville is married to the sister of former Governor Buddy Roemer.


  1. I don't know anything about Pastor Melville, but it is good to have credible candidates on the ballot even if their chances of being elected seem to be slim and none.
    You just never know what might happen between now and the election, and if the incumbent gets involved in a scandal, it would be an embarrassment to the district for him to be re-elected by a landslide.

  2. David has my vote!!!!

  3. "Fleming got caught up in partisan fighting on the health care issue rather than trying to make it a better bill."

    What the good pastor doesn't realize is that we need someone who has gotten tied into partisan politics. We need someone who will put a fly in the ointment and kill these goofy bills outright. Now is not the time to put someone in office who will go along to get along. We have too many people like that in Congress now: John McCain, Lindsey Graham, Olympia Snow....

  4. What G.R. said.

    I don't know Fleming very well. And I know Melville even less well.

    But, I do know that ANYTHING the dimocrats propose needs to be stopped...not "made better."

    ANYTHING that Reid, NannyP, and ObozO propose is rotten at the root. If Pastor Melville is correct that Fleming was "partisan" on this issue, then running against him tells me all I need to know.

  5. I also agree with Realist, it's always good to have good credible candidates on the ballot. I think that is the sign of a healthy system.

  6. I'm not disagreeing with Realist. We truly do need credible folks to step up and run for office. And, I am quite sure that the good Pastor is a fine man...even though I will never vote for him if he truly believes that "working across the aisle" with NannyP is possible.

    When Fleming ran, I thought to myself, "This guy will never be elected. He's from Minden, and he acts kinda' weird on these commercials of his." What he was saying sounded all good. But, I figured he would lose.

    He would have, too, had it not been for the Hurricane that set back the election a month. But all in all, I've been pleasantly surprised. There was a guy that I knew nothing about that has pretty well represented my own beliefs.

    I did vote for him in the general election. I could not vote in the Primary, as I am not a registered "R."

    As hard as it is for me to punch the "R" button, it is impossible for me to punch the "D" button any more. I tried a couple of years ago during a Governor's race, and could not force myself to do it.

    I'm glad Melville is running. Who knows? He might win. I mean, Barbara Norton got elected, so ANYTHING is possible.

  7. Maybe if he would curse out a couple of cops and have Hurricane Chris down to the church . . .

  8. True "nuff" it's nice to have someone on the ballot who isn't involved in a scandal, but when has Dr. Fleming been named in any scandal?

    I agree with Andy, Dr. Fleming wasn't my choice at first and his campaign commercials didn't sell me on him either. I finally relented and voted for Dr. Fleming because there were no other choice in the general election. With that said, Dr. Fleming, in my opinion, has represented this district well and has fought well against Nasty Pelousy and the idiots on the left.

    Dr. Fleming, at this point in time, has my vote.

  9. GR, I did not say that Fleming had been involved in a scandal. I just said that anything can happen between now and the election. Just look at history. For example, the 2004 Illinois Senate race, where if there had been a credible Libertarian or independant candidate, they would have had a real chance at defeating Obama, after Jack Ryan was forced out. But nobody knew that Ryan would be forced out and that Keyes would be imported from Maryland to take his place on the ballot, making Obama a shoo-in with no other credible candidates on the ballot.

  10. It's working across the aisles, not isles. Isles are like islands. I saw this same typo on the blog post about the other Demo contestant.

  11. You are correct, my mistake.


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