A “good to great” flashback for Dean?

When Karl Dean first ran for Nashville mayor in 2007, rival Bob Clement ran TV ads espousing his plan for taking the city “from good to great.” If that sounds familiar, it’s because Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Lee is making a similar pitch in this year’s governor’s race again Dean.

The idea is pulled from a 2001 management book by Michael C. Collins called Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap … and Other’s Don’t. Lee likes to talk about the concept of taking Tennessee from good to great on the campaign trail (and as he tries to avoid criticizing the achievements of term limited Gov. Bill Haslam, a fellow Republican.

Here’s Lee’s latest spot that includes the good-to-great reference toward the end:

And here’s the full Clement ad from 2007:



2 Responses to A “good to great” flashback for Dean?

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    Misty Pardner says:

    Lee has big shoes to fill. I hope he carries over a lot of the current administration.

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    Susan E Gingrich says:

    I hope Lee governs as a genuine conservative and looks for ways to save taxpayer dollars, not increase taxes and spend more like our current governor. No need to fill anyone else’s shoes or placate political special interests either.

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