If McDaniel’s actions since his runoff election loss to Sen. Cochran represent the “honor of my life,” his life has been pretty pathetic.
McDaniel said next Tuesday, the day after the Labor Day holiday, that he will announce whether he will appeal to the Mississippi Supreme Court. Is there any real doubt that he will appeal? There is certainly no way I am qualified to judge the legal case of McDaniel, but I would wager that he will lose that appeal as well. But remember, the Mississippi Supreme Court decision may not be the end of the road. In an earlier press conference McDaniel claimed that his First Amendment rights were violated. That sets the basis, no matter how flimsy, that McDaniel could appeal to the federal court system.
Several people have asked me this question: How can McDaniel receive enough contributions to fund his legal challenge? I would guess the dollars are running short. However, that may not deter his lead counsel, Mitch Tyner, from continuing the legal challenge. While some legal professionals may frown on it, Tyner has never received so much free legal advertising. On the other hand, would you want to have Tyner handle your important legal matters?
As I noted in a previous post, the demand for mental health professionals in Jones County must be at an all time high. However, what if McDaniel is right and the earth is flat?