We wish Congressman Norwood the best of luck. Our prayers are certainly with him. OnlineAthens.com has an article about the Congressman’s political future, given his recent health issues.
Politically, though, some wonder if Norwood’s illness will prevent him from running for re-election in the new 10th District next year, or if it will become an issue in the campaign.
“Being a member of Congress is not easy and requires physical stamina and long hours,” University of Georgia political science professor Charles Bullock wrote in an e-mail. “If he cannot meet those demands, will he become discouraged?”
Norwood’s staff says he will run for re-election next year in a revamped district that will include Clarke County, along with part of his native Columbia County and most of Northeast Georgia.
I’d be somewhat surprised if Charlie did not run. He’s still top dog and will not face any serious opposition. If Robert Byrd can keep going to the Senate, by God Charlie can keep going to the House.