A Contest

Let’s have a little contest. There will be prizes. Piqued your interest?

Using the TIP LINE, submit your best, most succinct argument in favor of your favorite Lt. Gov. candidate. Submissions are open for the D’s and R’s. Erick and I will cull the herd, run them by some of our secret sources, and we will post the best of the lot. You don’t have to give us your name, and if you want credit please explicitly say so – otherwise it’s all anonymous. (I will of course need contact info for prize delivery).

Secondly, a few ground rules about the site over the next two weeks. Here we are, in the longest, hottest days of summer. Undoubtedly the races in Georgia are the most interesting in recent history. Things are going to get a bit… messy… here on PeachPundit. We have our share of Reed supporters and Cagle supporters… Cox folks and Taylor folks. (And don’t even get me started on Shyam… SEXY!!… but that’s another race).

So let’s all understand that it’s prime time. I’m not going to choke the enthusiasm of supporters here in the last two weeks. Keep it clean, keep it on-topic, and have fun. In two weeks we will be looking forward to the generals and not willing to extend as much courtesy to the losers.

By the way, Erick is going to kill me because I haven’t told him about the contest yet.

15 comments

  1. Melb says:

    Can we talk about something else other than the Lt. Gov’s race. How about if Eric Johnson is going to give up his power to a republican Lt. Gov.?

  2. GAPeach says:

    In two weeks, we’ll be looking forward to run-offs!
    And by the way, Johnson won’t give up power.

  3. Bull Moose says:

    Okay, even Bull Moose here is starting to tire of the Lt. Governor’s race dialogue that is ongoing here. It’s so negative it has allowed other races to go unnoticed.

    For one thing, I think it is an absolute disgrace that so many have allowed Bill Stephens camp to spread such vicious and desperate lies about his opponent Karen Handel. He’s shown himself to be the opposite of a gentleman and is unworthy of public trust. I think his actions are downright disgusting.

    He will go down to defeat and deservingly so. He couldn’t run on his own merits so he attacked and tried to destroy his opponent’s good name.

    It’s one thing to talk about issues and qualifications, but when you go after someone personally and make up lies about them as an individual, you need to be held accountable. Stephens accountability will come on July 18 in a remarkable rebuke at the ballot box.

    He and Ralph Reed should go into business together!

    As for your post about Johnson, I say that it’s not up to Johnson, but rather the entire Republican Caucus and I say that the power of the Lt. Governor is restored to that position if Casey Cagle wins. Johnson may not be interested in continuing to serve in the position that he’s been granted by the caucus.

  4. bowersville says:

    Bull,
    Even though Stephens got personal with Handel, in reality, Stephens gave credibility for Handel from the very beginning because of his(Stephens) attacks. Had Stephens done the sensible thing, by not attacking Handel and ignoring her, he would probably be the front runner now. But what does Stephens do, since the very same day Handel announces her caimpaign? Stephens attacks and gives Handel credibillaty. So what does Stephens do now, attack Handel and give bailey the edge over Stephens? Who knows, but if Stephens attacks Handel, the IDIOT only gives handel credibility!!!! Handel can take it, Stephens can’t.

  5. 4ofspades says:

    Bullmoose & B-ville,
    Continue to spread the word. Handel is the only choice in the SoS race.

  6. Maurice Atkinson says:

    bowserville,, that is a 100% correct assessment. I like Handel because of her effectiveness in her executive capacity in Fulton County. It sets a benchmark for what her work as SoS will be.

  7. debbie0040 says:

    I actually agree with Bullmoose, except for the Reed statement.

    Handel is the best candidate hands down. She understands the SOS office and what needs to be done.

    I can tell you that Handel has both conservative and moderate support out there. I think there is a good chance she will win without a runoff.

  8. 4ofspades says:

    Something interesting about the posters for Handel in this thread. Most are outside the metro Atlanta area

    B-ville – Hart County
    Maurice – Bibb County
    Bull Moose – Chatham County?

  9. Maurice Atkinson says:

    People are looking for someone they can believe in that doesn’t provide empty promises (this is not a slam against Stephens, but a slam against politics in general). Karen has presented her agenda professionally and curteously. She’s shown she can make hard choices and be effective. That is precisely what people are wanting in their leadership.

    I had been attending a class for the past year and was in DC in May. We met with a prominent RNC pollster. His assessment, for the fall, was that we are facing a Tsunami. His polling for the past year has trended negatively toward Republicans. Iraq is a concern, immigration hasn’t been handled well and the lobbying scandals have hurt us badly. It could be an ’04 in reverse. Seems the populace isn’t sure who to believe and the confidence is teetering. If we come out with a bold agenda focusing on restoring confidence in government we’ll be able to get over the hurdle. We’ll see.

  10. Bill B. says:

    From the BullMoose post above – corrected for truth and to show his obvious hypocritical nature.

    For one thing, I think it is an absolute disgrace that so many have allowed Casey Cagle’s camp to spread such vicious and desperate lies about his opponent Ralph Reed. He’s shown himself to be the opposite of a gentleman and is unworthy of public trust. I think his actions are downright disgusting.

    He will go down to defeat and deservingly so. He couldn’t run on his own merits so he attacked and tried to destroy his opponent’s good name.

    It’s one thing to talk about issues and qualifications, but when you go after someone personally and make up lies about them as an individual, you need to be held accountable. Cagle’s accountability will come on July 18 in a remarkable rebuke at the ballot box.

  11. Maurice Atkinson says:

    Bill, that is precisely what Ralph has done this entire campaign. Our criticism of Ralph is widely documented and is fact not innuendo.

  12. Bull Moose says:

    Bill B… You are a slick slick piece of work… Excuse me though, Ralph’s actions are well documented not only by accusations, but rather in Ralph’s own words through emails between he and Abramoff… Sorry, but the facts really speak for themselves.

    I think those people that continue to support Ralph and push his hypocritical agenda down the throats of Georgia are a sad bunch. They are blindly loyal and are gambling with their credibility.

    Yes, I’m from Chatham County and I can tell you that on July 18 Chatham County is going to be voting in favor of Casey Cagle, Karen Handel, and Brian Kemp.

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