IndependentThinker first posted this article in a previous discussion, but selfish ole’ GAWire thought it deserved front page presence, seeing that there is actually a possibility that Ralph Reed could hold statewide office in Georgia soon.
Reed also helped defeat a state lottery and video poker in Alabama, on behalf of casinos in Mississippi. In Alabama, he told Abramoff, he had “over 3,000 pastors and 90,000 religious conservative households.” He enlisted these Baptists in a fight against one saloon while he was on the payroll of another.
Imagine if Ralph Nader had solicited money from Ford and Chrysler when he went after General Motors’ Corvair.
No, I’m not admitting Ralph will win … in fact, I think he won’t win, but that isn’t to say that he can’t win this race. He indeed can, IF Cagle supporters don’t work to get their people out to vote; IF Georgia voters don’t come to realize the negative effects electing Reed would have on Georgians; and, IF we absolutely want to ruin the GOP in Georgia, then yes, Ralph could potentially win.
I’m going to make one last appeal to Georgia voters before I have to make a brief trip out of the country (No, I’m not going to play golf in Scotland!). PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE look at Ralph Reed – look at his past, look at his current situation, look at his experience, look at his work history, look at his background, look at every aspect of his character, which will play a key role in how he would govern if elected – and think about what electing Ralph Reed could do to the GOP in Georgia, and to our state in general.
Ralph Reed is a threat to the Republican Party. He is a threat to our GOP Majority in State Government. He is a threat to the Senate Leadership. He is a threat to Georgia’s perception amongst federal lawmakers. He is a threat to our state’s general well being!
We might not see immediate negative results, but I can guarrantee that there will be negative consequences on the GOP and Georgians in general, if Ralph Reed is elected.
I’m sorry for using my front page posting privelages to make a partisan blast, but this is coming down to the wire, and I don’t think everyone really understands how important this race is. This isn’t about the Georgia Lt Gov. This is a race that could continue to pose negative affects on the GOP for years into the future!
If you are a voter or know a voter who is struggling with this race, I encourage you to refer back to your school years and make a pro/con chart. Get back to the basics and evaluate your candidates on the facts, not letting the spin, partisan/internal politics, and media influence you, beyond as a means of obtaining information on the candidates.
Look at the pros and cons of each candidate, including ALL of the facts (and I promise you, there is a lot, so go to the internet, Google, or look back through Peach Pundit archives), and evaluate the choices and facts, letting that due dilligence guide your choice. But, it is imperative that you look at ALL of the facts, and it is even more imperative that voters in this race educate themselves, so we don’t have people blindly voting for a candidate that could very well cause much trouble in the future.